Iowa: Roth Racing withdraws No 25 car

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Roth Racing Withdraws #25 Car in Iowa

A heavy crash during practice today has forced Roth Racing to withdraw the #25 car of Marty Roth from this weekend's Iowa Corn Indy 250.

One hour into today's 1st practice session Roth was mid-way through corners 1 and 2 when the right rear suspension broke and the car suddenly snapped around into the wall. The damage was severe enough to prevent it from being repaired in time for tomorrow's race.

Although the team is still searching for the exact cause of the crash, replays clearly show that the spin began when something in the right rear suspension broke.

MARGARET ROTH (President, Roth Racing)
"We are obviously very disappointed that we have to put the #25 car into the truck and send it back to Indianapolis for repairs. We will now focus our attention on finding the problem that caused the accident and getting the car ready for next Saturday night's race at Richmond. Additionally we still have a race to run tomorrow with John Andretti and the #24 car."

Andretti will qualify the #24 car later today.

Marty Roth was checked over at the infield medical center and released and will be back behind the wheel in Richmond.

-credit: rm

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Series IndyCar
Drivers John Andretti , Marty Roth