Hinchcliffe 'thankful' for heroic efforts by IndyCar safety team

James Hinchcliffe remains hospitalized and will not take part in the Indy 500.

INDIANAPOLIS - IndyCar has ruled James Hinchcliffe out of competition for the 'foreseeable future,' including this weekend's Indianapolis 500.

"Words can't describe how thankful I am to the Holmatro Safety Team," Hinchcliffe said. "Those guys, in addition to the doctors and staff at the hospital, are my heroes. I can't say enough how much I appreciate the outpouring of support from IndyCar fans, my family and fellow drivers. We are all one big family and it feels like that today."

"He's stable and improving," said Dr. Pohlman, who performed surgery on Hinchcliffe yesterday. "His condition was critical upon his arrival and I think the IndyCar system as a whole needs to be commended for how well they can take care of drivers in this situation."

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Series IndyCar
Event Indy 500
Track Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Drivers James Hinchcliffe
Article type Breaking news