Indy 500: Dale Coyne Racing crew chief injured

Dale Coyne Racing Crew Chief Injuried Indianapolis, Indiana (May 9, 2008) - Dale Coyne Racing Crew Chief Chuck Buckman ( ...

Dale Coyne Racing Crew Chief Injuried

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 9, 2008) - Dale Coyne Racing Crew Chief Chuck Buckman (#19 Sonny's Bar B-Q) was injured Friday afternoon when he was hit from behind by Danica Patrick's front wing while walking in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway pit during practice.

Buckman was initially unconscious after being hit, but regained consciousness and was alert at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Infield Care Center before being taken to Methodist Hospital for CAT scans to check for any internal injuries.

"I really don't remember how it happened," said Dale Coyne Racing Crew Chief Chuck Buckman. "All I remember was talking with someone on Marco Andretti's team and then everything is blank from that point. I will be OK and hopefully back to work in a day or two."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Chuck," said team owner Dale Coyne. "Hopefully he will be all right and we can get him back in our pit soon."

Buckman will spend Friday night in ICU at Methodist Hospital before undergoing another CAT scan Saturday morning.

ABC, ESPN2 and the IMS Radio Network will provide in-depth coverage of the 92nd Indianapolis 500, with more than 50 hours of programming. Indianapolis 500 Pole Day Qualifying will be broadcast live from noon - 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10 on ESPN2 and from 3 - 6 p.m. on ABC.

-credit: dcr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Marco Andretti , Dale Coyne , Danica Patrick
Teams Dale Coyne Racing