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Hawksworth cleared by IndyCar to race at Iowa

IndyCar gives Jack Hawksworth medical clearance to race Saturday night at Iowa Speedway
Posted on July 8, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 8, 2014 at 5:49 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jack Hawksworth has been cleared by IndyCar to race at Iowa after sitting out Sunday’s event at Pocono with a heart contusion.

The British driver was injured when he crashed in practice on Saturday. He was initially checked, cleared and released from the infield car center, but went to a Pennsylvania hospital later that day because he felt ill.

Hawksworth was diagnosed with a heart contusion and held overnight for observation. He was released Sunday and had to be seen by IndyCar medical director Dr. Michael Olinger for clearance to race.

Hawksworth was cleared Tuesday to race this weekend at Iowa. The rookie has three top-10 finishes in IndyCar this season driving for BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian.


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