Jason Johnson broke several vertebra on April 5 during a crash in California. Wednesday night at the World of Outlaws race at Lakeside Speedway, after a lengthy rehabilitation process, he strapped into his No. 41 car for the first time in 85 days.
The CEO of IndyCar said Wednesday that the series went too far with the rules package for last weekend's race at California, where many drivers sharply criticized what they said was dangerous pack racing.
Wednesday’s World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race at Lakeside Speedway provides for an opportunity for drivers to pick up points on leader Donny Schatz, the six-time series champion who has a sizeable lead in points on the rest of the field. Schatz has never won at Lakeside.
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Organizers in every motorsport try to walk a fine line between creating fast, entertaining racing and keeping drivers and riders safe. Finding that middle ground is particularly vital in IndyCar, where cars occasionally go airborne in accidents.
Nico Rosberg provided further evidence of the threat he poses to championship-leading teammate Lewis Hamilton by posting the fastest times in both practice sessions at the British Grand Prix on Friday.
NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.
Much of the recent intrigue in Formula One has been over who will run the championship in the future after Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari investors linked up with the Miami Dolphins owner to explore a takeover bid.