UPDATE NTT IndyCar Series driver Ed Jones has been cleared to drive in the INDYCAR Classic at Circuit of The Americas following a re-examination by Dr. Geoffrey Billows, INDYCAR medical director.
Jones sustained a small non-displaced fracture of the distal fourth metacarpal in his left ring finger when his No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet made contact with the wall during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 10. Jones met with a hand surgeon in Miami in the days following the race and had the hand properly splinted.
03/20/19 Ed Jones, driver of the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet, will be re-evaluated by Dr. Geoffrey Billows, INDYCAR’s medical director, at Circuit of The Americas for a small fracture in his left ring finger before being cleared to drive in the INDYCAR Classic race weekend that begins Friday.
Jones sustained a small non-displaced fracture of the distal fourth metacarpal in the finger when he crashed during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 10, the opening race of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season. Following the incident, Jones met with a hand surgeon in Miami for proper splinting. According to a team news release, it is expected that the 24-year-old will be cleared to resume driving duties with no restrictions.
Practice for the INDYCAR Classic begins Friday with three on-track sessions. A final practice takes place Saturday morning ahead of NTT P1 Award qualifying at 3 p.m. ET Saturday (NBCSN and INDYCAR Pass on NBC Sports Gold). Coverage of the 60-lap race begins at 1 p.m. Sunday on NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network.