Hawksworth OK for this weekend

Jack Hawksworth
Jack Hawksworth

The right knee of Verizon IndyCar Series driver Jack Hawksworth has checked out after Saturday night's crash with Aleshin at Texas Motor Speedway, and he will be in A.J. Foyt Racing's No. 41 car for this weekend's race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

"He's fine," team president Larry Foyt told the Indianapolis Star on Monday. "It was like a stinger. Once he got walking around he said it was fine."

Foyt said the car's tub was damaged but not beyond repair. The team had tubs destroyed on two occasions this season.

“We had a pretty decent car which was good but started two laps down because of all that happened here last time," said Hawksworth. “Disappointing. On another day where we started on the lead lap we would have had a strong result."

Hawksworth admitted that he could do nothing in the crash that ended his evening’s work, with Aleshin spinning out on control ahead of him leaving him nowhere to go but straight into the wall.

“The car spun in directly in front of me and I had nowhere to go and got collected," said Hawksworth.

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