INDIANAPOLIS – A tire changer for NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney was taken to a hospital after being injured early Sunday in the Brickyard 400.
Zachary Price pinned between Blaney’s No. 12 Ford and Brennan Poole’s No. 15 Chevrolet, the result of a six-car pileup near the entrance to pit road 16 laps in the Cup Series race.
Five of the drivers were checked at Indianapolis Motor Speedways Medical Center for infield and released. Blaney returned to the race.
NASCAR said the award had been transported to a hospital for further evaluation.
The race was red-marked on lap 16 when track workers tried to clean up debris and take care of Price, who was placed on a stretcher. He seemed to smile before being placed in an ambulance.
Blaney drives for Roger Penske, who bought the speedway in November by the Hulman-George family.
Justin Allgaier, substitute for seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, was also involved in the crash and dropped out of the race. Johnson̵