INDYCAR announced today that Verizon IndyCar Series driver Jack Hawksworth has been cleared by INDYCAR medical director Dr. Michael Olinger to compete July 11-12 in the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway.
Hawksworth was diagnosed with a myocardial contusion suffered in a practice crash July 5 for the Pocono INDYCAR 500 fueled by Sunoco at Pocono Raceway. After initially being checked, cleared and released from the infield car center following the incident, Hawksworth later felt ill and was transported to Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa., where he was held overnight for observation. He was released July 6.
Hawksworth, 23, of Bradford, England, has three top-10 finishes in his first Verizon IndyCar Series season. The driver and entrant, BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian, received half points for the 200-lap race at Pocono Raceway.