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IMSA driver Michael Johnson recovering from broken tibia, fibula suffered in Roar Before the 24

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IMSA released an update Monday on the condition of driver Michael Johnson, who was injured in a crash Saturday during the Roar Before the 24 weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

Johnson, driver of the No. 54 JDC-Miller Motorsports, was involved in a crash in Turn 6.

According to an IMSA news release, Johnson was removed from his wrecked vehicle and transported by ambulance to Florida Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery to repair a broken right tibia and fibula.

Johnson is still hospitalized but is awake, alert and in good spirits, the IMSA release stated. Because of his injuries, he will be unable to take part in the Rolex 24 on Jan. 27-28 at Daytona International Speedway.

“In true Michael Johnson spirit, (he’s) looking forward to getting back in the car in the coming months,” the release said.

Johnson, 24, has been paralyzed from the chest down since being injured in a motorcycle crash at the age of 12. However, he has continued to build a racing career in the IMSA series piloting a car with hand controls.

There were no other major incidents or injuries during the three-day Roar Before the 24.

IndyCar entry lists for Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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There are 25 drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series entry lists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a few new yet familiar faces for the Oct. 2-3 race weekend.

Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais will make his season debut in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet (shifting Dalton Kellett to the No. 41) with AJ Foyt Racing, which he is joining full time next season. James Hinchcliffe, who had run three races with Andretti Autosport, will return in place of Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda. Helio Castroneves will drive Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Dallara-Chevy for Oliver Askew, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Sage Karam, who has two IndyCar starts this year at IMS (the road course on July 4 and the Indy 500 on Aug. 23), also will return to the series in Dreyer & Reinbold’s No. 24 Dallara-Chevrolet.

HARVEST GP ENTRY LISTS: Friday l Saturday

Friday and Saturday of the Harvest GP presented by GMR will mark the second and third races this season on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. While the July 4 race on the circuit was 80 laps, Friday’s distance is 85 laps, and Saturday will be a 75-lap event.

Championship leader Scott Dixon led 26 of 80 laps to win the July 4 race at the IMS road course. With three races remaining in the series, the five-time series champion enters with a 72-point lead on Josef Newgarden.

Click here to see who’s on the IndyCar entry lists in Race 1 and in Race 2 for the Harvest GP presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.


START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR INDYCAR AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE (all times ET):

Thursday

IndyCar NTT Series practice: 2:25-3:40 p.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying, Race 1: 6:20 p.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

Friday

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 1: 3:30 p.m. (green flag, 5 p.m.), USA Network, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

—IndyCar qualifying: 10:20 a.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 2: 2:30 p.m (green flag, 2:31 p.m.)., NBC, NBC Sports Gold