AVONDALE, La. -- IndyCar officials say a pit crew member who was hit by a car Sunday during the inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana has received stitches for a cut on his leg and has been released.
Tire changer Todd Phillips, for Dayle Coyne Racing, received a minor injury Sunday when he was struck by the car of Francesco Dracone, who had come in on Lap 25 for tires and fuel.
Dracone spun while exiting his put box, clipping Phillips' leg. Phillips was taken to the infield care center for treatment.
Many cars struggled with traction during the race after rain had fallen for hours leading up to the green flag.
Dracone did not finish the race and wound up 23rd.
Philipps posted a video of the incident to his Facebook page and joked, “I guess the cat is out of the bag. I can’t tell you how lucky I am to walk away with only 6 stitches!”