Long Pond, PA (August 19, 2018) – Pietro Fittipaldi’s superspeedway debut was short lived when he was involved in a multi-car accident on Lap 7 of the ABC Supply race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday aboard his #19 Paysafe car.
After starting 17th, Fittipaldi made his way up to 13th on the start just before a yellow flag flew for a car that spun on track. The race finally resumed on Lap 7, but it was also short lived when another caution came out following an incident that involved five cars, including Fittipaldi, who was unable to avoid contact with James Hinchcliffe.
“I’m feeling great. I’m obviously a little sore from the impact but I’m 100%, no broken bones. Thankfully. I just saw a lot of smoke ahead, I was in the middle of the corner behind Ed (Jones), it was full of smoke and all I saw was that I was going to hit (James) Hinchcliffe head on, so I had to slam on the brakes and try to get low. When I did that, I think with the debris on track, the fluid, and the cold tires I just lost the rear of the car and then hit him sideways. There are three races left, so I am going to try and get some good results. I’m looking forward to Gateway.”
After being evaluated at the infield medical center, Fittipaldi was released and cleared to drive. He
will be back in action next weekend for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park, August 24th and 25th.