Australian Ryan Briscoe, 33, will fill in for the injured James Hinchcliffe in the No. 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports on Sunday for the 99th running of the Indy 500.
Hinchcliffe, 28, of suburban Toronto, is in his first season with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and won the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana on April 12.
On May 18, ‘Hinch’s Dallara made hard right-side contact with the Turn 3 SAFER Barrier and slid on its right side all the way into Turn 4 after an apparent right front suspension failure at more than 220 m/h.
The Canadian underwent surgery that same day for a pelvic and upper left thigh injury.
He is recovering and was transferred May 20 out of the Intensive Care Unit at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Upon further evaluation, it was determined that Hinchcliffe will require no further procedures and is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries.