Briscoe crashes in Indy 500 practice

May 21, 2011 - 8:59 AM
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IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, waits in the pit area as rain delayed practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Wednesday, May 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Penske Racing driver Ryan Briscoe crashed early in Saturday's Indianapolis 500 practice session but was uninjured.

He was taken by ambulance to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's medical center. He was released from the medical after a short stay and cleared to practice.

The rear of Briscoe's car was severely damaged. Penske will try to arrange a backup car.

Qualifying for the race on May 29 is later in the day.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Penske Racing driver Ryan Briscoe crashed early in Saturday's Indianapolis 500 practice session.

He was taken by ambulance to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's medical center. The rear of Briscoe's car was severely damaged.

Qualifying for the race on May 29 is later in the day.