Stefan Wilson will miss Sunday's Indianapolis 500. (Penske Entertainment/Chris Jones Photo)

Stefan Wilson To Miss Indy 500 After Crash During Practice

INDIANAPOLIS — Stefan Wilson will miss the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 following a practice crash on Monday.

Aboard the No. 24 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing/Cusick Motorsports Chevrolet, Wilson was involved in an accident in turn one with Katherine Legge during Monday’s practice session at the 2.5-mile oval. Wilson was placed on a backboard after exiting his race car.

The 33-year-old was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital for further tests. In a statement made by the team, it was revealed that Wilson suffered a fracture of the 12th thoracic vertebrae and will stay overnight at the hospital for further tests and observation. 

“Based on this type of injury, Wilson will not be allowed to compete in this Sunday’s 107th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.”

The status of the No. 24 entry and what the team will do is yet to be seen.

“The Dreyer & Reinbold Racing/Cusick Motorsports team will have more information in due course.”

Wilson had qualified 25th during Saturday’s qualifying session.