From the intrepid Curt Cavin, reporting live from a hospital bed in Indianapolis:
The fastest of the cars yet to qualify for this year's Indianapolis 500 now needs a driver.Reports from Trackside Online indicate unsigned drivers like PJ Chesson and Alex Barron already have rides being prepped for qualification this weekend, so perhaps this is the big break (albeit in Gregoire's back) that one of the Indy Pro drivers like Jay Howard or Wade Cunningham might get.
Stephan Gregoire, a seven-time starter in the 500, suffered a fractured bone in his back during a crash in Thursday's practice. He was held overnight at Methodist Hospital for observation.
"It's too sore," said Tom Chastain, who owns Chastain Motorsports. "He can't do anything; he can't move around." (MORE)
Then again, Chastain might consider giving Arni a ride...just kidding!
UPDATE: TSO says Roberto Moreno will substitute for Gregoire.