Jimmie Johnson injured his hand Friday in a crash during practice at the Long Beach Grand Prix. The seven-time NASCAR champion said he needed further evaluation.

Johnson did not remove his hands from the steering wheel — standard practice in open wheel racing but not common in NASCAR — as his car headed into a tire barrier. The force from the collision caused his hands to snap off the wheel and Johnson‘s in-car camera showed him shaking his right hand.

Johnson, in his second season of IndyCar after nearly 20 years in NASCAR, is coming off a career-best finish of sixth that energized an audience eager to see him race in next month‘s Indianapolis 500.

Associated Press

Update from Long Beach pic.twitter.com/pRGO2jPLmm

— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) April 9, 2022

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