Taylorsville’s Zachary Price, Team Penske’s crew member injured at Indianapolis, returns to NC

Ryan Blaney’s crew performs a pit stop last Sunday at Pocono Raceway. The crew’s rear tire changer, Zachary Price, was injured when he was pinned between two cars during Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Matt Slocum / AP Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS — An injured crew member on Ryan Blaney’s NASCAR team has returned to Team Penske’s headquarters in North Carolina, where he will undergo further evaluation.

Taylorsville’s Zachary Price was treated and released from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and returned home with the rest of Penske’s travel party, the team said in a statement Monday.

He was injured early in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 during a six-car pileup near the entrance of pit road. Price was pinned between Blaney’s No. 12 Ford and another car, which brought out a red flag. Track workers put Price, a graduate of the Mooresville-based NASCAR Technical Institute, on a stretcher and he appeared to be smiling before being placed into an ambulance.

Five of the drivers involved were checked and released from the infield medical center while Blaney continued to race.

Blaney drives for Roger Penske, who bought the speedway in November from the Hulman-George family.