Jimmie Johnson possibly out of Long Beach following practice crash

Jimmie Johnson might be sidelined for this weekend’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.

The driver of the No. 48 Carvanna Honda hopped a curb and smashed into the Turn 5 tire barrier. On board footage shows that his right hand stayed on the steering wheel at the point of impact.

The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion limped his car around the 1.98-mile street circuit back to pit lane.

Johnson shared an update via social media with his right arm wrapped in a spint-

“Hey everybody, as you can see I’m a little banged up and have a splint on. First and foremost, apologies to the fans at the autograph session that I wasn’t able to attend. I’d already got something else going on here.

“I’m on my way to be further evaluated, just to get a good honest look and understand what my options are. We really don’t have any clarity at this point, and I look forward to updating you all very soon.”

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