Team Penske confirmed Wednesday that Will Power has received medical clearance to test the 2012 Chevrolet IndyCar next week as he continues to recover from injuries suffered in the final race of the 2011 season.
Power was diagnosed with two small compression fractures of his thoracic vertebrae following the multi-car accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 16 that claimed the life of driver Dan Wheldon. After further evaluation, series orthopedic specialist Dr. Terry Trammell has determined that Power is cleared to participate in a previously scheduled two-day test of the 2012 Chevy IndyCar at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., on Nov. 14 and 15.
“I'm really looking forward to getting back in the car,” said Power. “I actually haven't had any pain in my back in the last couple of weeks and I am excited to continue testing the new Chevy IndyCar.”
Power previously tested Chevrolet's twin-turbo V6-powered Dallara DW12 at Mid-Ohio last month.