Fan favorite James Hinchcliffe won’t race in Indianapolis 500

James Hinchcliffe #5 driver of the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda IndyCar during practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series Phoenix Grand Prix (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It’s official – fan favorite James Hinchcliffe will not race in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. There was specualtion that he might still race after being cut on Bump Day, but the IndyCar driver said that won’t happen. He said his team exhausted all options to get him into the race

He released a statement on Twitter this afternoon saying there are no excuses. They simply didn’t get their job done.

You can read his full statement below.

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