Champ Car Series

Figge to sit out GP of Houston

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - After driving in the opening practice session, Pacific Coast Motorsports' Alex Figge has announced that he will not race this weekend Champ Car event.

Figge is suffering from back pain after crashing in last week's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

"I experienced a huge amount of discomfort this morning in practice so I will be getting an MRI this afternoon," said Figge. "From here I will focus on recovery so we can log some miles in May. We've got several tests scheduled in the coming weeks I need to make sure I am recovered, as those tests are essential."

04/21 15:45:26 ET

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