Davison To Drive For Dale Coyne Racing In The Indianapolis 500
Dale Coyne Racing announced in St Petersburg on Friday that James Davison will make his NTT IndyCar Series return for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 26.
Dale Coyne Racing have partnered with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger MotorSport and Belardi Auto Racing which will see the Australian drive the No.33 Honda alongside Sebastien Bourdais and Santino Ferrucci.
Speaking about his return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 500, Davison said:
“I’m enraptured to be rejoining Dale Coyne Racing with Byrd Hollinger Belardi. Dale’s team is special in many ways and I have fond memories driving the #18 and #19 cars at the 500 in the past. We endeavor to recreate our prior success together and can’t wait to get after it.”
Team owner Dale Coyne said:
We’re very excited to have James (Davison) come back to the team for the Indianapolis 500. “He stepped in last minute for us with hardly any practice as a substitute driver to Sebastien (Bourdais) a couple of years ago and did a great job under the circumstances and showed he has the speed to run with the best of them. We’re also happy to be partnering once again with the Byrd family who have a long history with the Indy 500, as well as Hollinger MotorSport, and we look forward to working with Brian Belardi and his team.”
Team co-owner David Byrd said:
It was only a matter of time before we formed a partnership with Dale Coyne Racing for the Indianapolis 500 this year. “We’re all connected in one way or another. Both the Byrd family and James have a history with Dale and his team and last year James, Brad (Hollinger) and I partnered with Belardi Auto Racing, so this year’s deal came together very naturally. Dale’s team has had strong runs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway the last couple of years and we hope to continue that with them.”
Brian Belardi said:
I’m very happy to have Belardi Auto Racing once again part of the Indianapolis 500. I’m especially excited to be partnering with Dale Coyne Racing, who not only have a lot of experience in IndyCar, but they’ve proven time and time again how competitive their cars are at the Speedway, and I believe that with the great group of partners we have and with James Davison behind the wheel we are setting ourselves up for a very successful month of May at Indianapolis.”