Dale Coyne Racing will field just one car for the ‘restart your engines’ event at Texas Motor Speedway, the Firestone 600 on Saturday night.
Gabby Chaves returns to the cock-pit of the No.19 Boy Scouts of America Honda and will restart the event from 6th place. Chaves gained the most positions in the race up until it was suspended on lap 71 having started the event from the back of the grid in 22nd place.
Speaking ahead of the race, Chaves commented by saying:
We hope to have good weather this time in Texas. I went into the race at 22 years old and I’ll finish it at 23, so hopefully that will be some good luck. We’re definitely in a position where we can actually go for the win, so I’m very excited and very much looking forward to finishing out the oval calendar on a very high note for the team and myself. It’s always tricky to get back in the car, especially that we will only have 10 minutes to get sorted and get running before going straight into the race. You have to be committed and trust in the abilities that you have and trust in what the team gives you and that’s what I’ll be doing.
Conor Daly will not take part in the race having retired from the event on lap 42 following a heavy crash with Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden.