Dale Coyne Racing’s Zachary Claman DeMelo will be back in the cock-pit at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend in the No.19 Paysafe Honda for the first time since finishing the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the end of May where he finished in 19th place.
The Canadian is hoping that he can use the experience he gained at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to his advantage this weekend on the 1.5 mile super speedway in Texas.
Claman DeMelo commented by saying:
“This will be my first time racing at Texas Motor Speedway and I’m really looking forward to it. “It will be nice to get back in the #19 Paysafe car after a week off. I feel that we can be very competitive this weekend as I’m more confident with my oval racing after all the time spent on track during the Indy 500.
For Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 SealMaster Honda for Dale Coyne Vasser Sullivan Racing the race in Texas equates to somewhat of a home race as many of the team partners are based in Texas and he is hoping to put on a good show for them as a result:
Some of our sponsors are based or operate in Texas, so the race means a lot to them, their guests and the team. The SealMaster Honda No. 18 car had good pace at both Phoenix (pole) and Indy (qualified fifth). We also had a good test at Texas Motor Speedway earlier this year, but the weather and track conditions will be totally different this weekend We just have to hope we unload off the truck with a good baseline and then work from there to fine-tune the car as the track changes and give everyone the result we need.