Meyer Shank Racing has confirmed that Linus Lindqvist will make his third race start for the team this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway.
It will be the first oval INDYCAR SERIES race start for the Swede who made his INDYCAR debut with MSR for the street course event in Nashville.
Speaking about the news, Lindqvist who finished the Gallagher Grand Prix of Indianapolis last time out in 12th commented saying:
I’m extremely happy to be joining MSR again in St. Louis this weekend. The last few weekends in Nashville and at Indy have been the time of my life and I can’t wait to continue to work with this team. We’ve been through some challenging race formats – Nashville a street course, Indy a road course, and now St. Louis, an oval. I will be learning once again. I know that it is going to be tough and tricky, but I know the team is going to give me a good car to have a solid result like we had at Indy. I’m also very much looking forward to working with Helio as a teammate. Working with him on an oval is something that every driver would want to do and I’m just going to learn from it as much as I can this weekend.”
This weekend will mark Helio Castroneves’ last full-time outing on an oval track before moving to his ownership position with MSR in 2024 where he will compete in the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Speaking about the race this weekend, Castroneves says:
I’m definitely very excited to get back to another oval, they are definitely tracks that I love, especially WWTR. The team has been really picking up the pace these last few races and the No. 06 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda has been great to drive, so I’m confident that we can keep that going this weekend. So far, we’ve had some good results on ovals, so here’s to finishing out the final oval of the season with a good result.”