Meyer Shank Racing announced on Tuesday, that INDY NXT presented by Firestone champion Linus Lundqvist will be back behind the wheel of the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda this weekend as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES heads back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the Gallagher Grand Prix.
The Swede made his race debut with the team in Nashville on Sunday and was extremely competitive during the event but was forced to retire from the race.
Speaking about the news, Lundqvist said:
First I want to say a massive thank you to Mike and Jim for their trust to put me back in the car again. The Nashville weekend was great in so many ways. Obviously, a lot of impressions and a lot of new stuff for me going on that weekend and I was pretty disappointed with the way that it ended. It was my mistake and I enjoyed it up until that point. I think it also left me and the team wanting more, which I am grateful for another opportunity at Indy. I know it is going to be tough again, but now I have a whole race weekend under my belt. Hopefully we can string some good results together and find some good speed, but I feel like it is going to be a super weekend.”
The comes after Simon Pagenaud was once again not cleared by INDYCAR medical officials to compete this weekend.
The Frenchman continues to recover following his crash at Mid-Ohio last month.
It has now emerged that Pagenaud’s car suffered a manufacturer brake failure.
Helio Castroneves commented on the upcoming race at IMS saying:
The IMS road course is a place that has been very good for MSR, so I am looking forward to getting back to one of my favorite places. I think we learned a lot from the last race there in May, so that should help us this weekend. I’m ready to go!”
Thr Brazilian heads into the weekend with plenty of momentum following his best result on a street course this year last time out in Nashville where he finished 11th.