Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports David Malukas has been cleared to compete in today’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Malukas had a heavy crash in qualifying for the race on Saturday and complained of a headache following the incident.
Speaking following qualifying he said:
“I’m OK, I have a little bit of a headache. It was unfortunate. It actually started on the previous lap. I went into Turn 9, we looked at the data and we knew we had to break a little bit deeper trying to catch up some time, compared to the top guys. So, I tried to break a little bit deeper. I ended up losing the car and tapped the wall on the left. I gave the car a bit of a shake going down the straight and everything felt OK, but clearly it wasn’t. Going into Turn 4, I hit the brakes and the rear end just whipped out on me and I couldn’t save it. I feel really bad. I feel sorry for the Dale Coyne Racing with HMD team. Obviously, it’s my mistake on my end.”
The driver of the No.18 HMD Honda was cleared to compete by the INDYCAR medical team around ten minutes before race day warm up.