Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports David Malukas in the No.18 HMD Motorsports Honda took home the biggest mover trophy in Sunday’s BitNile.com Portland Grand Prix.
Little Dave as he is known started the race from 23rd place and made his way through the field to finish the 110-lap race in eighth place and speaking following the action he commented saying:
It was a really good race for us, moving up to eighth place after starting 23rd. We’re not sure what happened in qualifying yesterday, but we knew we could do better today and that the pace was there. We knew if we worked hard in the race that we would get the car where it needed to be, and we came home with a top eight finish. I’m really proud of the Dale Coyne Racing team, it was a really good strategy, and we made some good moves and were the biggest mover in the race and I have to thank the team for that.”
Paddock Eye understands that Malukas, who is leaving Dale Coyne Racing following the season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey this weekend will be announced as an Arrow McLaren driver in the coming days.
Sting Ray Robb in the No.51 Goodheart/Biohaven Dale Coyne with RWR Honda started 24th came home in 23rd and speaking following the action he said:
We started out alright in the race and with an early yellow we decided to go with a fuel saving strategy. It was a tough day, but the crew did a great job on pit stops. We stayed clean and finished one position up from where we started. So not much to complain about and also not much to celebrate but it wasn’t too bad for a birthday at a race track.”