Dale Coyne Racing with RWR announced on Wednesday that England’s Toby Sowery who is currently competing in the LMP2 class of IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup where he finished second at the 24 Hours of Daytona and was praised for his outstanding performance at the 12 Hours of Sebring in his debut LMP2 season will make his NTT INDYCAR SERIES race debut for the team at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course in just under two weeks in the No.51 Honda.

Sowery will drive alongside his fellow Englishman, Jack Harvey who drives the No.18 INVST Honda as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES begins the new hybrid era of the sport.

Speaking about his upcoming race debut with the team, Sowery, who tested an INDYCAR with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing last season commented saying:

“Dale Coyne has been fundamental to IndyCar in giving drivers opportunities to prove themselves and I am eager for this challenge. It’ll be a difficult step to make having only one day in the car over a year ago as well as adapting to the hybrid system, but I’m up for it!”

Sowery competed in INDY NXT by Firestone in 2019 and finished third in the Championship on the strength of seven podium finishes, including a win at Portland International Raceway. He returned to the series for a partial season in 2021, finishing on the podium three times. After being crowned Champion of the inaugural Radical World Finals in 2022, Sowery returned to INDY NXT in 2023 to compete in two rounds of the Championship and scored a podium finish at Barber Motorsports Park.

Sowery is just the latest in a long list of drivers who have been in the No.51 Honda and speaking about his appointment to the seat, team owner Dale Coyne said:

“I’ve been following Toby’s career for quite some time now. “He’s shown that he can quickly adapt to whatever car he is driving and has a successful track record to prove it. We realize coming into the weekend at Mid-Ohio with no prior testing of the car in its hybrid form might be a steep learning curve, but we’re confident he will get up to speed quickly and we look forward to seeing what he can do.”

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