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Malukas confirmed in Coyne’s second IndyCar for 2022

Malukas, who scored seven wins in Lights and took the championship struggle with Kyle Kirkwood all the way down to the wire, additionally examined impressively with Coyne at Barber Motorsports Park in October, ending the day high of the instances by a considerable margin.

Malukas will associate with two-time Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato, who was confirmed by the crew final week.

Malukas who hails from southwest suburban Chicagoland, about 10 miles from the Dale Coyne Racing store in Plainfield, mentioned: “I’m very joyful to hitch Dale Coyne Racing for my first season within the NTT IndyCar Sequence. It has been my dream since a little bit child to get up to now and I’m thrilled to get it began with this crew.

“After my first take a look at with DCR, I felt proper at residence. They’re like household already and I’m excited to see what we will accomplish. Convey on 2022!”

“I’ve been following David in Indy Lights and I used to be very happy by what I noticed,” mentioned crew proprietor Dale Coyne. “He had a exceptional season after which he impressed everybody after we examined him again in October. It was his first time in an Indy automotive and he was the quickest one on the take a look at, even forward of a veteran driver.

“And, on high of all of it, he comes from proper down the highway in Chicago, so it’s an ideal match for us to run David subsequent season.

“We’re additionally enthusiastic about our new partnership with HMD Motorsports. We will’t wait to begin constructing on this relationship and we’re trying ahead to a profitable season collectively.”

HMD Motorsports, owned by David’s father Henry, has been competing within the Highway to Indy (RTI) since 2017, accruing a number of wins. Final yr HMD ran not solely Malukas, but additionally partnered with the International Racing Group HMD to assist Linus Lundqvist and Benjamin Pedersen, who completed third and fourth within the championship respectively, and in addition ran Nikita Lastochkin and Manuel Sulaiman.

HMD replaces Vasser Sullivan Racing as Coyne’s associate on the #18 automotive, a relationship that was dissolved this low season after 4 years.

Mike Maurini, HMD’s basic supervisor mentioned: “Having the HMD Motorsports identify in IndyCar was a objective that we had set a number of years in the past and is step one within the total plan for the longer term. IndyCar is experiencing main development and HMD is ready to be concerned on the proper time for our drivers, and companions.

“Tying the profitable Indy Lights program, and enterprise, to an IndyCar effort offers the HMD identify a ladder to the higher echelon of open wheel racing in North America. The objective is to proceed to win in Indy Lights, increase and develop a industrial aspect of the enterprise, and advance drivers up into the NTT IndyCar Sequence.”

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