Lundqvist will get second likelihood in IndyCar as Pagenaud stays unfit to drive

Reigning Indy Nxt champion Linus Lundqvist has been referred to as up by IndyCar workforce Meyer Shank Racing for a second successive week to face in for the injured Simon Pagenaud.

Lundqvist will race the quantity 60 automobile on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway street course this weekend. It follows a powerful debut for the 24-year-old final weekend on the streets of Nashville the place he certified eleventh, rose to 3rd mid-race and later set the quickest lap. He was operating in thirteenth place when he crashed out with 11 laps to go.

“First I wish to say a large thanks to Mike [Shank] and Jim [Meyer] for his or her belief to place me again within the automobile once more,” stated Lundqvist.

“The Nashville weekend was nice in so some ways. Clearly, lots of impressions and lots of new stuff for me happening that weekend and I used to be fairly upset with the way in which that it ended. It was my mistake and I loved it up till that time.

“I believe it additionally left me and the workforce wanting extra, which I’m grateful for an additional alternative at Indy. I do know it’ll be robust once more, however now I’ve a complete race weekend beneath my belt. Hopefully we will string some good outcomes collectively and discover some good pace, however I really feel like it’ll be a brilliant weekend.”

Since his crash in follow at Mid-Ohio over a month in the past, Pagenaud has been nursing concussion-like signs and has not been medically cleared by IndyCar’s medical workforce to return to the cockpit. The IMS race would be the sixth in a row he has missed, and the 2016 champion now sits a lowly twenty seventh within the championship standings.

Nonetheless his workforce mate Helio Castroneves, who has contested each race to this point, shouldn’t be doing significantly better as he’s twentieth within the standings with a greatest end of tenth.

Throughout his absence Pagenaud’s place was beforehand taken by Conor Daly in Mid-Ohio and the Iowa double-header, and by Tom Blomqvist in Toronto.


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