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Legge set to drive Iowa doubleheader for Dale Coyne Racing

The 43-year-old British racer will reassume the DCR’s co-partnered Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 Honda-powered entry that she beforehand drove to a Twenty ninth-place end within the Indianapolis 500 in Might. She was additionally within the automobile with the staff within the latest IndyCar take a look at on the 0.875-mile oval.

“I’m thrilled to be behind the wheel of an IndyCar on the Iowa doubleheader this weekend,” mentioned Legge

“We had a profitable take a look at there final week, and I’m actually trying ahead to seeing how the races unfold on the brand new floor. I’m grateful to Dale Coyne and Honda and so completely happy to be again within the 51!”

Legge can be coming off a busy month of June that noticed her place fifth at school within the 102nd version of The Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb as a rookie within the Acura Integra S DE5, reaching the 14,115-foot summit in 10m51.359s – simply 3s off the entrance wheel drive report. 

In 2005, Legge turned the primary lady to win a serious open-wheel race in North America after claiming victory within the Atlantic Championship, on the time a developmental collection for Champ Automotive. She went on to compete in Champ Automotive the next two years, the place she turned the primary lady within the collection to steer laps, which got here on the Milwaukee Mile en path to a greatest end of sixth. 

Legge additionally competed in 10 IndyCar races in 2012 and have become simply the ninth lady to qualify for the Indy 500, following Janet Guthrie who was the primary in 1977. Legge additionally competed within the Indy 500 in 2013, and for the 2023 Indy 500, she set the quickest one-lap (231.627 mph) and four-lap (231.070 mph) qualification speeds for a lady within the historical past of the race.

“We’re trying ahead to having Katherine again within the automobile with us at Iowa this weekend,” mentioned staff proprietor Dale Coyne. 

“She did a great job for us at Indy and we had a robust take a look at at Iowa Speedway final week with each Katherine and Jack (Harvey). We’re excited to see what the doubleheader weekend in Iowa brings.”

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Oliver Wright
Oliver Wright
Oliver Wright specializes in Formula 1 and cycling. Oliver’s race analyses and feature stories provide readers with detailed insights into these fast-paced sports.


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