Indianapolis, IN (May 9, 2019) – The Dale Coyne Racing team is back in action this weekend as Santino Ferrucci makes his first official appearance at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the INDYCAR Grand Prix, which takes place Saturday, May 11.
While the team didn’t have any races the last three weekends, the Plainfield, Illinois-based squad was still hard at work preparing for the coming weeks at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, taking part in two test days, including one on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course, ahead of this weekend’s event.
“I’m very excited to get the month of May started with the INDYCAR Grand Prix this week,” shared Ferrucci. “I’m very much looking forward to this next race. We had a successful test there last week with our #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing Honda. I have a lot of confidence in our crew and I really enjoyed driving on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it’s a fun track. Hopefully we can have a successful debut at Indy and kick off the month of May with a good result.”
The 85-lap INDYCAR Grand Prix will be Ferrucci’s ninth NTT IndyCar Series race. So far, the rookie has a best finishing position of ninth (St. Petersburg) and a best starting position of 10th (Barber Motorsports Park).
With a condensed two-day event, both practice sessions and qualifying will take place on Friday, May 10th. Qualifying will be broadcast live on NBCSN from 4:30pm ET with both practice sessions streamed live on the NBC Gold App.
The fifth round of the 2019 season will go green on Saturday, May 11 at 3:50pm ET and will be broadcast live on NBC from 3pm ET.