Indianapolis, IN (August 13, 2021) – For the first time in his NTT INDYCAR SERIES career, Dale Coyne Racing with RWR driver Romain Grosjean will be heading to a racetrack that he’s previously raced at, and it’s not just any racetrack, it’s where he’s had the best IndyCar weekend of his career so far.
To say that Grosjean is looking forward to returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix would be an understatement. While conditions will be different from his last visit in May, the Swiss-born Frenchman is still carrying plenty of momentum with him onto the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course which includes part of the famed oval.
“We’re racing again at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. The last time out in May, we had pole position and we finished second in the race,” expressed Grosjean. “With that previous performance, there’s obviously a lot of expectations coming into the weekend, but conditions will be much different this weekend. It should be much hotter and we’re running with NASCAR this weekend so the rubber on the track will be different as well. That said, we’ll keep working, keep pushing hard, keep the momentum going and hopefully we can have a good race. Would be great to have the same pace as last week in Nashville but this time with a bit more luck in the race!”
In his eight starts so far this season, Grosjean has a best finish of second and a pole, both claimed at the GMR Grand Prix at IMS in May. Overall, he’s also started in the top seven in six events and has two top-five and four top ten finishes.
Once again this weekend Cody Ware will be aboard the team’s #52 Nurtec ODT entry. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie will be making his third series start and will be doing double duty at IMS as he’ll also be taking part in the NASCAR Cup event on Sunday aboard Rick Ware Racing’s the #51 entry.
Ware and Grosjean along with their NTT INDYCAR SERIES competitors will have a one-hour practice session on Friday, August 13 from 3:00pm ET with qualifying taking place that evening at 7:00pm ET.
The Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway goes green at 1:00pm ET on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
All sessions will be streamed live on Peacock TV with qualifying and the race broadcast on NBCSN. Race coverage begins Saturday at 12:30pm ET.