Tenth Row Start for Malukas at GMR Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, May 12, 2023) – David Malukas (#18 HMD Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports) qualified 20th for the GMR Grand Prix on Friday.

Starting: 20th

  • Malukas took to the track in Group 2 during the first round of qualifying at the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course.
  • He turned his fastest lap with a time of 1:10.2562 on his last lap of the 10-minute session.
  • The time moved him into 10th place in his group and 20th on the starting grid for Saturday’s race.
  • So far this season, the #18 HMD driver has a best starting position of ninth and a best finish of fourth (both at Texas Motor Speedway).
  • In 2022, Malukas started 24th and finished 12th at the GMR Grand Prix and he started 11th and finished 13th when the series returned to the IMS road course in July.
  • The 2023 GMR Grand Prix goes green at 3:45pm ET and will be broadcast live on NBC.

David Malukas, #18 Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports Honda
“We struggled today. We’re not where we need to be with our road course car. In the practice sessions we struggled to make it into the top 15 and it seems we’re kind of moving backwards instead of forward. We’re trying a lot of things, nothing has quite clicked for us yet, but, that said, I’m confident we’ll figure it out. In qualifying, my lap wasn’t great either so that was on me and, I’m kicking myself for it. I’m going to recharge and reset tonight and be ready for warm-up and the race tomorrow. Hopefully we’ll have a good race car, and we can make our way to the front.”

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