There are multiple sources reporting that James Davison will fill in for the 18 car of Dale Coyne Racing during the Indy 500 due to Sebastien Bourdais’ accident yesterday.
UPDATE: Dale Coyne Racing Confirms James Davison
Dale Coyne Racing announced on Sunday that Australian James Davison will be replacing the injured Sebastien Bourdais aboard the #18 GEICO Honda for the 101st Indianapolis 500.
Davison is familiar with the team, having last raced for DCR at the 2015 Indianapolis 500. He made two other starts with the Plainfield-based team in 2013.
“My thoughts are with Sebastien and Claire Bourdais,” expressed Davison. “This is never the circumstance that a driver wants to secure an opportunity to drive in the Indianapolis 500. With that said, I’m extremely excited and ready to take on this challenge. The prime goal will be to secure a strong result for the team, Sebastien and all our sponsors. I can’t wait to get started.”
Davison will be on track starting Monday for the three and a half hour practice session.
“It’s never easy when you have to replace an injured driver, but the important thing is that Sebastien is going to fully recover from his injuries and we’ll be waiting for him when he’s ready to come back,” shared Team Owner Dale Coyne. “We’ve worked with James in the past and he’s done a good job for us, he’s familiar with the team and knows how we work so it was an easy decision when came the time to find someone to fill the 18 seat.”
James Davison Interview From 2014
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