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Dale Coyne Racing confirms Robb for full-time IndyCar experience – EAST AUTO NEWS

Dale Coyne Racing confirms Robb for full-time IndyCar experience


The 2023 NTT IndyCar Collection grid is full following Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing’s signing of Sting Ray Robb to drive the No. 51 Honda.

The 2020 Indy Professional 2000 by Cooper Tires champion and 2022 Indy Lights runner-up from Idaho will accomplice with the returning David Malukas to provide the Illinois-based group a pair of younger and promising skills to develop as Robb vies for Rookie of the Yr honors and Malukas pursues his first IndyCar win.

With a begin on Anderson Promotions’ USF Championships ladder in 2017, the 21-year-old American brings six seasons of open-wheel coaching to his upcoming IndyCar debut and coming off the again of a robust check for DCR w/ RWR at Sebring, Robb is assured he’s discovered a superb house.

“This is a chance – a dream – that has been lengthy within the making,” Robb advised RACER. “I’m honored to hitch forces with Dale Coyne and his entire group. I’m excited and grateful to be on the IndyCar grid for 2023. We had a fantastic first check collectively in early January and I used to be very impressed with the effectivity of the DCR group and the way nicely we labored collectively in our first day.”

Success with a variety of IndyCar rookies like Ed Jones, Alex Palou, Santino Ferrucci, and Malukas made it simple for Robb to align with Coyne.

“Dale Coyne Racing has a traditionally distinguished program that has seen success with many drivers and most lately, with younger, gifted drivers. I’m wanting ahead to persevering with in that development and anticipating some robust outcomes as we enter my rookie season,” mentioned Robb, whose religion is the core element in his life. “My heroes are all those that have come alongside to make it attainable for me to comply with God’s calling in my life; and to them I say, ‘Thanks.’ All of the glory goes to God!”

Robb will proceed to depend on Pieter Rossi, father of 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi who joined the Arrow McLaren IndyCar group in the course of the offseason, as his supervisor via Rossi’s One Motorsports Advertising and Administration agency.

“I’ve had the privilege to work with Sting Ray and his household since 2017, when he transitioned from karting to system vehicles,” Rossi mentioned. “His growth via the Highway To Indy has been superior to look at; each on and off observe. As a rookie coming into IndyCar, he has one other alternative to show his talents as he takes the subsequent step in his profession. He will probably be nice ambassador {and professional} for IndyCar! He absolutely understands the accountability of this chance. Working with Dale to safe Sting Ray was gratifying these previous few months, and fairly the foolish season. I consider DCR’s youthful line up with Sting Ray and David will probably be very thrilling for IndyCar.”

Robb will deliver ongoing help from veteran driver coach and businessman Jonny Baker all through his IndyCar debut.

“Final yr we introduced on Jonny Baker, a well known trade skilled to work with our younger drivers,” Rossi mentioned. “Jonny will get it, he’s racer, a real skilled and our relationship with him is continuous in 2023. He will probably be dealing with trackside help for us working immediately with Sting Ray and DCR at check and race occasions. I’ve the total religion in Jonny, his work ethic and professionalism. The season can’t start quickly sufficient.”

Coyne’s excited by the proposition of Malukas and Robb — IndyCar’s youngest pairing at 21 — working collectively to hold the group ahead.

“We’re very excited to have Sting Ray be part of our group,” he mentioned. “He’s coming off a really robust Indy Lights season and he impressed us and carried out very nicely earlier this month at our check in Sebring. I believe he and David will make a fantastic pairing. With David persevering with the place he left off final yr and Sting Ray eager to do nicely in his rookie season within the collection, we now have two younger, keen drivers that I believe will probably be a drive to be reckoned with.”

Dale Coyne Racing confirms Robb for full-time IndyCar experience – EAST AUTO NEWS
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