Plainfield, IL (Wednesday, April 27, 2022) – Rookie David Malukas (#18 Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports) is more than excited to be returning to the scene of his first test with Dale Coyne Racing aboard an Indy car this weekend as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES heads to Barber Motorsport Park for the fourth round of the 2022 season.
- Malukas turned his first laps behind the wheel of an Indy car last October at Barber Motorsports Park during a one-day test with Dale Coyne Racing.
- The rookie was the fastest driver on track that they, ending the day atop the time charts.
- In his last official visit to Barber Motorsports Park in Indy Lights in 2021, the first generation American picked up a win, from pole, and set the fastest lap in Race 2 of the weekend. It was also his first Indy Lights win.
- So far in his rookie NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, he has a best finish of 11th at Texas, and a best starting position of 18th (Long Beach).
David Malukas, #18 Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports Honda
“Other than Road America, which is like my home race, I think Barber is the race weekend I’m looking forward to the most and that I’m most excited about. Mainly because that’s where I tested with Dale Coyne Racing for the first time, and it was my first ever test in an Indy car. I did my first two laps there and I was just screaming the whole time with excitement because I finally was able to feel the speed of an Indy car. I’m also excited because when we were there we had a really good test. I’ve also done well at Barber in Indy Lights and Indy Pro and I’ve always enjoyed the track so much. Plus, I know that we have a very good car for Barber, so that’s encouraging. I think we have a very good chance of picking up our best result so far. I can’t wait to get there and see how it goes. The hopes and dreams are high for this weekend!”