Detroit, MI (Sunday, June 4, 2023) – David Malukas (#18 HMD Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports) was running a strong race on Sunday at the Detroit Grand Prix but came up short when his day ended on Lap 87 after making contact with the Turn 9 wall.
- Malukas moved up from his 21st place on the starting grid at the start and was running 18th on a Lap 7 restart.
- On a two-stop strategy, Malukas made his way up to 14th by the time he entered pit lane on Lap 37 for his first stop.
- He was running 12th by the time he made his second stop on Lap 67, but an issue with one of the wheel guns cost him some precious time and he returned to the track in 20th place.
- Unfortunately for Malukas, his race ended on Lap 87 when he made contact with the wall in Turn 9.
- 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).
- Next up for the Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports team will be the Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America, June 16 to 18, 2023.
David Malukas, #18 Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports Honda
“That wasn’t how I wanted to see our race end today. I feel bad for the Dale Coyne Racing with HMD crew. They’ve been working really hard, and I was looking forward to bringing the car home and really wanted to stay out of trouble today. That said, the car felt good, and we had a good race pace after struggling in practice this weekend. Now we get a weekend off to refocus and get ready for Road America in a couple of weeks.”