PLAINFIELD, Ill. – Ana Beatriz will be back in the driver’s seat of the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park.
Beatriz, who raced in the season opener in St. Petersburg two weeks ago, wasn’t scheduled to be back in the car until the Brazil race on May 5, but will now be in the No. 18 car through the Indianapolis 500 on May 26.
“I am very excited to be back and race at Barber and Long Beach,” said Beatriz. “I didn’t think I would be back in a car until Brazil, but I want to thank Ipiringa and Dale for making it possible for me to drive full time through Indianapolis. We didn’t have the finish we would have liked to in St. Petersburg, but I am confident that we can get a better finish for the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda at Barber this weekend.”
Justin Wilson’s No. 19 car will now carry the colors and markings of the Boy Scouts of America for the rest of the 2013 season.
Wilson, who finished ninth in the season opener in St. Petersburg two weeks ago, is looking forward to carry on the tradition Dale and Gail Coynestarted four years ago with the Boy Scouts of America partnership.
“This is a real honor for me to be representing the Boy Scouts of America,” said Wilson. “I was never a Boy Scout, but the scouts did have their start back in England where I am originally from. I’m looking forward to working with the local scouts at the races and hopefully bringing them a win this year.”