The new alliance between Dale Coyne Racing and HMD Motorsports will cover IndyCar and Indy Lights this year, it has been announced.
HMD has moved into IndyCar with Dale Coyne for 2022 to run David Malukas, the 2021 Indy Lights runner-up and son of HMD boss Henry Malukas.
It is a trucking company in addition to a racing team, and its IndyCar partner now uses its services. The Dale Coyne branding will go on HMD’s four main cars in Indy Lights, while it will continue to co-run an entry with Global Racing Group.
“This is a mutual partnership where we look to take advantage of several synergies,” explained Dale Coyne.
“We are excited to have David and the HMD brand in IndyCar and equally excited to have the chance to play a role with a championship-calibre programme in Indy Lights.”
The Indy Lights season begins this weekend in St. Petersburg, with 14 drivers taking part. It will be the series’ biggest grid since the 2017 Gateway oval race which had 15 starters.
“We are both Chicago-based businesses and our geographical location has already allowed us to take advantage of rewarding opportunities,” said Henry Malukas.
“Additionally, our Indy Lights drivers have a program that they can strive to get to, and we have another avenue to cross promote in both IndyCar and Indy Lights.
“We will also continue our relationship with Global Racing Group and the #24 entry of Benjamin Pedersen. While four of our five cars will race under the HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing banner, Benjamin will compete under the GRG with HMD Motorsports effort.”