Malukas To Race for Meyer Shank Starting at Laguna Seca

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David Malukas

David Malukas will race in the Meyer Shank Racing No. 66 AutoNation/Arctic Wolf Honda for for the remainder of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season starting with the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey on June 23 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Ahead of his debut race with the team, Malukas will gain experience with MSR during testing June 11 at the Milwaukee Mile.

Four-time Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner Helio Castroneves will drive the No. 66 car this weekend in the XPEL Grand Prix at Road America presented by AMR. Castroneves took over the seat last weekend at Detroit from Tom Blomqvist.

“This whole process has been extremely difficult on myself and (team co-owner) Jim Meyer,” team co-owner Mike Shank said. “There were so many things for us to consider as we need to do everything we can to make up ground in the championship and Leader Circle standings. We are pleased to have David (Malukas) join us as he has both experience and potential, and we are looking forward to having him start with us in Milwaukee for the test and then go racing with him at Laguna.”

Chicago-area native Malukas, 22, was scheduled to race this season for Arrow McLaren but never competed with the team after suffering a wrist injury during a preseason mountain bike accident. He was released in late April.

“I am extremely grateful to Jim Meyer, Mike Shank and the entire Meyer Shank Racing team for the opportunity to finish out the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season,” Malukas said. “Despite setbacks earlier this year, I have been diligently focusing on my recovery, putting in the necessary effort and dedication to get back to peak condition. I am ready and excited to be back in the car, aiming to make the most of this chance and deliver strong performances for the team and our supporters.

“This opportunity means a great deal to me, and I am determined to repay the faith shown in me with my best efforts on the track.”

Meyer Shank Racing heads to Road America this weekend with Felix Rosenqvist (No. 60 AutoNation/SiriusXM Honda) ninth in the championship points standings.