James Davison To Replace Sebastien Bourdais In This Year’s Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – On Saturday, Sebastien Bourdais crashed heavily into the Turn 2 SAFER barrier during his qualifying run for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Unfortunately, the incident injured him, causing him to miss the remainder of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season as a result.

With that being said, what does that mean for the immediate future of the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda for Indy?

There’s only 32 other cars here.

Well, I’ve since learned that DCR is rebuilding their road course car and doesn’t think they will be able to qualify it on Sunday. But, they will have it start last for next Sunday’s ‘500.

The driver?

James Davison.

Davison, was working on a deal anyways for this year’s race, but nothing ever came around. Now, he gets a shot, and will make his fifth career IndyCar start, four of which with DCR.

Davison, has made two previous start in the ‘500, the first coming in 2014 with KV Racing. He started 28th and finished 16th. In 2015, he came back with DCR, filling in for Carlos Huertas in a somewhat similar situation, starting 33rd and finishing 27th.

His other two IndyCar starts came in 2013 with Coyne at Mid-Ohio and Sonoma where he finished 15th and 18th respectively.

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