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Katherine Legge Back in NTT IndyCar Series Seat for Iowa Doubleheader

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Katherine Legge is back in the driver's seat for another NTT IndyCar Series race weekend.

This time it's the IndyCar doubleheader weekend at Iowa Speedway, where racing veteran Legge will pilot the No. 51 Honda for Dale Coyne Racing. Her most recent IndyCar start came in that car for Coyne at the Indianapolis 500, where she started 31st and finished 29th.

Iowa is a 7/8 of a mile mile short oval test.

“I’m thrilled to be behind the wheel of an IndyCar at the Iowa doubleheader this weekend,” said Legge. “We had a successful test there last week, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the races unfold on the new surface. I’m grateful to Dale Coyne and Honda and so happy to be back in the 51.”

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Legge, who turns 44 on Friday of Iowa race weekend, is one of five drivers to make a start in the No. 51 this year, joining Luca Ghiotto, Toby Sowery, Tristan Vautier and Colin Braun.

This will mark Legge's first multiple-race IndyCar season since making 10 starts for Dragon Racing in 2012.

In June, she placed fifth in class in the 102nd running of The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb as a rookie in the Acura Integra Type S DE5. Legge made to the 14,115-foot summit in 10 minues, 51.359 seconds, which was just three seconds off the front-wheel drive record at Pikes Peak.

“We’re looking forward to having Katherine back in the car with us at Iowa this weekend," said team owner Dale Coyne. "She did a good job for us at Indy and we had a strong test at Iowa Speedway last week with both Katherine and Jack (Harvey). We’re excited to see what the doubleheader weekend in Iowa brings.”

The Hy-Vee Homefront 250 is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on July 13, and the Hy-Vee One Stop 250 is 2 p.m. ET on July 14.