Malukas joins Meyer Shank Racing, starting at Laguna Seca

David Malukas will make his return to racing later this month at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca as the driver of Meyer Shank Racing’s No. 66 Honda. The Illinois native, who injured his left hand and wrist in a pre-season cycling crash, will complete the season in the car after MSR parked rookie Tom Blomqvist.

“This whole process has been extremely difficult on myself and (team co-owner) Jim Meyer,” said Mike Shank. “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.”

Malukas’ first post-crash test run will come on Tuesday as the NTT IndyCar Series hosts the entire field for a hybrid test at the Milwaukee Mile.


“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,” Malukas said. “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.”

Blomqvist is tipped to return next season as the lead driver in MSR’s yet-to-be-announced return to IMSA in the hybrid GTP class with Acura, reprising his role from 2022-23.

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