Australian racer James Davison will pilot the race-winning #18 Dale Coyne entry at next weekend's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Australian IndyCar fans now have a third homegrown driver to cheer for in this year’s IndyCar Series, with Dale Coyne Racing announcing a one-race deal with James Davison at next weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

The 26-year-old – the cousin of V8 Supercars Championship brothers Will and Alex Davison – had previously tested for the outfit this year, and he will now make his Championship debut in the team’s #18 entry, which has previously been piloted by Ana Beatriz, Pippa Mann and Mike Conway (pictured top).

Having twice won here during just formative years in the Indy Lights Championship, Davison is something of a Mid-Ohio specialist, and he’ll be hoping to achieve a competitive performance on debut.

“It’s an incredible feeling to finally realise my dream of becoming an IndyCar driver,” he said in the team’s media release confirming his appointment.

“There will no doubt be a lot to learn, however this is the challenge of racing some of the best drivers and teams in the world in IndyCar. I’ll be pushing to achieve the best possible result in my rookie race.”

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