James Davison‘s streak of Indianapolis 500 begins will finish at 4. On Monday, he revealed that he won’t run the famed NTT IndyAutomobile Series occasion because of scheduling issues as he focuses on the NASCAR Cup Series with Rick Ware Racing. He has a twenty-six-race schedule for RWR.
Traditionally held on Memorial Day weekend, the five hundred is scheduled for 30 May. The Cup Series’ Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will happen later within the day as ordinary.
“As things stand, I won’t be returning to the Indy 500 this year,” Davison posted on social media. “I’ve a improbable alternative to run 26 races within the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series, with COTA and Coke 600 clashing with Indianapolis.
“I’ve found a home here in NASCAR that I’m really enjoying and want to make work.”
Much of Davison’s profession has been in open-wheel automobiles, together with making his first IndyAutomobile begin in 2013 and operating the five hundred yearly from 2014 to 2015 and since 2017, with a greatest end of twelfth in 2019 for Dale Coyne Racing. After serving as a NASCAR Xfinity Series highway course ringer from 2016 to 2018, he made the transfer to the Cup Series in 2020 on a part-time foundation for Spire Motorsports and Ware.
In 2021, he has run 4 of the primary seven races in RWR’s #15. His highest end of the 12 months and on the Cup degree is twenty-third on the Daytona Road Course in February.
RWR, which maintains a presence throughout a number of disciplines, débuted an IndyAutomobile entry on the 2020 Indy 500 for Davison and in partnership with Coyne and Byrd Racing. However, he completed final after his brake rotor exploded, leading to a fiery wreck that ended his day.
For 2021, RWR and Coyne will subject the #51 for Romain Grosjean and Pietro Fittipaldi, with the previous—a longtime Formula One driver—contesting the highway and road programs whereas the latter returns to IndyAutomobile after a three-year absence for the ovals.
Davison’s alternative within the 500-only #52 has not been revealed, however Cup team-mate Cody Ware participated in IndyAutomobile testing at Texas final week and can practice at Indianapolis on Thursday and Friday. Ware is operating the complete Cup schedule and may he enter the five hundred, it’s unknown if he’ll skip the Coca-Cola 600 or try “Double Duty” by operating each races; Double Duty was final tried by Kurt Busch in 2014.
RWR’s #15 Cup automobile has additionally been pushed by Derrike Cope, Joey Gase, and Chris Windom over the primary seven occasions. The automobile is at present thirty-ninth in proprietor factors.