David Malukas returns to the IndyCar series with Meyer Shank Racing

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22-year-old David Malukas is back in the IndyCar series following a tough few months. He has agreed a deal with Meyer Shank Racing.

The Chicago native was released by Arrow McLaren in late April as he never started a race for the team. Malukas picked up nasty injuries to his wrist after a mountain bike crash during the winter break.

It does, however, leave Tom Blomqvist out of the series. The 30-year-started made his debut in 2023 at the Toronto event. He would go on to sign a deal for the 2024 season.

Unfortunately, a lack of speed and a costly crash at the Indy 500 saw him benched for Detroit and Road America, with Helio Castroneves stepping in. That has now turned into a complete drop.

Meyer Shank Racing are concerned about missing out on making the Leaders Circle this year with the #66. They are currently 25th in the standings — you need to be in the top 22 to get the bonus payout.

Malukas will make his debut for the team at Laguna Seca later this month.

David Malukas

“I am extremely grateful to Jim Meyer, Mike Shank and the entire Meyer Shank Racing team for the opportunity to finish out the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season.

“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. 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.”

Mike Shank

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

“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.”