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Katherine Legge to run Iowa with Dale Coyne Racing

Written by Jake O’Callaghan

Dale Coyne Racing have announced that Katherine Legge will drive the No. 51 Honda for the IndyCar doubleheader weekend at Iowa Speedway.

“I’m thrilled to be behind the wheel of an Indy car at the Iowa doubleheader this weekend,” she said. “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 No.51.”

The British driver had previously competed in the No. 51 at this year’s Indianapolis 500, impressively qualifying for the race through Last Chance Qualifying but retiring early due to an engine failure - an issue that plagued multiple Honda-powered cars. She recently tested for the team at the Milwaukee Mile and Iowa.

“We’re looking forward to having Katherine back in the car with us at Iowa this weekend,” team owner Dale Coyne said. “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.”

Legge has further experience competing for Dale Coyne Racing, having completed a full season with the team in the 2007 Champ Car season. Her best finish was a sixth place at Las Vegas.

Legge had taken a leave-of-absence from IndyCar between 2013 and 2023, competing in other series such as IMSA and NASCAR before returning to the series in the 2023 Indy 500 with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. She unfortunately did not finish the race after an issue in pit lane early on.

Legge will aim to build on the momentum carried by the No. 51 team from Mid-Ohio, after rookie Toby Sowery took the entry to an impressive 13th place - the joint-best finish for the team in 2024. She will line up alongside fellow Briton Jack Harvey.


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