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Katherine Legge returns to Dale Coyne Racing for Iowa rounds

Katherine Legge is set to contest the upcoming IndyCar Hy-Vee doubleheader at Iowa Speedway, returning behind the wheel of the #51 Dale Coyne Racing entry after her participation in the Indianapolis 500.

Katherine Legge, Dale Coyne Racing, Indycar
Photo credits: Penske Entertainment / Chris Jones

Katherine Legge is set to make her IndyCar return at the upcoming Hy-Vee double header race at Iowa Speedway, which will be contested on July 13-14.

Legge will drive the #51 Dale Coyne Racing entry at the tenths and eleventh rounds of the season, and the second of five oval race weekends.

“I’m thrilled to be behind the wheel of an IndyCar series car at the Iowa doubleheader this weekend,” Legge 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 51.”

After a few years with no female participation at the Indy 500, Legge made her return to IndyCar in 2023, ten years her previous start, and she went on to brilliantly secure her place on the grid and becoming the fastest woman in Indianapolis' history, clocking a fastest lap time of 231.596 Mph.

The British racer, who also raced full time in IMSA, had unfinished business and returned behind the wheel of the Dayle Coyne Racing IndyCar Dallara in 2024, thanks to a groundbreaking partnership with e.l.f. Cosmetics.

She again secured a spot on the grid at Greatest Spectacle in Racing - for the fourth time in her career.

While her race was unfortunately over early for an engine issue, Legge continued to work with the team and contested testing at the Milwaukee Mile as well as Iowa Speedway, eager to get back in the car for more outings this year.

“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.”

A long-time Honda/Acura racer, Legge recently contested the The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the first time earlier this year, securing an impressive fifth place in class at the wheel of a Acura Integra Type S DE5. Her time of 10:51.359 was just three seconds off the front-wheel-drive all time record.

Katherine will now tackle the 0.894-mile oval in Newton, Iowa, for the two races on Saturday and Sunday, becoming the first woman to enter a non-Indy500 IndyCar race since Tatiana Calderon in 2022.



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