Tristan Vautier Replaces Carlos Huertas in No. 18 Dale Coyne Entry for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 …

Posted: May 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

05-22-Vautier-On-PitLane-IMS-StdTristan Vautier, who substituted for James Davison in the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda in Indianapolis 500 qualifications May 17, will substitute for Carlos Huertas in the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing entry in the 99th Running of the 500 Mile Race on May 24.

Huertas has been ruled out of the race with an inner ear condition, according to INDYCAR medical consultant Dr. Terry Trammell. Huertas will have to undergo further evaluation before being cleared to return to Verizon IndyCar Series competition.

Huertas was scheduled to start on the outside of Row 6. Vautier will start 32nd based on entrant points, according to Rules 8.1.8.6 and 8.1.8.6.1 of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook.

Huertas, who recorded his initial Verizon IndyCar Series victory at Houston last June, has a best finish of 16th in the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park in mid-April.

In his lone Indy 500 appearance in 2013, Vautier advanced 12 positions relative to his starting spot to finish fifth in a Schmidt Peterson Motorsports car. The 2013 Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year and 2012 Indy Lights champion filled in for Davison, who had a sports car race commitment in Canada. Davison will start 33rd based on entrant points.

Indy 500 starting lineup 5-22

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