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James Davison Joining AJ Foyt Racing in Partnership with Byrd-Hollinger-Belardi for Indy 500

James Davison will compete in this year’s Indianapolis 500 with AJ Foyt Racing in a partnership with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, Hollinger MotorSport, and Belardi Auto Racing.

Davison, 31, ran last year’s Indy 500 as a substitute at Dale Coyne Racing for Sebastien Bourdais after he was injured in a crash during his qualifying run. He also ran the event in 2014 and 2015.

Foyt is entering a third car for the fourth consecutive year. The team competed in last year’s race in a one-off deal with Zach Veach while Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz ran the entire season.

Davison’s performance caught the attention of the Byrd brothers, David and Jonathan Byrd II, and decided they wanted the Australia native to race with them in the 102nd running of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

Hollinger supported Davison during his run last season. The team will again back him, and team owner Brad Hollinger said he’s excited to help his Indy effort for another year. Hollinger is the CEO of Vibra Healthcare, a Pennsylvania-based medical company.

Belardi currently competes in Indy Lights with Aaron Telitz and Santiago Urrutia. It will mark the team’s first time participating in the IndyCar Series.

Davison will drive the No. 33 Chevrolet. His best career finish in the 500 is 16th, which he did in 2014 with KV Racing Technology.

About the author

John Haverlin is Frontstretch's exclusive IndyCar editor and writer. He has covered American auto racing's various forms, including NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, Truck, K&N, Whelen Modified, IndyCar, Mazda Road to Indy, USAC, Modified Touring Series, World of Outlaws, ARCA and ACT Tour. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and currently resides in Long Island, New York.

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