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Pietro Fittipaldi Running IndyCar Ovals for Coyne/Ware Team

Pietro Fittipaldi will run the ovals for Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware in the NTT IndyCar Series, he announced via a tweet March 4.

He will pilot the No. 51, sharing it with Romain Grosjean.

Fittipaldi will compete in the Indianapolis 500, his first start in the historic race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Fittipaldi will presumably make his first start with the team at Texas Motor Speedway in its doubleheader race weekend on May 1 and 2.

Grosjean and Fittipaldi will be teammates with Ed Jones, who will contest the full IndyCar season.

Fittipaldi made six IndyCar starts in 2018, earning a career-best finish of ninth at Portland International Raceway. Last year, he started two Formula 1 races at Bahrain International Circuit and Yas Marina Circuit. He finished 17th and 19th, respectively.

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Mark Kristl joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is the site's ARCA Menards Series editor. Kristl is also an Eagle Scout and a proud University of Dayton alum.

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