Davison chooses NASCAR over Indy 500
Tuesday 6th April, 2021 - 9:42am
James Davison is set to skip the 2021 Indianapolis 500, instead prioritising his NASCAR campaign.
Davison, the cousin of Supercars regulars Will and Alex Davison, is somewhat a veteran in American motorsport, having made six Indy 500 starts to date.
His seventh appearance is unlikely to come at the next edition – the 105th running of the race, on May 30 – he has confirmed.
That’s due to a calendar clash, with Davison competing in the NASCAR Cup Series for Rick Ware Racing.
“As things stand, I won’t be returning to the Indy 500 this year,” the 2009 Indy Lights runner-up wrote on Twitter.
“I have a fantastic opportunity to run 26 races in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series, with COTA [Circuit of the Americas] and Coke 600 clashing with Indianapolis.
“I’ve found a home here in NASCAR that I’m really enjoying and want to make work.”
The Texas Grand Prix at COTA takes place on May 23, with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway occurring seven days later.
The 34-year-old’s best finish in the Indy 500 to date is the 12th place he took for Dale Coyne Racing in 2019.