Reigning Indy Lights champion Linus Lundqvist will make his long-awaited NTT IndyCar Series debut this weekend at the Music City Grand Prix in Nashville aboard the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda.
The young Swede is the newest substitute for Simon Pagenaud, whose crash nearly a month ago at Mid-Ohio has left the Frenchman with concussion-related symptoms that continue to linger and prevent the resumption of his season. To date, MSR has used Conor Daly and its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title winner Tom Blomqvist to keep the No. 60 Honda in motion.
With Blomqvist committed to race the No. 60 MSR Acura ARX-06 IMSA GTP car this weekend at Road America, and the team’s desire to sample new talent as it evaluates its 2024 lineup, Lundqvist was at the top of Shank’s list to stand in for Pagenaud if his recuperation time extended through Nashville.
He’ll have big shoes to fill and plenty of peril to avoid on the Tennessean street circuit that’s prod