Lloyd to race for NHLR at Homestead

Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing announced today that 2007 Indy Lights Champion Alex Lloyd, 24, will drive the team’s second entry at the 2009 IndyCar Series season-finale, the Firestone Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on October 9-10, 2009.

The Firestone Indy 300 will mark Lloyd’s second race this season after having competed in the Indianapolis 500 earlier this year where he qualified 11th and finished 13th in the historic event. Lloyd holds the distinction of being the only driver to win on both the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course (Indy Lights, 2006) and famed oval (Indy Lights, 2007). He won eight of the 15 races en route to the 2007 Indy Lights championship including a win at Homestead-Miami Speedway after starting second. He also won five poles, finished in the top-five 13 times and led a total of 399 laps during his title-winning season.

Lloyd’s championship in the 2007 Indy Lights Series and his terrific drive at the 2009 Indianapolis 500 bodes well for what he and Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing hope to accomplish together.

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