Dale Coyne Racing has confirmed that 2007 Firestone Indy Lights champion Alex Lloyd will drive its No. 19 Boy Scouts of America car in the season-opening Sao Paulo Indy 300 this weekend. The team will announce its full 2010 driver plans at round two of the championship in St. Petersburg at the end of the month.
Lloyd has been hunting for a full-time IndyCar seat since dominating the 2007 Indy Lights championship, when he won a series record eight races. He was taken on by Ganassi as a development driver, but the team was unable to find the backing to run him in its main squad, and he was limited to two Indianapolis 500 outings with satellite operations.
Having parted company with Ganassi to look for other opportunities last summer, he drove for Newman/Haas/Lanigan in the 2009 finale at Homestead and had hoped to contest the full 2010 season with the team before a sponsorship deal fell through. The 25-year-old Briton recently tested for Dale Coyne at Sebring and will join Milka Duno in the team's lineup this weekend.