Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing announced Wednesday that 2007 Indy Lights Champion Alex Lloyd, 24, will drive the team's second entry at the IndyCar Series season-finale, the Firestone Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on October 10.
Homestead will mark Lloyd's second race this season, the Briton having competed in the Indianapolis 500 earlier this year where he qualified 11th and finished 13th in a car co-owned by Chip Ganassi and Sam Schmidt. Lloyd was on a long-term development contract with Ganassi, but in an interview with RACER.com back in June
, Lloyd explained that he left Chip Ganassi Racing by his own choice to pursue more opportunities.
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.