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Alex Lloyd Joins Dale Coyne Racing Full-Time for the 2010 Season

Ryan WordenFeatured ColumnistMarch 11, 2010

HOMESTEAD, FL- OCTOBER 09:  Alex Lloyd, driver of the #40202 HER Energy Newman Haas Lanigan Racing Dallara Honda during practice for the IRL IndyCar Series Firestone Indy 300 on October 9, 2009 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Darrell Ingham/ Getty Images)
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Dale Coyne Racing has confirmed Alex Lloyd will drive the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America car for the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series.  Lloyd will be present and racing this weekend for the inaugural Streets of Sao Paulo Indy 300 from Brazil. 

Lloyd was the champion of the Indy Lights Series in 2007 before becoming the main test driver for Chip Ganassi Racing. 

Lloyd was able to race the Indianapolis 500 for Ganassi twice, although with a secondary team in both 2008 and 2009. 

At the end of the 2009 season, Lloyd decided he needed to try a new route and quit his developmental job with Ganassi.  He was able to run the series finale in 2009 with New Hass Lanigan Racing, but was unable to work a deal with the team for 2010.

Lloyd was the fastest part-time driver in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, qualifying on pole day in the 11th position and finishing the race 13th. 

Lloyd will team with Milka Duno to give Dale Coyne Racing two full-time cars during the season. 

JR Hildebrand was also known to have tested and been in talks with Dale Coyne. 

While no deal has been worked out, it is believed that Hildebrand will be competing part-time in the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series after winning the 2009 Indy Lights championship.

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