James Davison to run Daytona 500 and Indy 500

UPDATE: Been told that Davison will not be running for Rick Ware Racing.

ORIGINAL POST: James Davison will attempt to race both the Daytona 500 and the 104th Indianapolis 500 in 2020, as a new partnership makes its first NASCAR foray in the Great American Race.

Danica Patrick was the last racer to compete in both marquee events in the same year (2018).

Davison, a 33-year-old Australian, is partnering with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing and Brodie and Sarah Hayward of Hayward Motorsports. Davison will also compete in select USAC sprint car events under the Hayward Motorsports banner.

OILFIRE Whiskey will be the livery on Davison’s entries.

For a fifth season, Dale Coyne will field cars for Davison during the month of May. Davison finished a career-best 12th last year in his fifth Indy 500 start.

Rick Ware Racing will provide the car for Davison’s NASCAR Cup debut. Although Davison ran the Rolex 24 Hours from 2014-2016, Speedweeks will mark the Melburnian’s first attempt around the 2.5-mile high-banked oval in a stock car. Davison has four starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series—including three races for Joe Gibbs Racing, where his best run was fourth at Mid-Ohio in 2017.

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