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Claman De Melo to sub for Fittipaldi at Indy 500

Zachary Claman De Melo will make his Indy 500 debut next week as Dale Coyne has reached agreement with sponsor Paysafe to continue running the Canadian rookie as a substitute for the injured Pietro Fittipaldi. There had been much speculation over who would replace Fittipaldi who broke his legs in a crash during qualifying for the WEC race at Spa earlier this month. Paysafe’s agreement with Coyne is to have primary locations as title sponsor on the #19 DCR-Honda, whether or not Claman De Melo is in the car, and Fittipaldi’s sponsors for his originally-assigned seven races of 17 fitted in secondary locations. However, with Fittipaldi absent, Coyne needed to fund the car but potential...
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