May 27, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; IndyCar series driver Ana Beatriz walks to pit road before the Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports

IndyCar: Ana Beatriz to Drive for Dale Coyne Racing at St. Petersburg

Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Ana Beatriz has found a ride for the IndyCar season opener. Beatriz will make her twenty-third career start at St. Petersburg with Dale Coyne Racing.

She has spent the last week testing for the team at Barber Motorsports Park with now teammate Justin Wilson. This will be Wilson’s second season with Dale Coyne Racing.

She ran seventy-two laps at the testing session in the first two days before turning the reigns over to Stefan Wilson, Justin Wilson’s brother.

She last races at St. Petersburg in 2011, her rookie season, for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. She finished fourteenth. The 2013 race will be just her second start at the track

In 2012, she raced a few races for Andretti Autosport including Sao Paulo and Indianapolis.

Her best career finish was an eleventh place finish at Toronto for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. She also had a career high finish in the point standings with a twenty-first place overall finish.

In 2008, she finished third in the overall point standings in her rookie season for the Indy Lights series. She drove for Sam Schmidt Motorsports in both of her two seasons in the series.

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