IndyCar drivers who could be cut early: No. 2 – Sting Ray Robb
Many, including Sting Ray Robb himself, were surprised when reigning Indy NXT (Lights) champion Linus Lundqvist didn’t end up behind the wheel of the No. 51 Honda for Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing for the 2023 IndyCar season himself. But Robb, the runner-up in Indy NXT last year, had the funding to make the deal happen and landed the ride for himself.
To put it nicely, Dale Coyne Racing aren’t the strongest team in the IndyCar paddock. That’s fairly obvious. But on the same note, no driver has had a less impressive season than Robb, even when you consider the fact that he is in Dale Coyne Racing equipment.
Robb has finished just two of the season’s first seven races. His best finish is ironically a DNF, and he has been the cause of a caution flag in four straight races, including three in a row for crashes/incidents he caused. He has brought out the yellow flag in five of the last six events.
We all know that Robb is a great individual not afraid to publicize his faith. But he simply isn’t cutting it on the competition side, and he is proving the critics who doubted the team’s decision to sign him right — and then some.
Fortunately for him, Dale Coyne Racing have struggled as a whole, and second-year teammate David Malukas hasn’t done all that well lately either.
But even Malukas has as many top 10 finishes as Robb has total finishes. He might even have more if Robb didn’t literally drive through him in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course race. And that doesn’t bode well for the rookie, who continues to underperform.