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Eight teams test at Pocono ahead of next event

Iowa pole winner Helio Castroneves was one of six driver to get a ten-place drop for an engine change last weekend. The others were Scott Dixon, Takuma Sato, Josef Newgarden and Ana Beatriz, together with James Jakes after he crashed in the qualifying heat race.

James Davison tests with Dale Coyne

Former Indy Lights racer James Davison has been testing with the Dale Coyne Racing team this week at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Davidson - the grandson of legendary Australian racer Lex Davison, son of former racer and long-time Sandown Raceway stalwart Jon Davison and the cousin of current V8 Supercars stars Will and Alex - competed in the Indy Lights series in 2008 and 2009, and previously had an IndyCar test with Andretti Autosport at Palm Beach International Raceway in November 2011.

"I've never given up on my IndyCar dream and fully intend to make the most of this opportunity," said Davison on Monday. "I'm grateful to Dale for this opportunity and have a fantastic teammate in Justin Wilson to work with."

Davison was running the same chassis used by Mike Conway when he won in Detroit earlier this month. The team has been running a rotating line-up of drivers in the #18 car this season with Ana Beatriz the most frequent incumbent and Pippa Mann also getting an outing with the team at Texas.



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Helio Castroneves leads at Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DEKALB - Saturday June 22, 2013. (Photo Credit: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden leaves pit lane on the second day of practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - May 12, 2013. (Picture Credit: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson on track. (Photo Credit: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway - June 7, 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media.)
NASCAR fans pack to the Pocono grandstands as Matt Kenseth drives the #17 Zest Ford during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Ed Jones, Dale Coyne Racing, IndyCar [Credit: Ed Jones PR]
Kyle Kaiser (Juncos Racing) celebrates at Laguna Seca
Kyle Kaiser - Juncos Racing
Ed Carpenter Racing crew working on the boss` car   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to victory at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to pole at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Justin Wilson tribute at Pocono   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Firestone tyres during Indianapolis test   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Ed Jones - Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Scott Dixon - Target Chip Ganassi Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/JOE SKIBINSKI]
Josef Newgarden - Ed Carpenter Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Shawn Gritzmacher]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson Motorsports   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Josef Newgarden - Ed Carpenter Racing [credit: Chris Jones]

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