Engine Support Engineer, INDYCAR
Verizon Indycar Series
Daniel Louks joined INDYCAR as Engine Support Engineer in November 2011, responsible for data collection, analysis, and inspections of Honda and Chevy Engines for Rules compliance. Louks, from Lebanon, Indiana, received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University in 1998. Following graduation, Daniel started his career working with drag-racing chassis manufacturer McKinney Corp. as an extension of research work he performed during his studies at Purdue. He continued the work with a variety of research & development projects including on-board data acquisition, CFD analysis, aerodynamic design, and custom software designs. He held data engineering positions in IndyCar Racing since 2001, and during his tenure with racing teams has worked with current Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay, Takuma Sato, and Graham Rahal, among others.