The No. 18 seat for the Daley Coyne Racing team became vacant at the conclusion of the Indianapolis 500.
Wilson moved into the top five in the closing laps of the race.
Justin Wilson qualified ninth and Ana Beatriz 16th for the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle on the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
California: Ocean breezes, suntan lotion, palm trees, the Queen Mary, yachts, sailing, beaches, and surfing... plus the famous hairpin and the sounds of racing engines on the legendary street circuit in Long Beach!
The IndyCar teams are back on a temporary street circuit, this time in Long Beach. Ryan Hunter-Reay laid down the gauntly to his rivals early including Mike Conway is making a return with RLL.
Ryan Hunter-Reay claims Verizon P1 Award.
Ana Beatrix, Justin Wilson team-mate, finished 22nd in the No. 18 Ipiranga car.
Wilson barely misses advancing to the Firestone fast 12 by .0217 of a second in very tight qualifying session in St. Petersburg
Justin Wilson: I’ve got to thank everyone at Dale Coyne Racing for working so hard this weekend
Justin Wilson returns to Dale Coyne Racing in 2013 with Ana Beatriz in the No. 18 car for selected events at this time.
Testing at the Barber Motorsports Park ended with the Australian maintaining the fastest lap time. Up next is the St. Pete race on March 24.
Jakes maneuvered through the stopped cars to pick up positions.