Juncos Hollinger expands to two cars for 2023 IndyCar season

Ricardo Juncos and Brad Hollinger have been busy in recent months putting together a plan to expand their NTT IndyCar Series team to two entries beginning in 2023, and with the final pieces assembled, the Juncos Hollinger Racing team will add a second team in time. complete. car next to the No. 77 Chevy driven by Callum Ilott.

Juncos Hollinger Racing hopes to evaluate a few drivers in the coming months before deciding who will drive the No. 78 Chevy.

“To be able to announce this today and make it happen is incredible,” said Juncos. “We have kept our words from the beginning that we would continue to grow and expand and that is what we are doing. For us, expanding to a two-car team is very exciting to announce, but it was also our plan for the past year since joining the NTT IndyCar Series full-time.”

With its rookie driver, JHR has been part of the Firestone Fast 12 qualifying group five times this season, with Ilott posting five top-12 finishes for the smallest team on the grid.

“We wanted to start this year with a car, to start the protocols and procedures for the team,” said Juncos. “Our philosophy is that we work with a slightly different car than the standard, so we wanted to make sure we got our plan in the right way by focusing on one car before we expanded. We are doing exactly what we planned and will continue with our two-car team for the foreseeable future starting in 2023. We will continue to build this team the way Brad and I planned from the beginning, and we will do our best in terms of development, technical, marketing and everything else.

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It was with Hollinger’s arrival last year that new investments in the team’s stability and growth became possible.

“We are very excited to enter the next season with our second entry,” said Hollinger. “Ricardo, Callum and the entire team have done an exceptional job this year, exceeding the goals we set for ourselves for the first full year of operation in the NTT IndyCar Series. Now, we are set to expand the team, which will give us a significant competitive boost for the 2023 campaign. Having a second car allows the team to significantly improve our data analysis as well as test different track setups and race strategies. The advantages of a multi-car team are immense.”

Along with one or two IndyCar veterans, Formula 2 and Indy Lights drivers are expected to be among the final candidates for the second seat.

“Callum is an exceptional young driver who has exceeded all expectations in just his first year in the NTT IndyCar Series,” said Hollinger. “Pairing him with an accomplished teammate will serve to further enhance his performance. Our goal is simple, to be at the tip of the arrow. Clearly, Ricardo has shown his ability to put together a winning team. Last weekend, Juncos Hollinger Racing won the Indy Pro 2000 team championship for the sixth time, and the team has also won the Indy Lights Series in the past. Our game plan for 2023 is a big step forward towards our ultimate goal of winning the NTT IndyCar Series Teams and Drivers title.”

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