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Andretti adds DeFrancesco to ’21 Lights program – “Taking the next step up in the Road to Indy ladder, Devlin DeFrancesco will join the 2021 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires field, as Steinbrenner Racing makes a return to Indy Lights competition with Andretti Autosport. Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport, who last fielded Colton Herta in the 2018 Indy Lights season, will return to Indy Lights competition with DeFrancesco behind the wheel of the No. 17 machine.” Full release at the link. – Andretti Autosport – (12/1/2020)

Ganassi announces partnership with American Legion for their No. 48 – “Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today a multi-year agreement with the nation’s largest veterans service organization, The American Legion, as a sponsor of the No. 48 Honda in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES represented by a combination of Seven-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson (street and road courses) and former Indianapolis 500 Winner and Series Champion Tony Kanaan (ovals)…The organization will also be the primary paint scheme for two races in 2021, including, “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend. Kanaan, winner of the 2013 Indianapolis 500, will be behind the wheel for those races.” Full release at the link. – Chip Ganassi Racing – (12/1/2020)

Miller’s Mailbag 11/25/20 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (11/25/2020)

Trackside podcast 11/24/20 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 11/24/20 is a great listen as always. – 107.5 The Fan – (11/25/2020)

Andretti announces return of Frost in Lights No. 68 – “Andretti Autosport confirmed today that Danial Frost returns to the team’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires effort for the 2021 season. The Singaporean is slated to step into the No. 68 Dallara for the 18-race schedule.” Full release at the link. – Andretti Autosport – (11/23/2020)

NTT DATA extends partnership with Ganassi – “NTT DATA Services, a global digital business and IT services leader, announced a multi-year extension of its partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing that will expand to ranging sponsorship levels across the NTT INDYCAR Series entries of Scott Dixon, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Kanaan and Alex Palou beginning in 2021. Building on its longstanding partnership with one of INDYCAR’s iconic organizations, NTT DATA will have a range of engagements that incorporate: two of the most heralded drivers in all of motorsports, a fan favorite who has won a series championship and Indianapolis 500, and an upcoming talent in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. NTT DATA returns as the primary sponsor on the No. 10 NTT DATA Honda at multiple events for the 17-race season in 2021.” Full release at the link. – NTT DATA – (11/23/2020)

Ganassi announces TK as oval driver for No. 48 – “Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today an agreement with Indianapolis 500 Winner, NTT INDYCAR SERIES Champion and 17-time race winner Tony Kanaan to a multi-year deal to pilot the No. 48 Honda entry for the four ovals on the calendar, complementing the 13 road and street course events being contested by seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson.” Full release at the link. – Chip Ganassi Racing – (11/23/2020)

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