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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)

Andretti confirms Kirkwood for ’21 Lights program – “As the 2021 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season approaches, the 2019 Indy Pro 2000 champion, Kyle Kirkwood, is returning to Andretti Autosport and ready tackle the final step of the Road to Indy ladder system…Returning to pilot the No. 28 Dallara, Kirkwood will join the field to kick off the 2021 Indy Lights season on the streets of St. Petersburg with a doubleheader weekend, March 5-7, 2021.” Full release at the link. – Andretti Autosport – (11/18/2020)

Miller’s Mailbag 11/18/20 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (11/18/2020)

Trackside podcast 11/17/20 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 11/17/20 is a great listen as always. – 107.5 The Fan – (11/18/2020)

HMD Motorsports partners with Global Racing Group for 4-car ’21 Lights team – “With the 2021 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship beginning to take shape, Global Racing Group (GRG) is excited to announce that they will be entering the Road to Indy in a breakthrough partnership with HMD Motorsports for the upcoming Indy Lights season. Expanding both the HMD Motorsports fleet and the Indy Lights grid, the new partnership will be fielding a total of four full-time entries in the upcoming season.” Full release at the link. – HMD Motorsports – (11/17/2020)

Ganassi announces return to IMSA in ’21 – “Seven-time IMSA Champions and eight-time Rolex 24 At Daytona Winners Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today their return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Cadillac by fielding a Daytona Prototype international (DPi) entry beginning with the 2021 season. Driver lineups and partnership details will be announced in the off-season in preparation for the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.” Full release at the link. – Chip Ganassi Racing – (11/16/2020)

RLL adds Greasley as race engineer for No. 30 – “Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that veteran engineer Matthew Greasley has joined the team as race engineer for 2020 Indianapolis 500 champion, Takuma Sato. Greasley spent the past seven years with Carlin Motorsport Ltd. as a race engineer for programs in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy Lights, Formula E and European F3. While focused on the INDYCAR SERIES program from 2018-2020, he worked with drivers Charlie Kimball, Patricio O’Ward, Conor Daly and Max Chilton.” Full release at the link. – RLL – (11/12/2020)

Belardi Auto Racing shuts down – RACER reports Belardi Auto Racing has shut down. Full story at the link. – RACER – (11/11/2020)

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

Trackside podcast 11/10/20 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 11/10/20 is a great listen as always. – 107.5 The Fan – (11/11/2020)

MSR confirms expanded ’21 INDYCAR program – “Less than four years after making its Indianapolis 500 debut, Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) is pleased to announce that the team has grown its IndyCar program ahead of the 2021 season. Meyer Shank Racing driver Jack Harvey will return for his second full-season behind the wheel of the No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM IndyCar for the full 17-race campaign. For the first time in his young IndyCar career, Harvey will have a teammate for six races in 2021, as Helio Castroneves has signed with the team to race the No. 06 MSR IndyCar entry. Castroneves will run six races – the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course (August 14), The Grand Prix of Portland and the season-ending race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.” Full release at the link. – Meyer Shank Racing – (11/10/2020)

Report: MSR to field Helio in No. 06 part-time in ’21 – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports Meyer Shank Racing and Helio Castroneves have agreed on a six-race deal in the team’s new No. 06 entry in the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Full story at the link. – RACER – (11/10/2020)

Report: RHR back at Andretti in ’21 – Motorsport.com’s David Malsher-Lopez reports Andretti Autosport is expected to announce the return of Ryan Hunter-Reay and primary sponsor DHL to the team’s 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES program in the near future. Full story at the link. – Motorsport.com – (11/6/2020)

Honda ends partnership on two-seater – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports Honda has ended their sponsorship of the two-seater program at INDYCAR events. The program itself is expected to continue. Full story at the link. – RACER – (11/4/2020)

Miller’s Mailbag 11/4/20 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (11/4/2020)

Trackside podcast 11/3/20 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 11/3/20 is a great listen as always. – 107.5 The Fan – (11/4/2020)

IMS releases new logo for 105th Indy 500 – “The logo for the 105th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge captures many rich elements of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” blending history, Hoosier pride, speed, excitement and more within its vivid colors and design. One of the notable new hallmarks of the 2021 logo is the outline of the tiered floors of the IMS Pagoda, one of the most iconic landmarks in global motorsports. That Pagoda is topped by three flag poles, representing the three drivers who occupy the front row for the Indianapolis 500.” View the logo and full release at the link. – IMS – (10/30/2020)

Ganassi announces Palou for No. 10 for ’21 – “Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that 23-year-old Spaniard Alex Palou will join the team’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES program in the No. 10 Honda beginning in 2021. He will team up with Six-Time and reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES Champion, Indianapolis 500 and 50-time race winner Scott Dixon, Seven-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, and recently re-signed Marcus Ericsson for an expanded four-car lineup in 2021. Partnership details will be announced in the off-season in preparation for the 2021 INDYCAR season and beyond.” Full release at the link. – Chip Ganassi Racing – (10/29/2020)

Arrow McLaren SP confirms Rosenqvist for No. 7 in ’21 – “Felix Rosenqvist will join Arrow McLaren SP for the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, the team confirmed today, piloting the No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet. Rosenqvist will get his first run in the car and begin duties with the team during an upcoming test at Barber Motorsports Park on November 2nd.” Full release at the link. – Arrow McLaren SP – (10/29/2020)

DragonSpeed ends INDYCAR program and sells chassis to MSR – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports DragonSpeed has ended their NTT INDYCAR SERIES program and sold its chassis to Meyer Shank Racing. Full story at the link. – RACER – (10/28/2020)

Ganassi confirms Ericsson for No. 8 for ’21 “and beyond” – “Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that 30-year-old Swede Marcus Ericsson will continue in the No. 8 Honda in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES as part of a new, multi-year deal with the team. Partnership details will be announced in the off-season in preparation for the 2021 INDYCAR season and beyond.” Full release at the link. – CGR – (10/28/2020)

Miller’s Mailbag 10/28/20 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (10/28/2020)

Trackside podcast 10/27/20 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 10/27/20 is a great listen as always. – 107.5 The Fan – (10/28/2020)

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