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Entry list for Lights series test at Sebring – Nine car and driver entries are set for an Indy Lights test to take place on December 11th and 12th at Sebring International Raceway. Full entry list at the link. – Indy Lights – (12/10/2019)

IMS announces title sponsor for GMR Grand Prix – “Global Medical Response (GMR), the world leader in compassionate, quality emergency medical and patient relocation services, has reached a multi-year agreement to become the title sponsor of the NTT IndyCar Series road race in May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The seventh annual GMR Grand Prix is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile permanent road course at IMS, which includes portions of the famous 2.5-mile oval that hosts the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 24. The GMR Grand Prix is the fifth race of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, which kicks off on Sunday, March 15 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.” Full release at the link. – IMS – (12/10/2019)

INDYCAR announces ’20 green flag times – “INDYCAR released the green flag times today for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season that features starting time shifts at four races – St. Petersburg, Circuit of The Americas, Iowa and Mid-Ohio – and the anticipated evening return to Richmond Raceway. Those four returning races represent the only significant green flag start time changes from a year ago in the 17-race 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule, beginning with the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg scheduled for Sunday, March 15.” Full release at the link. – INDYCAR – (12/9/2019)

ECR confirms Daly/USAF for No. 20 on road & street courses plus third car for Indy 500 – “Ed Carpenter Racing announced today the addition of Conor Daly and the U.S. Air Force to the team’s 2020 NTT IndyCar Series program. Daly will race the U.S. Air Force Chevrolet at the road and street course events, finalizing the lineup of the No. 20 alongside team owner and oval driver Ed Carpenter. Additionally, Daly will compete in the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 as ECR will expand to a three-car lineup. Daly and ECR will work alongside the U.S. Air Force to use Indy car racing to inspire young adults, communicate the service’s mission and build awareness about career opportunities.” Full release at the link. – ECR – (12/9/2019)

HMD to test Serravalle in Lights car at Sebring – “Competing in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires as an independent for the past two seasons, Canadian driver Antonio Serravalle is set to make his Indy Lights debut. Taking on the Sebring International Raceway with HMD Motorsports next week, the multi-time karting champion will take to the track for the two-day Series Test on December 11 and 12.” Full release at the link. – HMD Motorsports – (12/5/2019)

Trackside podcast 12/4/2019 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 12/4/19 is a great listen as always. – 107.5 The Fan – (12/5/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 12/4/2019 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (12/4/2019)

IMS announces REO Speedwagon and Styx for Carb Day Concert – “Music legends REO Speedwagon and Styx will co-headline the Miller Lite Carb Day Concert on Friday, May 22, 2020 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, performing their hits that have defined melodic power rock for generations. The concert featuring two of the most popular American rock bands in history starts at 3:30 p.m. on the Miller Lite Stage inside Turn 4 of the IMS oval. Styx will perform first, followed by REO Speedwagon.” Full release at the link. – IMS – (12/3/2019)

Russian Orudzhev working towards Lights drive – Motorsport.com’s Jamie Klein reports Russian Egor Orudzhev is in contention for a 2020 Indy Lights ride with Andretti Autosport. “We are looking into it, and if everything is fine probably I will do it,” Orudzhev told Motorsport.com. “The objective would be to win Indy Lights and then get into IndyCar, that’s how I see the improvement in my career.” Full story at the link. – Motorsport.com – (11/27/2019)

Miller’s Mailbag 11/27/2019 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (11/27/2019)

Bourdais confirmed for ’20 IMSA drive after Coyne departure – “Big news today! JDC-Miller Motorsports will field the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R in the 2020 and 2021 seasons of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship with drivers Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais. Loïc Duval will join the team for the endurance rounds, and Christian Fittipaldi joins the team as core advisor.” Full release at the link. – JDC Motorsports – (11/22/2019)

Coyne announces shock split from Bourdais – “Dale Coyne Racing announced today that it has parted ways with driver Sebastien Bourdais, who has spent four years with the Plainfield, Illinois-based team since his return to North American open-wheel racing in 2011…The team is exploring several options in order to complete its driver lineup for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series and an announcement will be made in the near future.” Full release at the link. – Dale Coyne Racing – (11/22/2019)

Malukas confirmed at HMD Lights program for ’20 – “With the start of the 2020 race season still over four months away, HMD Motorsports continues to make strides on their growing program. With the move of the team to the Indianapolis, Indiana area and the hiring of an experienced staff, the team is happy to announce that David Malukas will be back for his sophomore Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship season.” Full release at the link. – HMD Motorsports – (11/20/2019)

ECR confirms VeeKay for No. 21 and Carpenter for No. 20 on ovals – “Ed Carpenter Racing announced today it will welcome Rinus VeeKay as the full-time driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season. The 19-year-old joins ECR after a meteoric rise through the Road to Indy ranks and a second-place finish in this year’s Indy Lights championship. As VeeKay begins his Indy car career, he will benefit from the guidance of team owner Ed Carpenter, who will be driving in his 18th season.” Full release at the link. – ECR – (11/20/2019)

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