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Ganassi names Armstrong road/street course driver for No. 11 in ’23 – “Chip Ganassi Racing announced today that Marcus Armstrong will drive the No. 11 Honda in road and street course races across the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season…Armstrong, 22, is set to make his North American professional debut after competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship from 2020 to 2022 where he earned four wins and eight podiums.” Full release at the link. – Chip Ganassi Racing – (12/2/2022)

Dixon added to Ganassi lineup for Rolex 24 at Daytona – “Cadillac Racing is pleased to announce that Scott Dixon will complete the Cadillac V-LMDh lineup in the first of four endurance races on the 2023 IMSA schedule. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener on the 2.56-mile, 12-turn road course will mark the competition debut of the sleek and powerful Cadillac V-LMDh in the new Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) class.” Full release at the link. – Chip Ganassi Racing – (12/2/2022)

Andretti adds Chadwick to ’23 INDY NXT lineup – “Andretti Autosport has signed three-time W Series Champion, Jamie Chadwick, to join Andretti Autosport for the 2023 INDY NXT by Firestone season. Chadwick will make her American racing series debut in the No. 28 DHL Andretti Autosport Dallara and become the first female in 13 years to compete full-time in the INDY NXT championship. DHL, the world’s leading express and logistics company, will serve as primary sponsor of Chadwick’s entry, partnering with Andretti Autosport and Jamie to grow the company’s long-standing partnership with the team, dating from 2010.” Full release at the link. – Andretti Autosport – (12/1/2022)

Palou named McLaren F1 reserve driver for ’23 – “2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Alex Palou will serve as one of the McLaren Formula 1 Team’s reserve drivers for the 2023 season. Palou will provide support for the team alongside his driving duties in INDYCAR, being available as a reserve driver for the team for all events that do not conflict with his INDYCAR commitments.” Full release at the link. – McLaren – (12/1/2022)

RACER Q&A 11/30/2022 – RACER’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (11/30/2022)

Trackside podcast 11/29/2022 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 11/29/2022 is a great listen as always. – 107.5 The Fan – (11/30/2022)

RLL announces reassigned entries for ’23 driver lineup – “Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that the team has revised the entry designation for their three fulltime programs for the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. Graham Rahal will continue in the No. 15 entry while Jack Harvey will take over the No. 30 and Christian Lundgaard will pilot the No. 45 Honda-powered entry…Supermarket chain Hy-Vee will continue as the full-season, primary sponsor of the No. 45 entry as part of a multi-year agreement. Details on primary sponsorship for the No. 30 entry will be announced in the coming months. Hy-Vee will also be present on the No. 30 entry as an associate sponsor as part of their teamwide associate sponsorship.” Full release at the link. – RLL – (11/23/2022)

DRR and Cusick partner to enter Wilson in No. 24 for Indy 500 – “Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Cusick Motorsports have announced a partnership today to field British racing driver, Stefan Wilson, in the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 to pilot the No. 24 Chevrolet-powered car. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) has entered and qualified 45 cars in the Indy 500 dating back to 2000 with a best finish of fourth in 2012. Cusick Motorsports was created as a marketing and business-to-business incubator and will be partnering with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for its third attempt at the Indianapolis 500, along with many of its long-term partners. Wilson, the 33-year-old racer, will make his fifth attempt at the Indy 500. Thus far, his career-best finish at the historic race is fifteenth in 2018, where he was leading the race with just four laps to go.” Full release at the link. – DRR – (11/17/2022)

Another star-studded musical lineup announced for ’23 Iowa race weekend – “Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend returns to Iowa Speedway, July 21-23, 2023, and today, Hy-Vee, Inc. announced the impressive lineup of musical acts that will be featured before and after each NTT INDYCAR SERIES race on Saturday and Sunday of event weekend…Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney will perform on Saturday of race weekend while Zac Brown Band and Ed Sheeran will rock the Hy-Vee Stage on Sunday. Ticket renewals for the 2023 Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend will begin on Monday, November 21 and fans can register now for an exclusive pre-sale opportunity at https://www.hyveeindycarweekend.com/ before tickets go on sale to everyone on Monday, December 5.” Full release at the link. – Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend – (11/16/2022)

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