Juncos Racing has confirmed that it will continue its partnership with Chevrolet in the upcoming Verizon IndyCar Series season.
The Mazda Road to Indy powerhouse team first aligned with Chevy when it made its IndyCar debut at least year’s Indianapolis 500.
“We are thrilled to be back with Chevrolet for the 2018 season,” said team owner Ricardo Juncos.
“We started a great relationship last year in our first outing in the Verizon IndyCar Series at the Indianapolis 500. They were extremely helpful and always accessible, which is why I am confident we will be successful with Chevrolet this year. I want to thank everyone at Chevrolet including Mark Kent, who has given us the opportunity to work with them again and allowing us to be a part of the Chevrolet IndyCar program.”
Kent, Chevrolet’s Director of Motorsports Competition, said that the Bowtie admires the fledgling team’s emphasis on young driver talent, with rookies Kyle Kaiser and Rene Binder each confirmed to content four races apiece.
“We are pleased to welcome Juncos Racing to the Chevrolet IndyCar program for several events in 2018,” said Kent. “The organization has proven itself as a leader in finding and developing young drivers. We are looking forward to seeing them at the season-opening race on the Streets of St. Petersburg.”
Binder will pilot the car at St Petersburg, followed by appearances at Barber, Toronto and Mid-Ohio. Kaiser, who won last year’s Indy Lights title with Juncos, will take the wheel at Phoenix, Long Beach, the Indy GP, and the Indianapolis 500.