Verizon IndyCar Series rookie, Rene Binder has confirmed that he and Juncos Racing have added the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit to his 2018 race schedule with the outfit.

The Austrian who made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut with Juncos Racing at the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg last month will also race in the Honda Indy 200 at Barber Motorsports Park later this month, the Honda Indy Toronto and the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car course which is the race following the event in Toronto.

The Chevrolet Dual in Detroit take place on June 2 and 3, the week following the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and speaking following the announcement about the expansion of his IndyCar programme, Binder commented saying:

I am very happy to confirm that we have added the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear to my 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series program. “After looking back at my first race weekend in the Verizon IndyCar Series in St. Petersburg, there were a lot of positives to take away. I was able to challenge myself as a driver in a new series and car. I want to thank everyone for their kind words and for the support I have been given as a rookie. I am really looking forward to driving the No. 32 Binderholz Chevrolet for Juncos Racing in this unique doubleheader race weekend in Detroit. This is also the home of our engine partner Chevrolet which is even more motivation for us to give our best. I am confident that our team paired with our powerful Chevrolet engine will help us deliver a positive result.

Team owner Ricardo Juncos commented on the news by saying:

We are thrilled to add the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix to Rene’s Verizon IndyCar Series season this year. This event is Chevrolet’s marquee event of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix is especially meaningful because we are honored to race with the power of a Chevrolet engine, and their headquarters is in downtown Detroit. I am pleased that we will now have Rene (Binder) competing with us for six events this year, and I am confident he will be successful as he will have another race under his belt before we head to Detroit. I would like to thank the Verizon IndyCar Series and Chevrolet for their support, and Rene and his partners for their commitment to our team.

Juncos Racing will be back in action at the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix this weekend where defending Indy Lights champion Kyle Kaiser will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut.

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