Indy Lights team owner Trevor Carlin has revealed that he is in talks to run the Carlin team at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May.
Carlin Racing who made their Indy Lights debut in 2015 with former F1 now Chip Ganassi Racing team driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series and Ed Jones are in talks with at least one Indy 500 entrant about a possible partnership for the month of May.
Speaking to RACER, Carlin commented by saying:
If we were able to begin a relationship with IndyCar at Indianapolis this year, it would be fantastic, and even if that does not work out, it is still our goal to enter the series as soon as it is feasible to do so.
It is conceivable that the team could potentially joins forces with Sam Schmidt Motorsports who are currently looking out for a partner to run a third car in the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil alongside regular drivers James Hinchcliffe and Mikhail Aleshin.
Carlin is also looking at the bigger picture hoping that if a deal can be done to run at the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil that it could lead to the team moving into the Verizon IndyCar Series as this is something that the team are aiming to do.