New Verizon IndyCar Series team Harding Racing are ready to get on track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway later today when the first official practice seasion for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 gets underway.
The Chevrolet powered team under the management of businessman Mike Harding, Verizon IndyCar Series veteran Larry Curry and driver coach Al Unser took part in a successful Verizon IndyCar Series open test at Texas Motor Speedway last month.
The team have experienced Verizon IndyCar Series driver Gabby Chaves who competed in seven Verizon IndyCar Series races with Dale Coyne Racing last season and took victory in the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2014 and has a total of 23 Verizon IndyCar Series starts.
The team join fellow Verizon IndyCar Series newcomers Juncos Racing for the 500 and are using the race to evaluate their prospects for the future.
The team are looking at the possibility of running Chaves full-time in the Verizon IndyCar Series from 2018 provided the circumstances for such a move are right.