Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Callum Ilott in the No.77 Chevrolet had the best start to the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season last weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding when he started the race in 22nd place and came home in fifth place, his career-best result. In his first-ever NTT INDYCAR SERIES race, rookie Agustin Canapino started the race in 21st place and came home in 12th place,
Here is some of Callum Illot’s radio broadcasts during the race:
Add @Callum_Ilott to the hourly payroll.#INDYCAR // #FirestoneGP pic.twitter.com/eEqEJAQ83d
— NTT INDYCAR SERIES (@IndyCar) March 10, 2023
The fact that Juncos Hollinger Racing has two cars full-time this season means that they have an extra set of data that they can rely on which showed how well it works with how the team performed last weekend in St Petersburg.
Speaking following the action on Sunday, Juncos Hollinger Racing co-owner and Team Principal commented saying:
This was by far the best weekend in the history of our team in INDYCAR. It was an outstanding performance by Callum and Agustín.
“Most importantly for me and Brad [Hollinger] as joint team owners, is seeing how hard everyone’s worked since the last race in 2022 to the first race in 2023. It’s been a massive undertaking for everyone. We have a great group of people and we couldn’t be prouder of them. This is the result of everyone working together with the same passion and philosophy. Thanks to all the team members and our sponsors. They make everything possible.
“This is the beginning of a new adventure for Juncos Hollinger Racing and I think the results we’ve taken from St. Pete give us a great platform to establish a very solid racing team.