The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg is just 13 days away.
The 2017 season sees one of the biggest grid shake up’s in recent years with all teams except Chip Ganassi Racing, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports making changes to their line-up for the new season. There is one last test taking place next week at Homestead Miami Speedway before the team’s head to Florida for the first race of the new season.
Team Penske have brought in Josef Newgarden this year who replaces Juan Pablo Montoya in the No.2 Team Penske Chevrolet however Montoya remains with the team and will compete in a fifth Penske Chevrolet in May’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil as well as one or two other races during the year.
It is all change at AJ Foyt Racing with the team moving from Honda to Chevrolet power while Chip Ganassi Racing have gone in the other direction returning to Honda.
AJ Foyt Racing have two new drivers with Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz joining the team replacing Takuma Sato who has joined Andretti Autosport and Jack Hawksworth. KVSH Racing has gone out of business with their driver Sebastian Bourdais joining Ed Jones at Dale Coyne Racing.
Indy Lights team Juncas Racing have confirmed that they will make their Indianapolis 500 debut this season at the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Ed Carpenter Racing have replaced Josef Newgarden with JR Hildebrand who will drive the No.21 Chevrolet. Ed Carpenter and Spencer Pigot will share the No.20 Chevrolet with Pigot competing in road and street course events during the season while Carpenter will compete in the oval races.