It has been an extremely busy few weeks for the Verizon IndyCar Series. It may be the off-season, but behind the scenes a lot has been happening.

Michael Shank Racing have partnered with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for at least six races in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series where they will field Englishman Jack Harvey. Harding Racing, who made their Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2017 on a partial schedule with Gabby Chaves will run a full-time programme in 2018.

Juncos Racing who made their Verizon IndyCar Series debut in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil n May will run a partial schedule for Indy Lights champion Kyle Kaiser.

Over at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, they have added a second full-time car to their programme with Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato joining the team from Andretti Autosport.

On Tuesday, Carlin Racing announced that they will make their Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2018 with Chevrolet power. Former Chip Ganassi Racing team drivers Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton join the Florida based outfit. When asked by Paddock Eye about his thoughts about the arrival of Carlin, Chip Ganassi Racing’s managing director Mike Hull commented by saying:

Terrific News — as & now all have joined for 2018. It’s a signal that the hard work being done HQ is working.


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