The Juncos Hollinger Racing NTT IndyCar Series team announced on Thursday that they have entered into a three-year partnership with Purdue that calls for Purdue to be Juncos Hollinger Racing’s engineering and technology academic partner and establishes a variety of internships for Purdue students, especially through the College of Engineering, Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Krannert School of Management. Juncos Hollinger Racing fields cars in the IndyCar, Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) series. Juncos Hollinger Racing is also involved with the Indy Autonomous Challenge.
Danny White, manager of Purdue Motorsports and managing director of the evGrand Prix commented saying;
“This dynamic partnership is beneficial for all groups involved, especially Purdue students who want to explore careers in motorsports, auto racing and the fast-changing mobility sector,”
Team co-owner Ricardo Juncos commented saying:
Purdue has a longstanding history in motorsports, auto and mobility industries – and is eyeing the future. We have had many Purdue alums work with racing teams as engineers, managers and mechanics, along with logistics and hospitality. With many students now learning and designing autonomous systems, this partnership continues to build on Purdue’s reputation and strengthens the economic opportunities across Indiana.”
“This is a great opportunity to meet more students who can be the next great designer or engineer or mechanic. “Our overall goal is to keep teaching the students so they can continue to advance.”