Team Stange Racing LLC announced on Monday ahead of the opening day of Indianapolis 500 practice on Tuesday that they have entered into a partnership with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports that will see Spain’s Oriol Servia compete for the team as they make their NTT IndyCar Series debut in the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Team co-owner John Strange Jr said:
“I am so pleased to announce this great partnership with Arrow SPM today as Team Stange Racing makes its entry into IndyCar racing. “We are so blessed to partner with a company like MotoGator who is committed to building a winning IndyCar program with TSR. Once we developed our plan, we knew that we wanted to launch at the world’s greatest race with so much history and it being so special to me personally. The second thing to do was to partner with a quality team that we could align and grow with as we build our team to compete in the NTT IndyCar Series eventually full time in 2021/22”.
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports president Jon Flack said:
We couldn’t be more excited about adding a pilot of Oriol’s caliber to our driver lineup for the Indy 500, and it is equally satisfying to partner with TSR and welcome MotoGator to the program. This is a really big step for Team Stange Racing and MotoGator, and Arrow SPM will give it everything it has to make them proud and leave a lasting impression on the motorsport community.”
NTT IndyCar Series veteran Oriol Servia who will drive the No.77 Lucas Oil Honda said:
“I work and prepare all year for this race, so it’s kind of ironic that we are actually announcing a program this late. “I am proud to represent Lucas Oil again, and couldn’t be more excited to introduce the world to MotoGator and Team Stange, which you will hear a lot more very soon. At last year’s 500, I did perhaps the best driving I’ve ever done and came really close. I’m here to finish that job, and I know for a fact that everyone on this program has worked really hard preparing this event with the same aim. It may look like we are arriving almost late to the game, but we are arriving READY!