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Ferrucci Indy 500 pre race notes

SANTINO FERRUCCI

NO. 18 TEAM SEALMASTER – DALE COYNE WITH VASSER-SULLIVAN

HONDA/DALLARA/FIRESTONE

Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway – August 23, 2020

Santino Ferrucci Summary:
Santino Ferrucci will pilot the No. 18 Team SealMaster-Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry in the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on the historic 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway super-speedway oval. Ferrucci is 11th in the championship standings with 116 points, He has finished in the top-9 in three of the six races during the 2020 season with two sixth place finishes, both at Road America, and a ninth place showing in the GMR Grand Prix.

Career Statistics
Seasons3Top-Five3
Career Starts27Top-1010
Wins0Poles0
Podium0Laps Led118
2020 NTT IndyCar Series Statistics
Starts6Top-103
Wins0Poles0
Podiums0Laps Led  0
Top-Five0  
2020 NTT IndyCar Series Results
Texas S/F23/21Road America 2 S/F11/6
GMR GP15/9Iowa 1 S/F11/13
Road America 1 S/F6/6Iowa 2 S/F16/18
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Results
Number of Starts1Best Start23 (2019)
2019 S/F23/7Best Finish7 (2019)

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar season and first with Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

The 2020 Indianapolis 500 will be Ferrucci’s 28th career NTT IndyCar Series start and second Indy 500.

In his Brickyard debut last year Ferrucci qualified 23rd and finished seventh. He was named the 2019 Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year.”

Ferrucci finished third in 2019 “Rookie of the Year” standings, third in laps completed (2037 of 2092) and was fourth among all drivers on ovals with 170 points.

In 27 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has three top-five finishes (Fourth at: Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019)

Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut. He resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Next Race:

Round 7 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the Indianapolis500, August 23, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Qualifying for the Indy500 will be Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16. 

Ferrucci Battles Damaged Wing to Finish Iowa Race 1

Santino Ferrucci Race Summary:

·       Santino Ferrucci battled a damaged front wing on his No. 18 Team SealMaster-Dale Coyne Vasser-Sullivan Honda to finish 13th in the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 1 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

·       Ferrucci qualified 11th for race 1.

·       On the opening lap there was contact with another car causing slight damage to his right front wing which caused his SealMaster Honda to lose aerodynamic balance.

·       The damage was not readily apparent and with wing adjustments to the front wing during each of his four pit stops, Ferrucci was able to run in the top-10 for the majority of the race.

·       He ran as high as seventh as late as lap 200 of the 250 lap contest, however the damage significantly affected the handling of the car and tire wear.

·       Ferrucci was forced to pit on race lap 215 for tires, dropping to 15th place.

·       He continued to fight and gained two positions during the closing laps to finish 13th earning valuable championship points.

Santino Ferrucci Race Quote:

“At the start of the race there was some slight contact that cracked the front wing, so we lost a lot of aero balance which made things really tough. We made some adjustments during the race, but didn’t realize the extent of the damage until the car was back in the pits after the race. The SealMaster crew worked hard tonight and we are looking forward to coming from 16th on the starting gird tomorrow to get back into the top-10 and score some good points.”   

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

·       Ferrucci earned 17 points today and is now ninth in the IndyCar championship standings with 104 points.

·       Ferrucci has finished in the top-9 in three of the five races during the 2020 season with two sixth place finishes, both at Road America, and a ninth place showing in the GMR Grand Prix.

·       The 2020 Iowa INDYCAR 250s Race 1 was Ferrucci’s 26th career NTT IndyCar Series start and second at Iowa Speedway.

·       In 26 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has three top-five finishes (Fourth at: Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019) and 10 top-10 showings.

·       In his two starts at Iowa Speedway, Ferrucci has a best starting position of 11th (2020) and a best finish of 12th, in his debut at Iowa in 2019. 

·       Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar Series season and first with Dale Coyne w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

·       Ferrucci was the 2019 Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year” finishing seventh.

·       He finished third in 2019 “Rookie of the Year” standings, third in laps completed (2037 of 2092) and was fourth among all drivers on ovals with 170 points.

·       Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut and resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Ferrucci pre race notes Iowa

Santino Ferrucci Summary:
Santino Ferrucci will pilot the No. 18 Team SealMaster-Dale w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry this weekend during the Iowa INDYCAR 250s Doubleheader on the .0875-mile Iowa Speedway short oval in Newton, Iowa. Ferrucci is coming off twin sixth place finishes in the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America road course doubleheader. He is currently working a streak of three consecutive top-9 finishes. Ferrucci is 10th in the championship standings with 87 points.   

Santino Ferrucci Quote:
“I’m really looking forward to going back to Iowa Speedway. Last year I had so much fun racing on my first short oval track. I think the SealMaster Honda is fantastic. The team has done a great job giving me a competitive car and I enjoy the doubleheader style weekends. Hopefully we can bring home some hardware this weekend for all our sponsors,”

Career Statistics
Seasons3Top-Five3
Career Starts25Top-1010
Wins0Poles0
Podium0Laps Led118
2020 NTT IndyCar Series Statistics
Starts4Top-103
Wins0Poles0
Podiums0Laps Led  0
Top-Five0  
2020 NTT IndyCar Series Results
Texas S/F23/21Road America 1 S/F6/6
GMR GP15/9Road America 2 S/F11/6
Iowa Speedway Results
Number of Starts1Best Start12 (2019)
2019 S/F12/12Best Finish12 (2019)

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar season and first with Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

The 2020 Iowa INDYCAR 250s will be Ferrucci’s 26th and 27th career NTT IndyCar Series starts and second and third at Iowa Speedway.

In his Iowa Speedway debut last year Ferrucci qualified 12th and finished 12th

In 25 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has three top-five finishes (Fourth at: Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019) 

Ferrucci was the 2019 Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year” finishing seventh.

He finished third in 2019 “Rookie of the Year” standings, third in laps completed (2037 of 2092) and was fourth among all drivers on ovals with 170 points.

Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut but resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Ferrucci Road America 2 Report

Santino Ferrucci Race Summary:

·       Santino Ferrucci piloted the No. 18 Team SealMaster-Dale Coyne Vasser-Sullivan Honda machine to a sixth place finish today in the second race of this weekend’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America doubleheader.

·       Ferrucci qualified 11th for Race 2.

·       The opening lap of the race was chaotic with multiple cars making contact including Ferrucci. He was penalized for avoidable contact dropping him to the back of the field in 20th place.

·       He pitted to top off fuel putting him in an alternate fuel strategy, which in the end paid off.

·       When other competitors started pitting for the first time the strategy came to the fore as Ferrucci moved into the top-10 then the top-5.

·       He was able to save fuel and maintain his pace allowing him to not only finish the race, but gain 14 positions.

·       The sixth place finish was his second of the weekend giving him “double sixths” during the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Doubleheader. 
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Santino Ferrucci Race Quote:

“We started 11th and on the first lap there was a lot of checking up ahead of me, I got penalized and dropped back to last place. The SealMaster Honda was on rails and Jimmy (Vasser) called a perfect strategy. We were able to make the fuel number and still have a quick pace and bring it home for a sixth place finish…the double six at the doubleheader. It was an incredible weekend to have our Wisonsin SealMaster franchisee at the track supporting us.”

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

·       Ferrucci earned 28 points today and is now 10th in the IndyCar championship standings with 87 points.

·       He has now finished in the top-9 three consecutive times in the first four races of the 2020 season with two sixth place finishes, both at Road America, and a ninth place showing in the GMR Grand Prix.

·       The 2020 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Race 2 was Ferrucci’s 25th career NTT IndyCar Series start and third at Road America.

·       In 25 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has three top-five finishes (Fourth at: Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019)

·       In his three starts at Road America, Ferrucci has a best starting position of sixth (2020 Race 1) and a best finish of sixth, twice, both this year at Road America.

·       Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar Series season and first with Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

·       Ferrucci was the 2019 Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year” finishing seventh.

·       He finished third in the 2019 “Rookie of the Year” standings and third in laps completed (2037 of 2092),

·       Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut and resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Next Race:

Round 5 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the Iowa IndyCar 250S race 1 ad 2, July 17 and 18, at the Iowa Speed oval in Newton, Iowa. 

FERRUCCI REV GROUP GP AT ROAD AMERICA RACE 1

Santino Ferrucci Race Summary:
Santino Ferrucci drove the No. 18 Team SealMaster-Dale Coyne Vasser-Sullivan Honda to a sixth place finish today in the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Race 1.

Ferrucci had a brilliant qualifying effort earlier in the day on the 4.014-mile, 14-turn Road America permanent road course. His fast time, 1:45.7696, was turned on the last lap of is qualifying run, putting him third in his group and sixth on the starting grid. The sixth place starting position is Ferrucci’s best on an Indy car road/street course in 17 races and ties his best overall Indy car qualifying position set last year at WWT Raceway at Gateway.

In the race, Ferrucci had a phenomenal first lap moving from sixth to fourth. He then executed a difficult pass on Ryan Hunter-Reay to take third, and assumed second place during the first round of pit stops. He held second for the entire second stint, then pitted and rejoined the race in third. Ferrucci was running in third when he pitted for final time, but while coming down pit lane was forced to check up when another car came from the fast (outside) lane straight across pit lane. The team fought back from the incident and finished sixth. 

Santino Ferrucci Race Quote:

“We had a fantastic opening lap moving up from sixth to fourth. I then made a really tough pass on Ryan Hunter-Reay and got around him for third. From there we moved into second and held our own, didn’t make any mistakes. Coming out of the pits after the last stop we lost a lot of track position when another car turned straight from the fast lane across to his pit box and I was forced to check up. We fought back from there to finish sixth. It was a blast to drive the SealMaster-Coyne Vasser-Sullivan car today and I’m  ready to take on tomorrow.”

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

Ferrucci earned 28 points today and is now 11th in the IndyCar championship standings with 59 points on the strength of two top-9 finishes in the first three races of the season (Road America – sixth, GMR Grand Prix – ninth).

This is Ferrucci’s best finish in two starts at Road America. In his Road America debut last year he qualified finished 19th.

Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar Series season and first with Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

The 2020 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Race 1 was Ferrucci’s 24th career NTT IndyCar Series start and second at Road America.

In 24 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has three top-five finishes (Fourth at: Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019)

Ferrucci was the 2019 Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year” finishing seventh.

He finished third in 2019 “Rookie of the Year” standings, third in laps completed (2037 of 2092), fourth among all drivers on ovals with 170 points and eighth in laps led with 118. Ferrucci placed 13th in championship standings with 351 points.

Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut but resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Next Race:

Round 4 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Race 2, tomorrow July 12, on the Road America permanent road course. 

Ferrucci pre race notes Road America

SANTINO FERRUCCI

NO. 18 TEAM SEALMASTER – DALE COYNE RACING WITH VASSER-SULLIVAN

HONDA/DALLARA/FIRESTONE

REV Group Grand Prix at Road America – Road America

July 11-12, 2020

Santino Ferrucci Summary:
Santino Ferrucci will pilot the No. 18 Team SealMaster-Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry in the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Race 1 on the 4.014-mile, 14-turn Road America permanent road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Ferrucci is coming off a ninth place finish last weekend in the GMR Grand Prix on the IMS road course. He is currently 12th in the championship standings with 31 points. Ferrucci will be making his second start at Road America.  

Santino Ferrucci Quote:
“I’m looking forward to the doubleheader at Road America this weekend. IndyCar and the track will be allowing some fans to attend for the first this season so that is exciting. I’m very happy with the way the Coyne Vasser-Sullivan team has developed the SealMaster Honda road course car. The work we’ve done on the simulator is paying off. Our pace is definitely there and we are coming off a top-10 finish at the GMR GP. We’ll be back in the SealMaster colors this weekend and If we can have zero mistakes I think we can fight for a top-five finish and possibly a win.”

Career Statistics
Seasons3Top-Five3
Career Starts23Top-108
Wins0Poles0
Podium0Laps Led118
2020 NTT IndyCar Series Statistics
Starts2Top-101
Wins0Poles0
Podiums0Laps Led  0
Top-Five0  
2020 NTT IndyCar Series Results
Texas S/F23/21GMR Grand Prix S/F15/9
Road America Results
Number of Starts1Best Start21 (2019)
2019 S/F21/19Best Finish19 (2019)

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar season and first with Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

The 2020 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Race 1 will be Ferrucci’s 24th NTT IndyCar Series start and second at Road America.

In his Road America debut last year Ferrucci qualified 21st and finished 19th.

In 23 career IndyCar starts, Ferrucci has three top-five finishes (Fourth at: Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019)

Ferrucci was the 2019 Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year” finishing seventh.

He finished third in 2019 “Rookie of the Year” standings, third in laps completed (2037 of 2092), was fourth among all drivers on ovals with 170 points and eighth in laps led with 118. Ferrucci placed 13th in championship standings with 351 points.

Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut but resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Next Race:

Round 3 and 4 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America doubleheader, July 11-12, on the Road America permanent road course.

FERRUCCI QUALIFIES MOUSER MOLEX MACHINE FOR GMR GRAND PRIX

Santino Ferrucci Qualifying Summary:
Santino Ferrucci qualified the No. 18 Mouser Molex-Dale Coyne Vasser-Sullivan entry for tomorrow’s GMR Grand Prix on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in Speedway, Indiana. Ferrucci had a blistering practice session, finishing second on the speed charts. In qualifying, he went out with Group 1 in Round 1 and recorded a fast lap of 1:10.7902 placing him eighth in his group. So he did not advance and will start 15th.

Santino Ferrucci Qualifying Quote:

“The Mouser Molex Honda was still really good, I just didn’t get the front tires to where I wanted them for the first half of the lap. I think we have a good race car, but qualifying did not go the way we hoped for coming off P2 in practice. Unfortunately, its basically a one-lap qualifying and I just missed advancing by about a tenth and a half which is definitely something to work on.” 

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

Ferrucci is contesting his second full NTT IndyCar season and first with Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

The 2020 GMR Grand Prix will be Ferrucci’s 23rd NTT IndyCar Series start and second on the IMS road course.

In 22 career IndyCar starts, he has three top-five finishes (Fourth at: Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019)

In his IMS road course debut last year, Ferrucci started 14th and finished 10th.

Ferrucci was the 2019 Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year” finishing seventh.

He finished third in 2019 “Rookie of the Year” standings, third in laps completed (2037 of 2092), was fourth among all drivers on ovals with 170 points and eighth in laps led with 118. Ferrucci placed 13th in championship standings with 351 points.

Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut but resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Race Broadcast:

Round 2 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the GMR Grand Prix, July 3-4, on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The race will be broadcast on:

Ferrucci pre race notes GMR GP

SANTINO FERRUCCI

NO. 18 MOUSER MOLEX – DALE COYNE RACING WITH VASSER-SULLIVAN

HONDA/DALLARA/FIRESTONE

GMR Grand Prix– Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course

July 3-4, 2020

Santino Ferrucci Summary:
Santino Ferrucci will pilot the No. 18 Mouser Molex-Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry in the GMR Grand Prix on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in Speedway, Indiana. Ferrucci will be making his second start on the IMS road course. He finished 10th last year.  

Santino Ferrucci Quote:
“I’m very excited to get back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and race the No. 18 Mouser Molex Honda. This will be the first time IndyCar and NASCAR run on the same track on the same weekend, so its going to be historic and really great for the fans watching on TV. This will also be the first time IndyCar competes on a road course with the new aeroscreen, so that will be fun. I think after last year’s result on the IMS road course the Coyne Vasser-Sullian team can bring the Mouser Molex machine to the front in the GMR Grand Prix.”

Career Statistics
Seasons3Top-Five3
Career Starts22Top-107
Wins0Poles0
Podium0Laps Led118
2020 NTT IndyCar Series Statistics
Starts1Top-101
Wins0Poles0
Podiums0Laps Led  0
Top-Five0  
2020 NTT IndyCar Series Results
Texas S/F23/21  
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Results
Number of Starts1Best Start14 (2019)
2019 S/F14/10Best Finish10 (2019)

Santino Ferrucci Fast Facts:

Ferrucci is contesting his third NTT IndyCar Series season, second full season (four races in 2018, 17 in 2019) and first with Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

The 2020 GMR Grand Prix will be Ferrucci’s 23rd NTT IndyCar Series start and second on the IMS road course.

In 22 career IndyCar starts, he has three top-five finishes (Fourth at: Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway, all in 2019)

In his IMS road course debut last year, Ferrucci started 14th and finished 10th.

Ferrucci was the 2019 Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year” finishing seventh

He finished third in 2019 “Rookie of the Year” standings, third in laps completed (2037 of 2092), was fourth among all drivers on ovals with 170 points and eighth in laps led with 118. Ferrucci placed.13th in championship standings with 351 points.

Haas Formula 1 development driver for three years

Youngest winner of a British Formula 3 race at age 16

Ferrucci, 22, is a native of Woodbury, Connecticut but resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida

Next Race:

Round 2 of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the GMR Grand Prix, July 3-4, on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in Speedway, Indianapolis. The race will be broadcast on:

Mouser Molex to be primary on No. 18 entry for GMR GP

DALLAS, TX – (July 1, 2020) — Vasser-Sullivan announced today that for the third consecutive year Mouser Electronics, Inc. and Molex, LLC will be the primary co-sponsors of the No. 18 MOUSER MOLEX-Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan entry.

This year the No. 18 entry will be piloted by Santino Ferrucci in the upcoming GMR Grand Prix, July 4 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. 

Mouser Electronics, the industry’s leading new product introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, has once again teamed up with valued supplier Molex to sponsor Ferrucci and the Coyne Vasser-Sullivan team for the entire 2020 NTT IndyCar Series.

Mouser first sponsored IndyCar racing in 2011 as an inventive way to communicate its performance-driven business model and promote the newest technologies. The Mouser- and Molex-sponsored car won the Indianapolis 500 in 2013 as well as the 2017 and 2018 series-opening races at St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2018 and 2019 Mouser and Molex were the primary sponsors of the No. 18 Coyne Vasser-Sullivan car driven by Sebastien Bourdais at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Toronto.

The GMR Grand Prix will be broadcast live on NBC at 12:00 p.m. (ET).

QUOTES: 

Todd McAtee, Mouser Electronics’ Vice President Americas Business Development:

“We wish the Coyne Vasser-Sullivan team the best of luck as they return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the ‘Mouser Machine.’ The collaboration between the team, Mouser Electronics, and Molex is a testament to our collective commitment to excellence.”

Fred Bell, Vice President of Global Distribution, Molex:

“We are excited to cheer on the team as the No. 18 car flies Mouser and Molex colors July Fourth weekend. All of us at Molex are honored to once again team up with Mouser to sponsor the No. 18 car this season. This sponsorship further demonstrates our long-term relationship with Mouser, commitment to our joint customers and driving new innovations in the automotive industry.”

James “Sulli” Sullivan, Team Co-Team Owner Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan: “Mouser Electronics and Molex Connectors have collaborated with Jimmy (Vasser) and me for eight years. They are much more than sponsors…they are partners that have made our teams better. We are now together again in these exceptional times and are blessed to have them take on the primary role for the GMR Grand Prix. We all look forward to providing the folks watching at home with exciting live racing and a strong performance by the Mouser-Molex machine.”

FERRUCCI FAST FACTS:

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·         IndyCar Seasons: Third (2020 will be second full season) 

·         Career IndyCar Starts: 22 – 4 in 2018, 17 (full season) in 2019, 1 in 2020

·         First Start: June 3, 2018

·         2019 Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year” finishing seventh

·         Third in 2019 “Rookie of the Year” standings

·         Third in laps completed (2037 of 2092) in 2019

·         Fourth among all drivers on ovals with 170 points in 2019

·         Eighth in laps led with 118 in 2019

About Mouser Electronics:

Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. The global distributor’s website, Mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 5 million products from over 800 manufacturers. Mouser offers 27 support locations around the world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 630,000 customers in 223 countries/territories from its 1 million sq. ft. state-of-the-art facilities south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.mouser.com.

About Molex, LLC:

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Molex makes a connected world possible by enabling technology that transforms the future and improves lives. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full range of connectivity products, services and solutions for markets that include data communications, medical, industrial, automotive and consumer electronics.

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About Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan:
Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan is led by veteran driver, team owner and successful businessman Dale Coyne, owner of Dale Coyne Racing, and Vasser-Sullivan, owned by 1996 IndyCar Champion, Jimmy Vasser and sports marketer James “Sulli” Sullivan. Vasser-Sullivan also co-own AIM VASSER SULLIVAN competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaigning two Lexus RC F GT3s. 

Ferrucci to Drive No. 18 for DCVS in 2020

PLAINFIELD, IL, (January 23, 2020) – Dale Coyne, Jimmy Vasser, and James “Sulli” Sullivan announced today that rising American star and Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year,” Santino Ferrucci, will drive the No.18 Team SealMaster car, co-entered by Dale Coyne Racing and Vasser-Sullivan Racing for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season.

 

The car will carry primary sponsorship support from SealMaster Pavement Products and be entered as the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan Honda.

 

In his first full IndyCar season, Ferrucci, 21, a native of Woodbury, Connecticut, made up 16 positions to finish seventh in the 2019 Indianapolis 500 earning him “Rookie of the Year” honors, completed the third most laps of any driver in the series and finished fourth among all drivers on ovals.

 

QUOTES: 

Dale Coyne, Team co-owner Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan: “We’re very happy to have Santino back with us for the 2020 season. He had a very good rookie season and he was absolutely stellar on the ovals. We look forward to him building on that this year. I think he surprised a lot of people in 2019 and he has the potential to do even better in his sophomore year as he now moves to the No. 18 car.”

 

James “Sulli” Sullivan, Team co-owner Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan: What a big moment for DCVS and the program as we begin our next chapter. This new crop of young fast IndyCar racers is no joke, and we’re energized to have Ferrucci leading our charge in the SealMaster machine. I expect you’ll see some big moments from us in 2020.”

 

Santino Ferrucci, Driver No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan Honda: “I’m extremely honored that Dale, Jimmy, and Sulli have put their faith in me to carry this program forward. The SealMaster car has had a lot of success in the past two seasons. I’m eager to move into the No.18 car and get spring training started. I also want to say a big thank you to SealMaster for believing in me, and I’m beyond excited to represent them on the biggest stage.”

 

Debbie Petok Hufford, SealMaster Communications Director: “We’re excited to have this impressive, new talent behind the wheel of the SealMaster Indy car. Santino had a great 2019 IndyCar series debut and we look forward to the energy and enthusiasm he’ll bring to the 2020 season.”

 

FERRUCCI FAST FACTS:

  • IndyCar Seasons: Third (2020 will be second full season)
  • Career IndyCar Starts: 21 – Four races in 2018, 17(full season) in 2019
  • First Start: June 3, 2018
  • 2019 Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year” finishing seventh
  • Third in 2019 “Rookie of the Year” standings
  • Third in laps completed (2037 of 2092) in 2019
  • Fourth among all drivers on ovals with 170 points in 2019
  • Eighth in laps led with 118 in 2019

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