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Sato and Rahal Set the 12th and 20th Fastest Times in Practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey
NTT IndyCar Series
PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – September 20, 2019

SATO AND RAHAL SET THE 12TH AND 20TH FASTEST TIMES IN PRACTICE FOR THE FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF MONTEREY INDYCAR SEASON FINALE

1)         Ryan Hunter-Reay    1:09.9105 / 115.244 mph       
12)       Takuma Sato             1:10.4468 / 114.367 mph       
20)       Graham Rahal           1:10.8807 / 113.667 mph       

GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 United Rentals Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “With the track temps coming up like they did, we just lost too much grip and competitiveness which is frustrating. We will try to figure it out for tomorrow. It’s obviously important to finish the season strong and maximizing the double-points race is key.”

  • FAST FACTS: Will be his first Indy car race here…  His highest start of the season is second at Barber and his highest finish is third at Texas Motor Speedway… Has SIX IndyCar Series wins (2008 – St. Pete street course; 2015 – Fontana Super Speedway, Mid-Ohio road course; 2016 – Texas Super Speedway; 2017 Detroit Race 1, Detroit Race 2) and THREE poles (2009 – St. Pete street course, Kansas oval; 2017 – Detroit Race 1 street) and his highest series season-ending standing is fourth place in 2015… He is ninth in series point standings with a total of 353.

TAKUMA SATO, No. 30 ABeam Dallara/Honda/Firestone:  “It was a quite productive day. Yesterday’s test day definitely helped us to understand more what the car needs.  We did a lot experimenting yesterday and we put everything together today and the car seems to be working better. There is still a ways to go but we are pointed in the right direction.”

  • FAST FACTS: Will be his first race hereHighest start of the season is pole at Barber (road) and Texas (oval) and his highest finish is his win at Barber and St. Louis… Has FIVE IndyCar Series wins (2013 – Long Beach street course, 2017 – Indy 500 oval, 2018 – Portland road, 2019 – Barber road, St. Louis short oval) and NINE poles (2011 Iowa oval, Edmonton street; 2013 Houston Race 1 street; 2014 St. Pete street, Detroit Race 2 street; 2017 Detroit Race 2, Pocono oval; 2019 Barber, Texas oval)…  He is sixth in series standings with a total of 397 points.

RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING AT LAGUNA SECA … Will mark the 13th Indy car event for RLL at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and first since 12 consecutive races here from 1992-2003. The team has also competed in ALMS and IMSA races here since 2009 as BMW Team RLL and has earned three wins, three poles and a total of 10 podium finishes to date – including pole last weekend and a second-place finish.  The Indy car team has earned three wins, three poles and a total of six podiums (1st – Herta 1998-1999; Papis 2001; 2nd – Herta 1996; 3rd: B. Rahal 1992, Papis 1999).  The team won three straight pole positions (Herta 1997-1999).  Prior to the 2019 event, the team prepared a total of 21 Indy car entries for drivers Bobby Rahal (1992-98), Mike Groff (1994), Raul Boesel (1995), Bryan Herta (1996-99), Max Papis (1999-2001), Jimmy Vasser (2002), and Michel Jourdain Jr. (2002-03).

NEXT UP:  Practice 3 will take place tomorrow from 10:00-10:45 a.m. PT and qualifying will take place from 1:35-2:50 p.m. ETNBCSN will broadcast qualifying coverage at 4:30 PM ET Saturday. Timing and Scoring information and live streaming video is available for all sessions from www.indycar.com and includes live commentary. The Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey will be televised live on NBCSN beginning at 2:30 PM ET Sunday, September 22.

Juncos Racing’s Run at the 103rd Running of the Indy 500

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 26, 2019) –Juncos Racing ended their run early in the 103rdRunning of the Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge with driver Kyle Kaiser finishing 31stoverall in the NTT IndyCar Series. A month filled with many highs and lows came to an end for the No. 32 250ok Chevrolet on lap 71 today at the…

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Juncos Racing Adds Hagerty Sponsorship to Kyle Kaiser’s No. 32 Indy 500 Entry

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 23, 2019) – Juncos Racing announced today that Hagerty will sponsor Kyle Kaiser’s No. 32 entry in the 103rd Running of the Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge. Hagerty is the worlds largest specialty insurer of collector vehicles and publisher of Hagerty magazine.

Juncos Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We are excited and humbled by a trusted company like Hagerty choosing Juncos Racing as its partner for the Indy 500. Hagerty shares a passion for motorsports through its automotive lifestyle brand and its connection to its members. Its companies like Hagerty that stepped in to protect our ability to make a run in the Indy 500 as they focus everything they do around the love of driving and thrill of racing. We are truly grateful that they chose to honor our hard work by partnering with us for this race.”
“We are excited to be a part of Juncos Racing as Kyle returns for a second year at the Indy 500,” said Chandler McCallum, head of Motorsport Marketing for Hagerty. “We will be broadcasting live updates directly to our members to cheer him across the finish line.”
The partnership between Juncos Racing and Hagerty brings together the passion for racing, and the protection of driving for automotive enthusiasts.
Juncos Racing recently made headlines during qualifying for the Indy 500 this past weekend as Kyle Kaiser secured the final spot on the grid of 33 in a dramatic final attempt.
The 103rd Running of the Indy 500 begins May 26th at 12:45pm EST live on NBC.

Juncos Racing Announces Primary Sponsor 250ok for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 22, 2019) – Juncos Racing announced today 250ok, an Indianapolis- based email intelligence platform, would be the primary sponsor for Kyle Kaiser’s No. 32 Chevrolet entry for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge. Team owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We are thrilled to announce a highly innovative company like…

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Juncos Racing Announces Primary Sponsor 250ok for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 22, 2019) – Juncos Racing announced today 250ok, an Indianapolis- based email intelligence platform, would be the primary sponsor for Kyle Kaiser’s No. 32 Chevrolet entry for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge.

Team owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We are thrilled to announce a highly innovative company like 250ok has joined our effort and will be our primary sponsor for the No. 32 Juncos Racing Indy 500 entry. When Greg (Kraios, CEO of 250ok) offered to support us, and we were connected over our personal journeys, we knew this sponsorship was meant to be. We both share the same values, commitments and goals, and I look forward to building our relationship with the 250ok team.”
“After hearing Ricardo’s story, and knowing they were in need of a sponsor, I jumped at the opportunity,” said Kraios. “From our similar upbringings, supporting his hardworking and odds-defying team felt like a personal calling.”
Kraios, who grew up in Speedway, Ind., as a lifelong race fan, identified deeply with team founder Juncos’ story of working up from humble beginnings in Argentina to becoming an owner of an NTT IndyCar Series team. Kraios experienced a similar journey, growing up in a working-class Indiana neighborhood, ultimately working at ExactTarget (now Salesforce) before founding his own technology company.
Juncos Racing made headlines during qualifying for the Indy 500 this past weekend when Kaiser secured the final spot on the grid of 33 in a dramatic final attempt.
The 103rd Running of the Indy 500 begins May 26th at 12:45pm EST live on NBC.

Juncos Racing Statement on Fast Friday Incident

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 17, 2019) – After suffering a major set-back during Fast Friday’s NTT IndyCar Sereis practice session, Juncos Racing is vigorously working to have the No. 32 Chevrolet entry on track for qualifying for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge. Kyle Kaiser was medically cleared after the incident. “We are very…

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Juncos Racing Confirms Kyle Kaiser for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 5, 2019) – Juncos Racing is pleased to announce Kyle Kaiser will return to the team in their attempt to qualify for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge. The American will pilot the No. 32 Juncos Racing Chevrolet entry for the second consecutive year.

The 2017 Indy Lights Champion made a strong impression on the 2018 NTT IndyCar Series during his first Indy 500 qualifying when he drove the No. 32 Chevrolet to a 17thstarting position. Kaiser competed in four races during the 2018 season.
“I am incredibly happy to have the opportunity to qualify for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500,” said Kaiser. “The team and myself have been working very hard to make this happen, so I’m extremely grateful to everyone who has helped make this possible. It will be great to build off what we accomplished last year, having qualified 17th as a single car effort was incredible. With this knowledge and experience I am confident we will have another strong showing. I can’t wait to get back on track and get back to work preparing the No. 32 Chevrolet for the biggest race of the year.”
Kaiser made his first start in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series at the Circuit of the Americas.
Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We are happy that Kyle (Kaiser) will be back in the No. 32 car this May. We had a lot of success in qualifying last year as a single car entry, so we are ready to build on what we learned and carry that momentum with us to the speedway. We have a lot of history with Kyle. He has been with this team for six years and has gone through our major transitions from Pro Mazda, to winning the Indy Lights Championship and moving up to IndyCar and even in our new IMSA program. We are excited to have the opportunity to continue our work with him for one of the biggest events of the year and look forward to a great month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “

Kyle Kaiser: INDYCAR Classic Circuit of The Americas

Kyle Kaiser Finishes 18th in the INDYCAR Classic Circuit of The Americas For Immediate Release: Austin, Texas (March 24, 2019) – Juncos Racing completed their first race of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series this weekend in the inaugural IndyCar Classic Circuit of The Americas. Kyle Kaiser drove the No. 32 NFP Chevrolet Juncos Racing car to an 18thplace…

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NFP Partners with Juncos Racing for INDYCAR Classic in Austin TX at Circuit Of The Americas

Austin, Texas (February 11, 2019) – Juncos Racing announced today NFP would extend their partnership with the team’s NTT IndyCar Series program for the 2019 INDYCAR Classic taking place at the Circuit Of The Americas (COTA) on Mar. 24, 2019. Kyle Kaiser will make his return to the NTT IndyCar Series and pilot the No. 32 NFP Chevrolet for Juncos Racing.

NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement, and individual private client solutions. Nationally ranked as a leading insurance broker and best place to work in insurance, NFP focuses on the unique insurance challenges that companies and individuals face.

“Our family of racing fans, including employees and clients, couldn’t be happier to continue this partnership for the second year,” said chairman and CEO of NFP, Doug Hammond. “The collaboration between NFP, Kyler Kaiser and Juncos Racing during the 2018 season was incredible. It is an honor to once again have our brand represented as the team vies for a title in the 2019 season.”

Kyle Kaiser (Santa Clara, California) returns to Juncos Racing for his sixth consecutive year with the team.

“I am excited to be back in an IndyCar for the 2019 season with Juncos Racing at COTA,” said Kaiser. “I’m thrilled to have NFP partner with us for this incredible race. I was privileged to get to represent NFP in the Indy 500 last year and had the chance to get to know many of the world-class people working there. Their ambition in the business world is a perfect fit for Juncos’ ambition and drive in racing. I’m looking forward to providing NFP and their guests with an invaluable experience at one of the most prestigious racetracks in North America.”

NFP first partnered with Juncos Racing during the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Rookie Kyle Kaiser qualified an impressive 17th in the No. 32 NFP Chevrolet at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Juncos Racing has maintained a close relationship with NFP since the 2018 season.

Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We are excited and humbled to continue our partnership with a prestigious and passionate business like NFP. Last year we had the privilege to create a relationship with NFP, and since May have continued to build and explore opportunities among our motorsport programs. The partnership is an excellent opportunity to expose our team, NFP’s partners, employees, and producers, and the NTT IndyCar Series to a wider audience.”

Juncos continued, “NFP’s relationships and entrepreneurial vision provide Juncos Racing with a trusted corporate partner. Juncos Racing and NFP share similar core values of listening to and anticipating the future needs of their partners, collaborating as a team, earning trust by exceeding expectations, and respecting one another. We look forward to embodying these values in pursuit of having a strong run at COTA.”

NFP and Juncos Racing share a passion for motorsports as well as for people: Recognizing the contributions of those who deliver the highest levels of performance and professionalism with humility and grace is paramount.

This renewed partnership represents an opportunity for Juncos Racing to further its relationship with NFP, and for NFP to extend its brand awareness across the auto racing enterprise.

About NFP
NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement, and individual private client solutions through our licensed subsidiaries and affiliates. Our expertise is matched by our commitment to each client’s goals and is enhanced by our investments in innovative technologies in the insurance brokerage

NFP has more than 4,700 employees and global capabilities. Our expansive reach gives us access to highly rated insurers, vendors and financial institutions in the industry, while our locally based employees tailor each solution to meet our clients’ needs. We’ve become one of the largest insurance brokerage, consulting and wealth management firms by building enduring relationships with our clients and helping them realize their goals.

Recently NFP was named the 2nd largest retirement plan aggregator firm, as ranked by Investment News; the 5th largest US-based privately owned broker, the 5th best place to work in insurance and the 6th largest benefits broker by global revenue by Business Insurance; the 9th largest property and casualty agency by total 2016 P&C revenue and the 9th largest commercial lines agency by total 2016 P&C and commercial lines revenue by Insurance Journal; the 10th largest employee benefits broker by Employee Benefit Adviser; the 11th largest broker of US business by Business Insurance; and the 12th largest global insurance broker by Best’s Review.

For more information, visit NFP.com.

Juncos Racing Expands to the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship With Cadillac Partnership

Indianapolis, Indiana (August 15, 2018) – Juncos Racing announced today the team will enter one Cadillac DPi-V.R entry for the full 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Juncos Racing currently runs in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, the Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, and the Verizon IndyCar Series. Photo Credit: Aldo Falla Juncos…

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