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Juncos Hollinger Racing unveils its fresh NTT INDYCAR SERIES livery for 2023 season

Indianapolis, Indiana (January 28, 2023) – Juncos Hollinger Racing (JHR) officially launched its 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES campaign by unveiling a brand-new car livery and identity at its workshop in Indianapolis today.

The squad has expanded its racing programme in 2023 by committing to run a second Dallara-Chevrolet in America’s premier open-wheel series. Britain’s Callum Ilott remains with the team for a second year and will drive the #77 challenger, while Argentine racing hero Agustín Canapino will be his team-mate in JHR’s #78 machine.

To coincide with the beginning of a new chapter in INDYCAR, the team has unveiled a brand-new identity and car livery that is bold, fresh and modern. It will also be racing with a new mission statement ‘The Power of Possibility’ in 2023, words that speak to JHR’s progressive and energetic approach to racing as well as to its on- and off-track commercial partnerships.

Callum and Agustín took the wraps off the team’s eye-catching 2023 livery during a live launch video stream earlier today (January 28). 

The bold design is inspired by the shapes that explore negative space within the new JHR logo and the colourways blend JHR’s traditional black and white identity with two shades of green: a bright and vibrant modern tone and a traditional British Racing Green which is synonymous with the team’s past successes.

Founder and joint team owner, Ricardo Juncos, said: “This is an exciting moment in our team’s journey and marks the beginning of a new chapter for us. We have a two-car team for the first time, a driver in Callum with huge potential, and a new driver in Agustín who has enjoyed great success in multiple other race series. We felt it was important to have a new identity to coincide with our status as a fresh and invigorated challenger, racing with Latin spirit and American pride.”

Fellow team owner, Brad Hollinger, said: “Having previously been a major shareholder of an F1 team, I know how important a team’s appearance is. I think we now have a look and feel that brings Juncos Hollinger Racing right up to date and helps to communicate the ambition and energy we have within our ranks. We truly believe in the ‘power of possibility’ when we go racing and that mantra will be at the heart of our activities during 2023. We expect it to drive us on to sporting and commercial success.”

Speaking about the new look for his #77 Dallara-Chevrolet, Callum Ilott, said: “It’s definitely a big change for the team, design-wise, and the car is looking great. Hopefully it’s as good on track as it looks in the ‘shop! 

“I’m pretty excited to get into the season in a couple of weeks. Obviously, we have our first test on February 2/3 in California. That’ll be a new one for everyone but it should give us a good baseline before then we go straight to St Pete, just like we did last year. 

“We have a lot more experience under our belts coming into the new season and hopefully with the improvement that we had during 2022, we can go to St Pete with more confidence and see where that puts us in the pack.”

Agustín Canapino, who will make his INDYCAR racing debut in the #78 machine on the streets of St Petersburg on March 3-5, said: “For me, lots has changed since my move to JHR was announced – in every way! First, I am doing a pre-season harder than ever due to the demands that INDYCAR requires, and I also now moved to the USA to start a new life. Everything is very different – especially the weather.

“It’s been great to see the team again for the first time since we ran our INDYCAR Exhibition in Argentina. They’ve given me a warm welcome and are a very good group of professionals. It’s an honour to work with them.

“I´m very excited about this new challenge and am busy preparing to the highest possible level –physically, mentally and technically. I want to give 100%. I’m happy and grateful for this opportunity.


Also in attendance at the Juncos Hollinger Racing team launch was its up-and-coming INDY NXT drivers, Reece Gold and Matteo Nannini. Both men will carry the team’s brand-new livery into battle when their racing season also kicks off in Florida at the beginning of March.
The team’s INDYCAR challengers will be proudly supported by a raft of new commercial partners in 2023, including Visit Argentina, MindMaze Labs, METAGP and Purdue University. The National Institute of Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR) was established in 2005 and is responsible for positioning Argentina as an international tourist destination. It will be represented by ‘Visit Argentina’ on JHR’s cars. MindMaze Labs is the team’s new Strategic Technology Partner. With an international footprint, this Swiss-born company is partnering with Juncos Hollinger Racing to expand its motorsports research programs which are currently focused on improving safety and human performance. MetaGP is the ultimate supercar and motorsport Metaverse. Using the very latest technology, members of the MetaGP community can build a unique personal vehicle collection, showcase that collection to friends, or take part in adrenaline-fuelled head to head races. This is a Metaverse without limits. Located in our home county of Indiana, Purdue University is a world-renowned, public research university that advances discoveries in science, technology, engineering and math. It has been rated by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top-ten public universities in the USA.
Missed the launch?A recorded version of our 2023 team launch event from our Indianapolis shop is available to watch on our YouTube channel: Juncos Hollinger Racing – YouTube Channel


ARGENTINEAN MOTORSPORTS STAR AGUSTIN CANAPINO JOINS JUNCOS HOLLINGER RACING’S 2023 INDYCAR DRIVER LINE-UP

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ARGENTINEAN MOTORSPORTS STAR AGUSTIN CANAPINO JOINS JUNCOS HOLLINGER RACING’S 2023 INDYCAR DRIVER LINE-UP

Multiple title-winning touring car driver is set for a new racing challenge in the USA
Indianapolis, Indiana (January 12, 2023) – Juncos Hollinger Racing (JHR) is pleased to confirm Argentine racing star Agustín Canapino will join its NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver line-up in 2023.
The 32-year-old will drive the team’s No. 78 Dallara-Chevrolet and will partner Britain’s Callum Ilott. Canapino will be the first driver from Argentina to contest a full season in America’s premier open-wheel series since Juan Manuel Fangio II drove in INDYCAR 25 years ago.

Canapino is one of Argentina’s most successful drivers and steps up to INDYCAR after claiming 15 national championships in his homeland – winning multiple titles in the Super TC2000, Top Race V6 and Turismo Carretera categories.

He has previous experience as a JHR driver, having raced for the Indianapolis-based team in 2019 when he formed part of its Cadillac DPi entry at the Daytona 24h and the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Canapino got his first taste of the current generation INDYCAR when he successfully completed a private test with JHR at Sebring International Raceway in October.

Speaking about his NTT INDYCAR SERIES move, Canapino is relishing the challenge that lies ahead and is looking forward to continuing his racing career with Chevrolet power – a brand he’s had a successful association with for many years.

He said: “For me, this is a great opportunity, so I am very grateful to Ricardo Juncos, Brad Hollinger, and all the sponsors that are making this possible. I’m going to do my best in every moment to get the best possible results.”

“I’m going in with my mind set on learning and going step-by-step, but I’m also focused on evolving throughout the season. The goal is to finish the races, get to know the car, and the circuits – especially the ovals.”

“INDYCAR is the most competitive and difficult category in the world, and the cars are the most demanding and require the maximum effort and preparation on my part. I am happy to take on this challenge and I’m motivated to perform well and repay those that have trusted me with this opportunity.”

Ricardo Juncos, JHR founder and Team Principal, is delighted to confirm a two-car NTT INDYCAR SERIES entry in 2023 and believes Canapino’s race-winning pedigree will be a huge asset as he bids to write a new chapter in his career during the upcoming season.

“To be able to communicate this news today is incredible for me and my team. It has been more than 20 years since I came to North American motorsports. It has been a long road of uninterrupted hard work in which I have been fulfilling different dreams, and to see this particular one becoming a reality is truly incredible,” he explained.

“After a complete analysis of each of the driver options we had to drive our No. 78 car, we have made the decision that Agustín Canapino is the right choice. Both Brad [Hollinger] and I have full confidence in his ability.”

“With a very successful racing career in Argentina behind him, he exceeded all expectations when he trained at Sebring, and he’s confirmed that talent with what we’ve seen in his driving since.”

Fellow team owner Brad Hollinger is excited to see what JHR’s new INDYCAR driver pairing of Canapino and Ilott can achieve, with the former taking his place on the grid as a determined rookie, and the latter having shown great promise during his first full season of competition on US soil during 2022.

“Callum demonstrated significant potential during his inaugural 2022 campaign as he surprised the field with his strong pace while learning every track. Partnering Agustín with Callum gives Juncos Hollinger Racing an extremely talented and proven driver lineup,” he said.

“Agustin brings an unparalleled level of success in multiple race series to the team. His ability to adapt is exceptional and the significant experience he has accumulated winning multiple championships will complement Callum and the team nicely.”

“We look forward to competing at the tip of the arrow this year with the goal of multiple podiums.”

JHR’s decision to give Canapino his INDYCAR chance comes after he and the team partnered to turn a series of exhibition laps and promote INDYCAR in Argentina at the end of last year.

The team and Canapino appeared at the Autódromo de Buenos Aires and the International Circuit of Termas de Rio Hondo during their ‘INDYCAR Exhibition’. Their presence marked the first time an INDYCAR had been run in Argentina for 51 years and 75,000 fans (60,000 in Buenos Aires and 15,000 in Rio Hondo) packed the tribunes to witness the historical moment.

Ricardo Juncos believes the team’s appearance has reignited his homeland’s passion for INDYCAR competition and his ambition is to see the series return there in the near future. Argentina’s last INDYCAR race was held at the Autodromo Ciudad de Rafaela in 1971, with Al Unser winning from Lloyd Ruby.

Having brought Argentina and INDYCAR closer together in recent months, Ricardo Juncos is also pleased to confirm a new collaboration between JHR and ‘Visit Argentina’ to promote the country to motorsports fans in North America during 2023.

(Photo Courtesy of Juncos Hollinger Racing)

He said: “I want to thank the main collaboration of INPROTUR [National Bureau of Tourism Promotion] which is the entity that promotes Argentina throughout the world and who, from the very first moment, believed in this project.”

“Representing my country permanently and promoting tourism in Argentina throughout the INDYCAR series, including at the famous Indy 500, fills me with pride and is another dream come true.”

Ricardo Sosa, Executive Secretary of INPROTUR said: “The presence of an Argentine driver again in INDYCAR represents a historical fact for the Argentine Republic. The work being done by the team led by another Argentinean in Ricardo Juncos should also be highlighted.

“The arrival of a car in this category to showcase our country and to be the main collaborators and make it possible for Argentina to continue growing with its international positioning, this time in the field of sports tourism, represents a fantastic opportunity.”

“It is a historic moment for the country, a big step forward in motorsports and we should all feel proud to be part of this unique story while Argentina continues to show the incredible pool of drivers it has.”

“Argentina is once again present in the INDYCAR series, and especially in the US market which is our main source of tourists from non-bordering countries. We are convinced this is the way forward, working together and positioning the sport with Argentina.”

Heartbreaking End to History Making Weekend for Juncos Hollinger Racing and Callum Ilott in NTT INDYCAR SERIES Finale

Monterey, California (September 12, 2022)–  Juncos Hollinger Racing, the only one car team running in the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES, earned their best qualifying result ever this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca when rookie Callum Ilott qualified on the front row. After running inside the Top-5 for the first part of the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, the No. 77 JHR Chevrolet would unfortunately retire early due to a mechanical issue.

Photo Credit: Action Sports

The final weekend of the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES proved to be one of the most successful runs for JHR in their first full season. Ilott came out strong during the first practice session Friday, finishing fifth quickest overall.

Saturday teams returned to the 2.239-mile, 11-turn road course for one final practice before qualifying that afternoon. Ilott finished the session ninth overall.

The final three rounds of knockout qualifying began Saturday afternoon, where Ilott was placed in the second group for round one. Ilott easily managed to make it out of the first round, onto round 2 with the Top-12 cars. For the first time ever the No. 77 JHR Chevrolet was able to advance out of round 2, onto the final round in the Fast Six. Ilott battled for the pole position, however, would narrowly miss it and settle for second, putting JHR in a solid position on the front row for the 95-lap race.

Sunday morning kicked off with one final 30-minute warm up session before the season finale that afternoon.

The 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season came to a close Sunday afternoon. Ilott started on the outside of the first row. Once the green flag waved, cars went to battle for position. Ilott lost two positions on the start, but would work his way back to the top, leading the race by lap-15. The No. 77 JHR Chevrolet came into pit on lap-16, switching to blacks after starting on Firestone alternates. After pitting, Ilott was running seventh, but worked his way up to fourth by lap-24. The solid performance put on by Ilott would unfortunately come to an end early on lap-37 after the car suffered a mechanical issue, putting the No. 77 out of the race.

Despite Ilott not being able to finish the race, the team leaves with their most successful qualifying run in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. JHR will return to the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Callum Ilott and a second full time entry.

“To end the season starting on the front row was exactly the boost we needed going into the offseason,” said JHR Co-owner and Team Principal Ricardo Juncos. “I am confident we would have had a great result today if we had not suffered a mechanical issue outside of our control. The team did an amazing job, giving Callum a fast car all weekend. It’s disappointing that we were not able to get the result we deserved after the incredible drive by Callum and work the team put into this season. I want to thank everyone at JHR and all of our sponsors for all the work and dedication they put into our first full run in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. I also want to thank all of the families a part of JHR and our incredible fans for their support this year. We will work hard this off season building our full time two car team and be back even stronger next year.” 

Callum Ilott Set for NTT INDYCAR SERIES Finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Indianapolis, Indiana (September 8, 2022)– After a successful run last weekend in Portland, NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie Callum Ilott is ready to carry the momentum into the season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend. Ilott earned his second Top-10 finish of the season last week in the No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet finishing ninth.

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The final weekend of the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season kicks off Friday September 9th with the first practice session from 5:30-6:40PM EST on the 2.239-mile, 11-turn road course. Teams return to the track Saturday for one final practice session at 1:15PM EST before three rounds of knockout qualifying goes green at 5:05PM EST. Sunday begins with one 30-minute warm-up session before the 95-lap season finale race that afternoon.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES season comes to an end Sunday afternoon with the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. Live TV coverage begins at 3:00PM followed by the green flag waving at 3:30PM EST.

“The final weekend of the year at Laguna, we are just looking to carry what we had in Portland to and build on those results,” said Ilott. “Hopefully we can get a bit more, the car was good in the test we had there. So yeah, we will see what we can get. A bit sad in a certain way the season is already ending, but hopefully we can lead into a good development in the off season after this.”

Yesterday, Ricardo Juncos and Brad Hollinger announced the team will run two full time entries in the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Ilott will pilot the No. 77 JHR Chevrolet and the driver for the No. 78 entry will be announced at a later date.

“We are looking forward to finishing the season off strong,” said JHR Co-owner and Team Principal Ricardo Juncos. “We have established a great baseline for JHR this season by running only one car and are excited to expand and build our second car program over the next few months. This year we have proved we have the pace and capabilities of running with the bigger teams, so I am excited to see what we can do with two cars next year.” 

Juncos Hollinger Racing Expands to Second Full Time Entry for 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Season

Indianapolis, Indiana (September 7, 2022)– Juncos Hollinger Racing is excited to announce the team will field a second full time entry for the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. Callum Ilott will drive the No. 77 JHR Chevrolet and the driver of the No. 78 JHR Chevrolet will be announced at a later date.  Photo Credit: Action…

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Callum Ilott Ready to Return to Portland International Raceway

Indianapolis, Indiana (September 1, 2022)– Callum Ilott is ready to return to where it all began with Juncos Hollinger Racing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES this weekend at Portland International Raceway. The rookie made his first start in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES last year at the Grand Prix of Portland with JHR in the No. 77 Chevrolet. 

The three-day event begins Friday afternoon with practice from 5:30-6:45PM EST on the 12-turn, 1.964-mile road course. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES is back on track Saturday for a busy day beginning with the second practice session 12:00-1:00PM EST. Three rounds of knock out qualifying kick off at 3:05PM EST, followed by the final 30-minute practice session at 7:15PM EST.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will return to the track Sunday with 110-laps of the Grand Prix of Portland. Live coverage begins at 3:00PM EST on NBC and the green flag will wave at 3:30PM EST. 

“Returning to the first place I had my first NTT INDYCAR SERIES race, honestly, I think we should be on for a good weekend,” said Ilott. “From what I understand we should show quite a bit of potential there. I’m quite excited to return to Portland, it’s a short track but it’s a wild track, the restarts are always quite hectic into Turn-1, but we should be able to make the most of it.” 

Callum Ilott in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway

Madison, Illinois (August 21, 2022)– Despite starting near the back of the 26-car field, NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie Callum Ilott proved to have the pace in the No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet during the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway. Unfortunately, Ilott’s race would be derailed after a mistake during the first pit stop sent the No. 77 back to the pit box to serve a 30-second stop and go penalty.  

The weekend kicked off Friday afternoon with a one-hour practice session on the 1.25-mile oval located just outside downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES returned to the track just two short hours later for qualifying. Ilott struggled to find the pace during his two-lap qualifying run, and would settle for the 22nd starting position for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. Friday concluded with one final practice session under the lights, where Ilott improved to 13th.

For the second race in a row, weather played a role with periods of rain showers and storms. The start of the 260-lap race was moved up to begin 30-minutes early due to the threat of storms approaching the St. Louis area. Ilott, who started 22nd, had an incredible run during the first four laps, moving up five positions. The No. 77 JHR Chevrolet gained one more position before the first pit stop on lap-59.

Unfortunately, during the pit stop, Ilott made slight contact with the tire held by the left-front tire changer. The crewman was able to continue with the pit stop and would complete all four remaining pit stops. A few laps later the No. 77 JHR Chevrolet served a 30-second stop and go penalty for hitting pit equipment during the pit stop. 

Despite going three laps down after the penalty was served, Ilott continued to show strong pace on track passing multiple cars. The red flag came out with just under 50 laps to go after storms moved into the area. During this time the crewman was evaluated and released by the INDYCAR Medical team.

Around two hours later the track was dry, and the threat of lighting was lifted from the track area. The green flag waved, and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES put on an incredible finish with multiple passes throughout the field. Ilott was able to move up a few more positions to finish 21st.

“We had a lot of pace,” said Ilott. “I think we overtook maybe 30 people throughout the race, so that was really strong. I made a small mistake on the pit stop… locked up and hit the tire and my outside front mechanic. I’m sorry to him but he’s OK. I’m sorry to the team because that cost us with the penalty and then from there, we were just hanging in. It was annoying because we found quite a bit of pace compared to yesterday, and I was quite confident and making moves on the outside. That’s the way it goes. We’ll take it and move on to Portland and Laguna.”

“It was a tough weekend for JHR, but we finished off strong despite the overall result,” said JHR Co-owner and Team Principal Ricardo Juncos. “We struggled to find the pace on Friday, but once race time came we had a fast car. Ilott did an amazing job working his way through the field during the start of the race. An unfortunate mistake during the first pit stop would cost us the result we deserved, but these things happen and we are just thankful our crew is ok. We are looking forward to getting back out west in a few weeks in Portland and Laguna, to finish the season off strong.” 

Callum Ilott Set for Final Oval of the 2022 Season at World Wide Technology Raceway

Indianapolis, Indiana (August 18, 2022)– NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie Callum Ilott is set for the final oval of the season this weekend in the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway located just outside downtown St. Louis, Missouri. 

The two-day event on the 1.25-mile oval, featuring various degrees of banking, begins Friday afternoon at 1:00PM EST with a one-hour practice session. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES is back on track for qualifying at 4:15PM EST (Practice and Qualifying on peacock). One driver from each of the nine teams will be part of a special session on track to add tire rubber to the high grove Friday night from 7:00-7:30PM EST before the final practice begins at 7:45PM EST.

The Bommarito Automotive Group 500 will go green Saturday evening at 6:30PM EST (USA Network broadcast begins at 6:00PM EST) with 260 laps under the lights.

“We have a pretty condensed weekend coming up in Gateway,” said Ilott. “I have looked at the races from last year and it’s quite of a strategy game, so it’s going to be interesting on that side. After the test I think we have a pretty good car, so we should be alright. After our pace at Iowa, hopefully we can continue to do a good job on the short ovals.”

Ilott’s best finish during his first year competing on ovals came at Iowa Speedway last month where he finished 11th in the No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet.

Callum Ilott: Big Machine Music City Grand Prix

Callum Ilott Survives Big Machine Music City Grand Prix to Finish 15th

Nashville, Tennessee (August 7, 2022)– NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie Callum Ilott survived multiple incidents throughout the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix today to finish 15th in the No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet.

The weather played a big role throughout the three-day event on the 2.17 mile, 11-turn temporary street course located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Teams and drivers faced very hot and humid temperatures, along with heavy rain and storms throughout the weekend.
Friday afternoon the NTT INDYCAR SERIES kicked off with a 75-minute practice session under extremely hot, humid conditions. Ilott finished 13th overall in the No. 77 JHR Chevrolet. Saturday morning the series returned for one final practice session before qualifying that afternoon. Ilott finished 16th during the second practice session.
Three rounds of knock out qualifying took place that afternoon after a delay due to lighting in the vicinity of the track. The No. 77 JHR Chevrolet was placed in Group 1 for the first round. Ilott was looking to lay down his fastest lap throughout the session, but unfortunately two red flags would not allow him the chance to put in a solid lap and advance into the second round. Ilott would have to settle for the 19th starting position.Sunday morning the NTT INDYCAR SERIES completed a 30-minute warm up session, with Ilott finishing 16th overall before storms settled in early in the afternoon.
The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix was set to begin at 3:30PM EST, but heavy rain and lightning would postpone the start of the 80-lap race for almost two hours. Once conditions became safe for the start of the race the green flag waved for an incredibly action-packed race. Ilott, who started 19th looked to go on a different pit strategy, pitting five laps into the race. The first of many cautions came out just three laps later, putting strategy to work. Unfortunately, the bad luck would begin for Ilott on lap-26 when seven cars, including the No. 77 JHR Chevrolet were involved in multiple incidents. Ilott who was stalled due to the traffic jam during the incident, was able be refired and return going one lap down. After the race returned green Ilott looked to move forward, but again would be involved in an incident a few laps later where his tire ended up punctured. The crew was able to get the No. 77 back on track but would be four laps down. After many more cautions Ilott was able to survive and bring home a 15th place finish.
“That was a disaster in one way, but we finished P15 in the end somehow,” said Ilott. “We had an incident early on in Turn-6, where they piled up. I had the clutch in, but for some reason it stalled. It took a minute for them to restart me, which they did get me restarted, but it was a bit frustrating. Once we got going, I was in the middle of the pack, and I think I got a touch from Felix (Rosenqvist) which gave me a puncture into Turn-9 and then had another big whack and then I touched with (Alexander) Rossi. I couldn’t turn and I thought the car was done and brought it back in. At this point we were four laps down but were able to get back on track. The pace was good, but what a weird race. I’m glad to get a little rest now because that was a long couple of weeks. Thank you to everyone who watched and thank you to Juncos Hollinger Racing for supporting me and getting me through this weekend and getting me to the end to get those points. We beat a lot of guys who I needed to get points on, so hopefully we can make a few more positions during the final races left in the championship.”
“That was a very wild weekend, more than we could have expected, but to bring the No. 77 JHR home in 15th is amazing,” said Co-owner and Team Principal Ricardo Juncos. “Survival was the factor today, with only 15 cars on track at the end of the race. The team did an incredible job getting the car back on track as quickly as possible. Callum handled everything so well, even with the frustration of being involved with multiple incidents, he still finished and that is what we needed to do. I want to thank all of sponsors and guests who made it out this weekend and to all of the fans who were here to witness this ride to the end.” 

Callum Ilott Ready to Take On the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix

Source: Team PR

Indianapolis, Indiana (August 4, 2022)– The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will finish off a busy summer five week in a row run this weekend on the streets of downtown Nashville, Tennessee with the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. This will be the first appearance for rookie Callum Ilott and Juncos Hollinger Racing (JHR) on the temporary street course, which was added to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule in 2021. 

Photo Courtesy of Juncos Hollinger Racing

The 2.17 mile, 11-turn road course will take drivers through downtown Nashville by the Nissan Stadium and across the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, the only motorsports course in the world to run across a body of water. 
Practice begins Friday August 5th from 4:15-5:30PM EST. Saturday kicks off with the final practice at 12:15-1:15PM EST before qualifying at 4:30PM EST. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will have a 30-minute warm-up Sunday morning at 10:15AM EST, before the green flag waves for the 80-lap Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. 


JHR confirmed one week ago that Ilott will remain with the team for the foreseeable future. The rookie had a strong run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this past weekend after starting close to the back of the field to finish 14th


“It will be pretty cool to run in Nashville for the first time,” said Ilott. “From what I have seen it is quite a crazy track, a bit tight in some sections and fast in others. Hopefully it’s not as bumpy as what drivers experienced last year. The only issue with looking ahead is the weather, it looks like there may be some thunderstorms which will make for an interesting weekend.” 

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