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Stefan Wilson Joins Juncos Racing for INDYCAR iRacing Challenge Finale at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 1, 2020)  – Juncos Racing is pleased to announce Stefan Wilson will join the team for final INDYCAR iRacing Challenge race this weekend. After five events, a field of 33 drivers is set for the First Responder 175 presented by GMR on the famous oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

Stefan Wilson will pilot the No. 25 OMOLOGATO / Expedia VIP Access / Juncos Racing entry for the 70-lap, 175-mile on the 2.5 mile virtual iRacing oval at IMS. Live coverage begins Saturday May 2nd on NBCSN at 2:30pm ET and IndyCar.com. 
“I am so relieved to qualify for the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge First Responders 175 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Wilson. “It was a pretty tense time building up to qualifying, with 10 drivers competing for four spots. You just had to put in the perfect lap to make sure you could advance, which thankfully we did ending up P2 in that session. So I am thrilled to be a part of the main event on Saturday.”
 “I have a lot of respect for Ricardo Juncos and the Juncos Racing team,” continued Wilson. “What they achieved last year, bumping their way into the show was truly amazing. It was unfortunate Kyle (Kaiser) was not able to qualify as well for the event on Saturday, as I have a lot of admiration for him as a person and driver. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to represent Juncos Racing in the No. 25 OMOLGOATO / Expedia VIP Access entry on Saturday and look forward to an exciting race. I want to thank INDYCAR for giving us the chance to enter and qualify for this event, which will allow us to highlight some of potential sponsors and previous sponsors I have been working with, and hopes with an Indy 500 entry this coming August.”

The No. 25 OMOLGOATO / Expedia VIP Access Juncos Racing machine that Sage Karam will pilot

A total of 10 drivers attempted to qualify for the four remaining spots left in the field for the final INDYCAR iRacing Challenge. Kyle Kaiser, who has piloted the No. 11 Juncos Racing entry for the first five events, was not able to advance through qualifying. Juncos Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We were really hoping for two Juncos Racing entries for the final INDYCAR event, but that is how qualifying can go. Unfortunately we will not have Kyle Kaiser back in the car this weekend representing the team, as he has done a great job throughout the first five events. I know he put a lot of time and effort into each event, so I would like to thank him for a doing a great job representing the team.” “We are happy to have Stefan Wilson on board this weekend as a new entry for Juncos Racing driving the No. 25 car,” said Juncos. “I have known Stefan for over 10 years, and we have always been trying to put something together, so to finally be working with him, even for now if it is in the virtual world, is very exciting. I know Stefan will be very competitive this weekend as he had an outstanding qualifying run. He has been a such a pleasure to work with and we hope to continue the relationship into the future.”  
Shami Kalra Owner of Omologato said, “I have a big passion for IndyCar racing, so we are so excited to be partnering with Stefan and Juncos Racing for the final INDYCAR iRacing Challenge this weekend. To be involved with a British racing driver in the IndyCar series and a such a renowned team like Juncos Racing is incredible.”

Juncos Racing Launches Juncos Racing eSports Team

Indianapolis, Indiana (March 24th, 2020) – Juncos Racing announced today their expansion into the world of virtual motorsports through the rapidly growing eSports community by launching Juncos Racing eSports. The team plans to compete in many series through iRacing and Gran Turismo Sport, along with building their own Juncos Racing eSports League and an online Juncos Racing Driver Development Program. 

Juncos Racing eSports looks to compete in both open wheel and stock car eSport series by using iRacing (PC) and Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) simulator platforms. Through iRacing the team’s goal is to compete in the NTT IndyCar Series, IMSA SportsCar Endurance Cup, NASCAR, F3 Series, and Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. In Gran Turismo Sport the goal will be to position the team with the TOP-10 of the Manufactures Cup and Nations Cup Championships. 
Along with running the Juncos Racing eSports team, Juncos Racing will build their own league featuring a championship where aspiring players and drivers from around the world will have a chance to show their skills and to possibly claim a spot in the Driver Development Program. Ultimately the goal for the program will be to help identify upcoming talent for an opportunity to race with the team in the many different series. 

Juncos Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos has been putting together and working on this program throughout the past four years. Since the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which has canceled or postponed all on track activity for the time being, Juncos pushed to have Juncos Racing eSports up and running right away. 
“I am very excited to announce that Juncos Racing will be joining the eSports world through our own eSports team and league,” said Juncos. “Over the past few years, we have been working on ideas and how and when we should enter into this eSports world of racing but finding the time to work through these details was just not there. Since adding Gregorio (Dorso) to this program, he has been able to point us in the right direction and help fill in the areas needed to build this program properly, while I could continue to focus on our race teams. Unfortunately, now we are facing hard and uncertain times, which has caused companies like ours to work from home. Not being on track is very difficult for our teams, however it has presented us with the time to go through and make our eSports program a reality.”
“We have been working with many drivers from all over the world who will be competing with Juncos Racing eSports, along with some of our current and former drivers from our Road To Indy, INDYCAR, and IMSA teams. We will not only be competing in already established series and platforms but will be building our own eSports league. This will give us the chance to watch and test drivers from around the world, potentially adding them to our development program. We will implement the same procedures and concepts we use with our teams and drivers currently on track to the simulation world. They will have access to our development classes, engineers, and driver coaches to name a few. There have already been instances where drivers from the simulation world have transitioned into the real world of racing, so this gives us a great opportunity to find more drivers and bring them to the Road to Indy and even INDYCAR. I am really looking forward to seeing where we can go with eSports, as the options are endless and always evolving.” 
Gregorio Emiliano Dorso, a former TC Bonaerense and Fiat 600 Lanus Series driver and the current Director of Roar Simracing Latino, was named the Juncos Racing eSports Director. Dorso brings over 10 years of experience in the eSport world to the team competing in various racing platforms, along with being a three-time World Champion in the GT Fusion category. For the last 10 years Dorso has dedicated his involvement as a Simracer to create the largest Latino eSport Championship with Gran Turismo Sport.
“It’s a great honor for me to be part of Juncos Racing and to become the Juncos Racing eSport Director,” said Dorso. “This is an incredible opportunity and I cannot thank Ricardo (Juncos) enough for the chance to work with him on this exciting adventure. I am looking forward and ready to face the new challenges ahead, as I know with the team support, I have behind me we will do great things.” 

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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