Juncos Racing to make Indianapolis 500 debut in 2017


Juncos Racing will step up into IndyCar for the 101st Indianapolis 500 in 2017 - Credit: Chris Jones / IndyCar

Juncos Racing will make its Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2017, with the Indianapolis 500 their primary target.

The Indiana-based outfit have been running in the Mazda Road to Indy in recent years, and have already announced Kyle Kaiser and Nicolas Dapero for the 2017 Indy Lights season having taken Spencer Pigot to the 2015 title.

They recently acquired two IndyCar chassis from the now defunct KV Racing Technology outfit, and team founder Ricardo Juncos admits it has always been his dream for the team to grow into IndyCar, and racing in the 101st Indianapolis 500 will be something special.

“I am so happy to officially announce our participation in the Verizon IndyCar Series,” said Juncos. “This is a dream come true for me and my team.

“It’s been only two months since our grand opening of the new Juncos Technical Center, which was a huge moment for us. Now we are becoming a new team in the Verizon IndyCar Series and will run in ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,’ the Indianapolis 500. This is definitely one of the biggest moments in my life.

“It’s always hard to identify the right moment and right time to make a big move and make big decisions in motor racing, but I am confident the timing is right and that we will succeed as we did in the Mazda Road to Indy ladder series.”

Although they have announced their intention to race, the team have yet to reveal whether they will race with Honda or Chevrolet power, or who will drive for them.