SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Juncos Racing is returning to the NTT IndyCar Series next year as a full-time team.
The small racing team based in Speedway, Indiana, has primarily focused on its Road To Indy programs in Indy Pro 2000 and Indy Lights over the last two years.
2022 will be the first full-time season in the IndyCar ranks for the team, who have competed in three IndyCar seasons on a part-time basis between 2017 and 2019.
As part of their return, the team will be rebranded as Juncos Hollinger Racing in a partnership with Brad Hollinger, who has the second-largest ownership stake in the Williams Formula One team.
“The opportunity to partner with someone who shares many of the same values, passion, determination, and is forward-thinking like Brad Hollinger makes this an incredible moment in our team’s history,” said Ricardo Juncos, now co-owner of Juncos Hollinger Racing. “Brad has a lot of experience at one of the highest levels in racing and brings resources that will create more opportunities and growth for all of our programs. I am looking forward to what our future holds at Juncos Hollinger Racing and taking our team to the next level.”
Juncos says Hollinger has been looking for an opportunity to get into IndyCar racing and said they met at the 2017 Indianapolis 500 and the relationship blossomed from there.
“I am very excited to join Ricardo and the Juncos Racing team,” said Hollinger. “Since we first met, Ricardo’s relentless drive for success, knowledge of open-wheel racing, and engineering expertise were quite apparent. His winning spirit along with our shared vision and commitment to be a front running team made my decision to join Juncos Racing a simple one.”
The plan for Juncos Hollinger Racing is to get the ball rolling by running the final three races of the 2021 season at the Grand Prix of Portland, Firestone Grand Prix of Monterrey, and Acura GP of Long Beach. Then will compete in every race on the 2022 calendar.
The last time the team competed in the NTT IndyCar Series was the 2019 Indianapolis 500 with driver Kyle Kaiser. Kaiser gained notoriety for that effort as he bumped two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso from the field that year in McLaren’s solo IndyCar effort.
Kaiser ended up finished 31st in that race.
JHR has not said who they will tap at their driver for the three races this season or the full-time car for next season. Their two current Indy Lights drivers include Sting Ray Robb of the United States and Toby Sowery of England.