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ANDRETTI REVEALS 2024 PRIMARY LIVERIES

Andretti Global unveiled on Feb. 24 the primary liveries of its three drivers competing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES this season.

The team pulled the covers from the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda driven by Colton Herta, the No. 27 AutoNation Honda driven by Kyle Kirkwood and the No. 28 Delaware Life Honda driven by team newcomer Marcus Ericsson.


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Dan Wheldon documentary/movie coming on March 12 (on HBO Max if you're in the US). Looks like it'll be as much about Dan's career as his two young sons racing - something I didn't know but must be extra tense for their mother given what she already went through with losing Dan.

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SBan83 wrote: 1 month ago Dan Wheldon documentary/movie coming on March 12 (on HBO Max if you're in the US). Looks like it'll be as much about Dan's career as his two young sons racing - something I didn't know but must be extra tense for their mother given what she already went through with losing Dan.

I think both the sons are in the Andretti Junior driver program. I remember reading in the past month or so that the eldest of the two won the Skip Barber series last year and with it a tidy sum of scholarship money. I just found it looking for something else He was planning on doing the USF JUnior series this year which I dont know much about as a series. I do remember that his results seemed quite impressive and that he won his first race out of karts.

It was on one of the Indy websites so wont be hard to find. I'll look



Edit @SBan83 .... I found it, just searched Wheldon on the Indystar website and it was there in amongst other Dan Stuff.. Link below

https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/m ... 496985007/


What I dont recall seeing though is that if you scroll past that story and past the pic. of Sebastien (the name of the elder son) Wheldon in his Andretti race suit it mentions of the movie and says " The Lionheart':Documentary captures Dan Wheldon's one-of-a-kind legacy through the eyes of his sons

One thing I did notice is his race suit has Stars and Stripes flag and the Union Jack next to each other on the sleeve so he is at least keeping that UK aspect of the family legacy going..

I couldnt access that article about the movie though . Think I had done my quota of free articles. I notice it said access available if you disable adblockers but didnt work for me.

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Grid to expand further next year? As many as 29 cars?

https://racer.com/2024/03/29/growing-gr ... r-to-have/
First among them is the Abel Motorsports Indy NXT program, which made a one-off IndyCar appearance last May at the Indianapolis 500 with a chassis belonging to its driver RC Enerson. The team founded by Kentucky construction magnate Bill Abel has purchased a Dallara DW12 of its own, and the necessary pit equipment, to run a car at every race. In 2023 and again this May, Abel will use Chevrolet’s 2.2-liter twin-turbo V6 engine to power the No. 50 entry. It’s unclear whether continuing to use Chevy engines after Indy is an option.

The Pratt & Miller Motorsports team, which facilitates Chevrolet’s factory IMSA GTD Pro effort, is pursuing its first foray into IndyCar, but has not purchased a car, nor does it have an engine lease in place. And then there’s the multi-discipline PREMA Racing team from Italy, which is at the forefront of IndyCar’s potential growth.

Looking to IndyCar’s two engine manufacturers and their efforts to share the burden of supplying the season-long field, Chevy has 12 motor leases in play for the year and Honda has 15, which would point towards Team Chevy as the brand with the strongest likelihood of supporting any new teams next year. To get to 29 or 30 cars, Chevy would need to come closer to Honda’s lease number.

To that end, multiple sources tell RACER that Prema — which has a robust European junior open-wheel and sports car operation and has expanded into the U.S. through its running of the Iron Lynx Lamborghini IMSA GTP program — has secured a pair of engine leases from Chevy and is expected to announce a two-car IndyCar effort in the coming weeks.
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