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Juncos Racing reveals the look of its No. 32 IndyCar ride for 2018

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Juncos Racing revealed today its livery for the eight races it plans to compete in for the 2018 IndyCar season.

The green, white and orange team colors grace the No. 32 Chevrolet Verizon IndyCar Series entry that will be shared throughout the season by IndyCar rookies Rene Binder and Kyle Kaiser.

If the color scheme for the No. 32 Chevy looks familiar, it’s similar to Juncos Racing’s entries in the Pro Mazda and Indy Lights series.

“We are happy to continue with the colors that represent our team,” team owner Richard Juncos said in a media release. “The shade of green we use really stands out among the field. It is an eye catcher not only on our cars, but in our pit as well.

“Last year an aerial shot of the Indianapolis 500 showed how much we stood out with our green being highly visible on track and among the fans wearing our gear and our crew in the pits.

“These designs and colors will help us maintain that statement this year and I look forward to see

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ing our car on track for the first time this year at Phoenix today.”

The car will take to the track for rookie testing today at the one-mile tri-oval ISM Raceway (formerly Phoenix Raceway) in Avondale, Arizona, the first of a three-day IndyCar test there.

The primary sponsor for the No. 32 while Binder is behind the wheel will be Binderholz, a European company within the timber market.

Primary sponsorship when Kaiser drives the No. 32 has not been secured yet, according to a team media release.

The team has so far said it will compete in eight of the 17 races on the 2018 IndyCar schedule.

Rene Binder

Binder will drive at the season-opening race at St. Petersburg on March 11, as well as Alabama, Toronto and mid-Ohio.

Kaiser will race at Phoenix, Long Beach, the Indianapolis Grand Prix and the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.

NHRA: Brittany Force cleared to race this weekend in Phoenix after bad wreck 2 weeks ago

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Drag racing is a Force family tradition. So, too, is not keeping a Force family member down.

Just 12 days after the most serious wreck of her six-year drag racing career, Brittany Force and John Force Racing announced late Thursday afternoon that the defending 2017 NHRA Top Fuel champion has been medically cleared and will indeed race in this weekend’s NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in suburban Phoenix, Arizona.

“I flew into Phoenix early this (Thursday) morning and headed straight out to the race track to meet up with my team,” Force said. “I suited up and got belted back into my car that I ran all last season.

“It honestly felt good to be strapped back in and I was surprised how comfortable I was. I’m looking forward to getting back in my car tomorrow (Friday’s first two rounds of qualifying) and getting back in the swing of things with my guys.”

The 31-year-old Force, one of four daughters of 16-time NHRA Funny Car champ John Force, suffered a concussion and bruising after the hard crash she was involved in on February 11 in the first round of eliminations of the season-opening NHRA Lucas Oil Winternationals in Pomona, California.

Shortly after leaving the starting line in a race vs. Terry Haddock, Force’s dragster crossed from the right to left lanes, impacted the retaining wall with a very hard lateral crash, bounced off, spun, went on its side and briefly caught fire after crossing the finish line wheels-up.

While she is still recovering from the bruising, Force feels strong enough to get back behind the wheel. Getting back in the race car could be the best medicine of all, since she has three runner-up finishes in Phoenix, including back-to-back second-place showings in both the 2016 and 2017 national events.

The three-day event kicks off Friday with qualifying rounds at 4 and 6:30 p.m. ET, the same times as Saturday’s qualifying. Final eliminations begin at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.