Panther Racing confirmed Oriol Servia for the Texas and Iowa races of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season on Wednesday.
As for Servia, it’s a natural fit given the Panther and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing technical partnership that was in play from the 2012 to 2013 Indianapolis 500s.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity,” Servia said. “Firstly, it’s a job, but it’s with a team that I’ve been working with very closely with for the last year. Not only do I know everybody that works there, but I know the potential for the National Guard car and the performance we’ve had will give us a chance to win. But I’m especially honored because representing the National Guard is so much more special than any other sponsor, and I’m excited to be a part of everything that partnership involves with the team.”