Red Bull GRC drivers Sandell, Heinricher featured in new “Danger Zone” music video (VIDEO)


This isn’t necessarily a 100 percent accurate preview of what you’ll be seeing in the upcoming Red Bull Global Rallycross season (on NBC), but it is a case of GRC drivers and pop culture coming together in a music video a little more than week ahead of the season opener.

Supercars veteran Patrik Sandell and GRC Lites driver Jackie Heinricher (more on her to come to MotorSportsTalk in the coming days) shift gears from their usual day jobs at a track and find themselves in a new adrenaline-based world: the music industry.

The two of them are in a pair of cars, featured in Lauren Mayhew and Noah Kickback’s new EDM single, “Danger Zone” (Dwayne/Lynn production). The two face off on separate teams in a desert drag-race a la ‘Fast and the Furious.’

“Working with Red Bull Global RallyCross was such an awesome opportunity! The control that Patrik and Jackie had while they were drifting was insane!” Mayhew said in a press release. “I think this crossover between music and motorsports is gonna be a hit. The music just intensifies their amazing skills.”

Note this post is one of several to come in the coming days on MotorSportsTalk in the run-up to the season opener at Fort Lauderdale on May 31.

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.