Conor Daly’s full-season confirmation with Dale Coyne Racing wasn’t the only news Friday for the underdog, veteran team in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Bryan Clauson will attempt to qualify for his third Indianapolis 500 with his third different team. Clauson, who will again run with Jonathan Byrd’s Racing, has now partnered with Coyne for at least the team’s third car at the Indianapolis 500, what will be the No. 88 Honda.
Both announcements were made during the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis.
Coyne’s second full-season seat is TBA and Motorsport.com’s David Malsher noted it was “very likely” that Coyne team veteran and four-time Indianapolis 500 starter Pippa Mann will also be set to run with Coyne at the race once more, in what could be a fourth car.
“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.
“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”
Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something
we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”