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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.

WATCH: Red Bull F1 team completes pit stop in zero gravity

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The Red Bull Racing pit crew may have already made headlines last weekend when it completed the fastest pit stop in Formula One history, changing Max Verstappen’s tires in 1.82 seconds, but the team’s most recent stunt took their skills to new heights – quite literally.

With the help of the Russian Space agency Roscomos, a group of the team’s mechanics completed the world’s first zero-gravity pit stop, on-board a IIyushin II-76K cosmonaut training plane.

Using a 2005 BR1, the team filmed the viral video over the course of a week, enduring seven flights and about 80 parabolas – periods in which the plane climbs 45 degrees before falling again at a ballistic arch of 45 degrees, creating a period of weightlessness for approximately 22 seconds.

With such a short time frame between weightlessness periods, the car and equipment had to be both quickly and safely secured before gravity once again took effect. Each filming lasted roughly 15 seconds, and the stunt was the most physically and technically demanding activity the live demo team had ever undertaken.

“It pushed us harder than I thought it would,” said Red Bull Support Team Mechanic Joe Robinson. “You realize how much you rely on gravity when you don’t have any!

“It challenges you to think and operate in a different way – and that was brilliant. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and honestly, I could have stayed and done it all month. It was amazing. I think it’s the coolest, most fun thing the Live Demo team has ever done with a show car.”

Though Red Bull was the first team to perform a pit stop in zero gravity, surprisingly Red Bull was not the first team to put a car through zero gravity. In 1999, McLaren driver David Coulthard and his car experienced zero gravity as part of a promotion for then-sponsor West Cigarettes.

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