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Indy Lights: Danial Nielsen Frost joins Andretti Autosport for 2020

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Andretti Autosport has announced that Danial Nielsen Frost has joined the team to contest the entire 2020 Indy Lights season. The 18-year-old from Singapore will pilot the No. 68 car for the team.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Danial to our Indy Lights program,” said Andretti Autosport President J-F Thormann. “Danial has shown impressive speed and talent across his racing career and we are excited to see what 2020 has in store for him and our Indy Lights team.

Frost made his first the Road to Indy start in 2018, debuting in a U.S. F2000 Championship event at Road America. He then drove for Exclusive Autosport in the 2019 Indy Pro 2000 Championship, collecting victories at Lucas Oil Raceway and Toronto before finishing fifth in the overall standings.

Prior to joining the Road to Indy, Frost began his racing career in 2015 in go karts and won the Singapore Karting Championship a year later. Since 2016, Frost has competed in four different Formula 4 Championships and finished third in the Formula Masters Asian Series in 2017.

“To be a member of Andretti Autosport is truly an honor. I’m very excited to be driving for a renowned team and I’m looking forward to the 2020 season,” Frost said. “I am very thankful for this opportunity and especially to my sponsor Denjet. Also, I would like to thank my family, friends and fans that are supporting me.”

Frost joins Kyle Kirkwood as the second driver announced to Andretti’s 2020 effort. The 2020 Indy Lights season begins with a doubleheader on the streets St. Petersburg, Florida on March 14-15.

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Robert Wickens shares more positive strides toward recovery in new video

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Robert Wickens has made massive steps since sustaining a spinal cord injury in an Aug. 19, 2018 crash at Pocono Raceway.

Since the accident, Wickens publicly has shared his recovery, often uploading videos of his physical rehabilitation on Twitter.

In his most recent update on Wednesday, Wickens shared a video of him walking on a treadmill. Fellow NTT IndyCar Series competitor Tony Kannan, who competes in triathlons during his spare time, also was visible running on the treadmill behind Wickens.

“When I am @TonyKannan [sic] age, I hope to run as fast as him…” Wickens tweeted. “Today was a good day!”

Wickens, who will turn 31 on March 13, first made his return to the IndyCar paddock in last year’s season opener in St. Petersburg. Since then, he’s made a return to the driver’s seat, piloting a specialized Acura NSX prior to the start of last year’s IndyCar race in his hometown of Toronto.

In September, Wickens fulfilled a vow to his wife Karli, by standing with her during their wedding. The new husband and wife also danced together during their reception.

Should Wickens fully recover to resume racing, Arrow McLaren SP co-owner Sam Schmidt has stated that the team’s No. 6 entry will be available for him to drive. Wickens continues to remain as a “driver coach and consultant” for the team.

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