Santino Ferrucci has re-signed with Dale Coyne Racing for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season and will pilot the No. 18 car in partnership with Vasser-Sullivan.
The No. 18 car, formerly driven by Sebastien Bourdais, will have sponsorship from SealMaster.
Ferrucci previously drove the No. 19 car for Coyne, which Alex Palou will run this year.
In 2019, Ferrucci placed seventh in the Indianapolis 500. He earned three fourth-place finishes at Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.
“We’re very happy to have Santino back with us for the 2020 season,” said Coyne in a team release. “He had a very good rookie season and he was absolutely stellar on the ovals. We look forward to him building on that this year. I think he surprised a lot of people in 2019 and he has the potential to do even better in his sophomore year as he now moves to the No. 18 car.”
“I’m extremely honored that Dale, Jimmy, and Sulli have put their faith in me to carry this program forward,” Ferrucci stated. “The SealMaster car has had a lot of success in the past two seasons. I’m eager to move into the No.18 car and get spring training started. I also want to say a big thank you to SealMaster for believing in me, and I’m beyond excited to represent them on the biggest stage.”
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