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Ed Jones returns to IndyCar at DCR Wasser Sullivan – Motorsports

Carlin Racing’s 2016 Indy Lights champion Ed Jones moved to Chip Ganassi Racing in 2018 after spending the rookie IndyCar season with coins.

The following year he moved to Ed Carpenter Racing, where he competed in the Road / Street Course and the Indy 500 in 2019, but Carpenter released both Jones and his teammate Spencer Pigot at the end of the season, with Rinus Vee Kay and Conor Daly. Replaced with.

Jones, who has won three podiums in the IndyCar, will return to the open-wheel race at # 18 Team Seal Master-Dale Coyne Racing and Wasser Sullivan Honda, including third place in the coin at the first Indy 500.

This will be the fourth season of the Seal Master with Vasser Sullivan, half of the Coyne team. Two are Sebastien Bourdais and one is Santino Ferrucci, which will switch to the NASCAR Xfinity series in 2021.

Jones, 25, a Dubai-born Briton, said: “I’m really excited to join the Coyne Vasser Sullivan team in the 2021 NTT IndyCar season. I started my IndyCar career in Dale. The combination of coins and Vasser Sullivan has been successful in the last three seasons. It’s a team.

“I’m excited to drive the # 18 SealMaster machine and represent the SealMaster franchise across the country. This is a really great opportunity.”

Coin states: “I’m very happy that Ed Jones is back this season and back in the NTT IndyCar Series. I was sad to see him leave with us for the first time, but since then we have been I’m in touch.

“Ed had a great rookie season at DCR in 2017, which includes the best finish of third place at the Indianapolis 500. Continuing from where he left off with him at DCVS. I’m looking forward to a strong season. ”

Sullivan, co-owner of the team, adds:

“Ed spent some big moments at IndyCar. I hope to see some big moments with us in 2021.”

Jason Hedlesky, Franchise Development Director at SealMaster, commented: “The partnership with the team has been successful. It’s great for our brand.

“By renewing our commitment, we have the opportunity to keep SealMaster in the national spotlight of IndyCar racing and on its international arena.”

Jones will share the Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 with Ryan Briscoe, Marcos Gomes and Bret Curtis at Rolex 24 in Daytona this weekend.

He was scheduled to challenge Audi’s customer teams WRT and DTM last season, but withdrew prior to the launch of the campaign due to travel issues related to COVID-19.

– Motorsports

Ed Jones returns to IndyCar at DCR Wasser Sullivan

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