The good news for Tomas Scheckter is it looks like he scored a very good ride. The bad news is it's for only three races.
The Indianapolis 500 is on the verge of receiving another winning combination when Penske-powered Luczo Dragon Racing announces its multi-race program for this Indy Racing League season.It's an interesting point of conversation. Would you rather be a driver with a full-season backmarker team, or one with a three-race deal that gives you a very real shot at winning the Indy 500?
Luczo Dragon, co-owned by Roger Penske's son, Jay, and Steve Luczo, fielded a car for Ryan Briscoe in last year's 500. Jay Penske said Thursday that details should be finalized next week, but he endorsed driver Tomas Scheckter, who is unemployed after two seasons at Vision Racing.
Jay Penske said his team plans to run one race prior to Indy -- likely the April 27 event at Kansas Speedway -- and one other in the market of the primary sponsor.
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Speaking of that conundrum, does the affirmation of Scheckter's departure mean AJ Foyt IV will be back with a two-car Vision Racing team?
UPDATE: Kudos to reader John who discovered that the Vision Racing site now lists just Ed Carpenter and Foyt as drivers. Foyt's entry reads "A.J. Foyt IV, is entering his second season with Vision Racing..."
Hey, who needs an official announcement, right?