Austin, Texas (March 21, 2019) – Dale Coyne Racing’s Santino Ferrucci is carrying momentum from his strong performance at the season-opening race earlier this month into this weekend’s INDYCAR Classic at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), as he looks to build on his best result of his young NTT IndyCar Series career.
Ferrucci registered a ninth-place finish in St. Petersburg two weeks ago after moving up 14 positions in what was only his fifth NTT IndyCar Series race. Since joining DCR last year for four races, the young American has continuously improved with each race.
For the first time with the team, he will be heading to a circuit that he’s previously raced on. Ferrucci made his initial appearance at the 3.41-mile, 20-turn road course at COTA in the Super Trofeo series in 2016 and last tested with the team at the facility in February of this year during the Series’ Open Test.
During that test, the driver of the #19 David Yurman entry placed 10th overall on the combined time sheets at the end of the two days of on track activity.
“I’m really looking forward to the race at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend,” said the rookie. “It’s a track that I very much enjoy driving at as it suits my driving style and it’s the type of track that I’m more used to, compared to street circuits. We had a very good test at COTA last month so hopefully we can pick up from where we left off and keep moving forward from there as we look to build on our top ten performance at St. Petersburg.”
The 24-car field will get two practice sessions on Friday and one on Saturday morning before taking part in qualifying on Saturday afternoon, March 23 at 3:00pm Eastern Time (2pm local). All practice sessions will be streamed live on the NBC Gold app with qualifying being broadcast live on NBCSN from 3:00pm ET (2pm local).
The second round of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season will take place on Sunday, March 24 and be broadcast live on NBCSN from 1:00pm ET (noon local) with the green flag scheduled for 1:43pm ET (12:43pm local).