2021 INDYCAR TEAMS & DRIVERS
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INDYCAR SILLY SEASON
July 22 - In his only IndyCar race this year, Helio Castroneves won the
Indy 500 for
Meyer Shank Racing.  MSR has plans to run him further
this season.  With
Jack Harvey departing next year, MSR has signed  
Castroneves for a full-time ride in 2022.
July 22 - Rumor is Jack Harvey walked away from a multi-year contract
with
Meyer Shank Racing.  MSR gave Harvey his first full-time IndyCar
season in 2020, where he finished 15th in points.  2021 started well for
him in the first three races, but it's been downhill since.
TEAM
CONFIRMED DRIVERS
AJ Foyt Racing
CAR#
4
14
11
11
Dalton Kellett
Kyle Kirkwood
Tatiana Calderón
JR Hildebrand
Andretti Autosport
88
27
28
29
98
Colton Herta
Alex Rossi
Romain Grosjean
Devlin DeFrancesco
Marco Andretti  
2022 INDYCAR DRIVERS CONFIRMED
Pato O'Ward
Felix Rosenqvist
5
7
Arrow McLaren SP
Dale Coyne Racing
51
18
52
Ed Carpenter
Conor Daly
Rinus VeeKay

20
21
Ed Carpenter Racing
NOTES
Ovals only


Road and street courses
Ovals only
w/ Rick Ware Racing
w/ HMD Motorsports
8
9
10
48
48
Marcus Ericsson
Scott Dixon
Alex Palou
Jimmie Johnson
Tony Kanaan




Indy 500 only
Chip Ganassi Racing
6
60
Helio Castroneves
Simon Pagenaud
Meyer Shank Racing
2
3
12
Josef Newgarden
Scott McLaughlin
Will Power
Team Penske
Graham Rahal
Christian Lundgaard
Jack Harvey
15
30
45
Rahal Letterman Lanigan
Racing
Takuma Sato
David Malukas
OTHER DRIVERS WHO HAD A SHOT AT A 2022 INDYCAR RIDE
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Updated: March 11, 2022



w/Steinbrenner Racing
Indy 500 only
FULL-TIME DRIVERS
Sebastien Bourdais
Ryan Hunter-Reay
James Hinchcliffe
Ed Jones
Max Chilton


Spencer Pigot

PART-TIME DRIVERS
Pietro Fittipaldi
Santino Ferrucci
RC Enerson
Ryan Norman
Cody Ware
Kevin Magnussen
Oliver Askew*
2021 TEAM
AJ Foyt Racing
Andretti Autosport
Andretti Autosport
Chip Ganassi Racing
Carlin

2019 TEAM
Ed Carpenter Racing

2021 TEAM
Dale Coyne Racing
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
McLaren, Ed Carpenter, RLL
Top Gun Racing
Dale Coyne Racing
Arrow McLaren SP
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Alex Peroni
Linus Lundqvist
Aug 31 - Romain Grosjean will be moving from Dale Coyne Racing to
Andretti Autosport next season.  He is replacing Ryan Hunter-Reay in
the #28 DHL Honda.  Grosjean plans to compete in all races next year
including ovals.
Aug 8 - RTI team Juncos has partnered with Brad Hollinger to create
a new Chevrolet-powered IndyCar team called Juncos-Hollinger.  They
will compete next season.  They also plan to race in the last 3 IndyCar
races this year.  (Juncos Racing made an attempt at a IndyCar team in
2018.)
Sep 1 - New IndyCar team Juncos Hollinger Racing hired 22-year old
Briton
Callum Ilott to pilot its #77 entry at the last 3 events of 2021.  
Ilott was runner up to
Nick Schumacher in the 2020 F2 championship
and is currently competing in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance
Cup.
Callum Ilott
77
Juncos Hollinger Racing
INDYCAR VETERANS (Free Agents)
INDY LIGHT DRIVERS
Jack Aitken - Formula 2
OTHERS
Sep 24 - Callum Illot signed with Juncos Hollinger for the 2022 season.
Sept 27 - Dropped by Team Penske after 7 seasons, Simon Pagenaud
will be driving for Meyer Shank Racing next year.  He will be joining
Helio Castroneves, who won the Indy 500 this year with MSR.
Oct 11 - Rahal Letterman Lanigan announced that Jack Harvey will
pilot the No. 45 Honda in 2022 and beyond on a multi-year deal, taking
over the team's brand-new third full-time entry backed with primary
sponsorship from midwest supermarket chain Hy-Vee.
Oct. 20 - Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced 20-year-old
Danish F2 driver,
Christian Lundgaard, will join the team in 2022.
He will race their No. 30 Honda.
Oct 19 - Sebastien Bourdais is driving in all 10 IMSA races in 2022.  
He signed with
Chip Ganassi Racing who are adding a second
Cadillac DPi team. Seb says he still hopes to drive part-time for
AJ Foyt Racing in IndyCar next year.
Oct 26 - Team Penske has decided to decrease it's IndyCar team
down to 3 cars.  Gone will be the No 22 entry that Simon Pagenaud
drove.
Nov 4 - Devlin DeFrancesco has been hired by Andretti Steinbrenner
Autosport
to race the No. 29 Honda for next season.  He finished 6th
in the 2021 Indy Lights championship.
Nov 10 - Reigning Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood will step up
to the IndyCar series full time in 2022, driving the famous No. 14
Chevrolet fielded by
AJ Foyt Racing.
* Nov 24 - Part-time IndyCar driver Oliver Askew, signed with Andretti Autosport to compete on their
Formula E team in 2022.
Dec 1 - Dalton Kellett resigned with AJ Foyt Racing for 2022 with
sponsorship from K-Line Insulators continuing, marking his 3rd
season with the team.
Dec 9 - Takuma Sato has signed with Dale Coyne Racing (with Rick
Ware) to drive the #51 Honda next season. Sato won the Indy 500 for
RLL last year (2020), but that team decided to replace him with
Romain Grosjean in 2022.
Dec 15 - Dale Coyne Racing has entered a partnership with HMD
Motorsports and has signed
David Malukas to drive its No. 18 for the
2022 IndyCar season. Malukas, 20, claimed seven wins, seven poles
and a series-leading 16 podiums in 20 races en route to finishing
second in Indy Lights this year.
Dec 15 - Jimmie Johnson has decided to race the entire IndyCar
season next year for Chip Ganassi Racing.  This year he only raced on
the road and street courses.  CGR had
Tony Kanaan signed to race
Johnson's  No. 48 on the oval tracks next year.  Now Kanaan will only
race in the Indy 500 in another car that CGR will field for him.
Jan 14 - Ed Carpenter Racing confirmed Conor Daly will return to drive
the No 20 Chevy entry full-time with new sponsor BitNile Holdings.
Carpenter will add a third entry for himself,likely to race just at the oval
tracks.
Jan 17 - A.J. Foyt Racing has added a third entry for the team and
hired  Columbian
Tatiana Calderón to drive the No. 11 Chevy at road
and street course events.  Calderón was racing in Super Formula
(Japan) and WEC.
Feb 2 - Juncos Hollinger Racing has absorbed Carlin's IndyCar team.
JHR has hired
Callum Illot to drive, which puts Carlin's driver, Max
Chilton
out of an IndyCar job.
Mar 11 - AJ Foyt Racing has hired JR Hildebrand to drive Tatiana
Calderón's No.11 Chevy at all of the oval tracks this year.  
While Hildebrand has raced in the last 11 Indy 500s, his last full season
IndyCar ride was in 2017.