Canapino will stay within the workforce’s Chevrolet-powered #78 entry for his second season in IndyCar, having taken a finest end of twelfth at St. Petersburg, Texas and Toronto in 2023.
The 33-year-old got here into the collection having zero expertise on the tracks, and with a background as a multi-time touring automotive champion in Argentina, no expertise in a real single-seater.
The second automotive within the workforce co-owned by Ricardo Juncos and Brad Hollinger was additionally new for 2023, having beforehand run a singleton entry for Callum Ilott.
Nevertheless, Canapino acclimated effectively to put up 5 top-15 outcomes and end twenty first within the total championship and second within the rookie of the 12 months standings to Marcus Armstrong.
Canapino mentioned: “I’m very joyful to announce my continuation for 2024 in IndyCar with Juncos Hollinger Racing.
“After an unimaginable 2023 season, the place we achieved good outcomes, entered the Leaders Circle, and persistently delivered robust performances, all in my first 12 months in a single-seater, I’m full of pleasure and motivation to have the chance to continue to grow as a driver and contribute to the continual and memorable evolution of the workforce.
“For 2024, the mindset will likely be completely different. What was as soon as full of doubt and uncertainty will now be a relentless pursuit of enhancing day-to-day, in search of outcomes and consistency in every race.
“In fact, we do not neglect that we’re nonetheless a comparatively new workforce competing in opposition to robust rivals, however we method this problem with the eagerness and starvation to purpose greater each time.”
Agustín Canapino, Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet, Champagne, celebration
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Ilott was not talked about within the announcement, however is known to have a contract to the top of 2024 and is predicted to stay with the workforce subsequent 12 months.
Juncos and Hollinger additionally expressed their pleasure in retaining the 33-year-old Argentinean for a second 12 months.
Juncos mentioned: “Agustin’s unimaginable achievements on the monitor haven’t solely exceeded our expectations however have additionally been a supply of satisfaction for our total workforce.
“His vitality, dedication, and sportsmanship have united us and created a way of camaraderie that’s actually distinctive. We stay up for persevering with this unimaginable journey collectively.”
“Agustin Canapino has been the shock of the season for us, and we’re completely delighted to have him again for 2024,” added Hollinger.