Despite Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s storied 100-plus year old history, Friday’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race will mark the first time Corvette Racing will compete at the track. It will also be the first time for one of Corvette Racing’s drivers period.
“I’ve never been [to Indy], even as a spectator, so it will be a really cool experience,” No. 3 Corvette C7.R driver Jan Magnussen told PaddockTalk.com. The 41-year-old racer will be working with co-driver Antonio Garcia (as well as the No. 7 Corvette C7.R driven by Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner) toward continuing Corvette Racing’s dominance in the GT LeMans class. The team’s last win at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont. marked the team’s fourth straight victory, a streak that began at this year’s Long Beach race.
Four Corvettes will also be present in the Daytona Prototype class; these mid-engine Corvette race cars, which are owned and operated privately, swept the podium at this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona.