Cadillac Racing team Action Express Racing is expecting no major changes to me made to its IMSA WeatherTech Championship program for the 2020 season.
Speaking to Sportscar365, Action Express Racing team manager Gary Nelson said he “doesn’t see anything changing,” with his well-established racing program for 2020, with the team set to remain running a Cadillac DPi-V.R. It sounds as though it will also retain Whelen Engineering and Mustang Sampling as title sponsors for its respective DPi-V.R entries.
“We typically go year-to-year with drivers, sponsors, which is pretty standard in IMSA,” he told Sportscar365. “We’ve had some very positive conversations with both Whelen and Mustang Sampling.”
“Right now, there’s nothing that tells me that things are not going to be the same. Everybody’s working hard to get our program back together for next year.”
A question mark does hang over the head of Brazilian driver Felipe Nasr. The ex-Formula 1 driver, who has been strong throughout 2019 and is in a fight for the championship alongside co-driver Pipo Derani, recently tested a Honda IndyCar with Arrow Schmidt-Petersen, bringing his IMSA future into doubt. Nelson would not speculate as to Nasr’s future, although Schmidt-Petersen said it was only testing Nasr to gain additional data.
Nasr also tested a Rebellion LMP1 car in the recent WEC pre-season test alongside a number of other drivers that were auditioning for a seat with the team in the 2019-2020 season.
Action Express Racing is expecting to make an announcement with regard to its 2020 sponsor and driver line up at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in mid September.
Fellow Cadillac Racing team Wayne Taylor Racing recently confirmed that ex-Formula 1 drivetr Kamui Kobayashi would race at the 2020 24 Hours of Daytona with the team to defend his 2019 win in the endurance race, which he achieved alongside Fernando Alonso, Renger Van Der Vande and Jordan Taylor.