Sunday, April 21, 2019

Superspeedways Dominate Kimball’s 2019 Plans


Charlie Kimball will return to Carlin in 2019 with a part-time NTT IndyCar Series program centered around the trio of superspeedway events.

Announced via his Twitter account, Kimball and the No. 23 Chevrolet will be present at St. Petersburg, the Indianapolis 500, Texas Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with backing from Novo Nordisk.

Kimball finished third at the 2015 Indy 500 with Chip Ganassi Racing, marking his best finish in IndyCar’s marquee event. His greatest road course success is the lone win of his career, captured in 2013 at Mid-Ohio. A ninth-place finish at St. Petersburg in 2012 marks his strongest run at the season-opening event.

The 34-year-old Californian, diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic in 2007, will complete the collection of five races during his ninth IndyCar season.

“Charlie’s experience has been a real asset for us as we find our way in this series and we’re proud that both he and Novo Nordisk are back with Carlin and on the grid in St. Pete,” team owner Trevor Carlin said.

Alongside teammate Max Chilton, who will contest the full season in Carlin’s No. 59 entry, Kimball will begin his 2019 campaign March 8–10 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Aaron Durant
Aaron Durant
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