INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 29, 2010) -- The following is a statement by Panther Racing CEO & Managing Partner John Barnes regarding Chevrolet announcing its return to the IZOD IndyCar Series:
Statement from Panther Racing LLC CEO John Barnes:
"Firstly, I think this is a very special day for the IZOD IndyCar Series and obviously we're very happy that our old friends from Chevrolet and General Motors will be returning to open-wheel racing and the Indianapolis 500 beginning in 2012. GM is a major part of Panther Racing's history and they were instrumental in helping us achieve our two IndyCar championships and all 15 of our IndyCar race victories. Those of us involved in this series have been saying for over a year now that there is a lot of positive momentum in the IZOD IndyCar Series and Chevrolet's announcement today only reinforces the strength and direction of our sport. We also need to take time to recognize the unbelievable support that Honda has given the IZOD IndyCar Series since becoming the sole engine supplier in 2006. The reliability of their motors and the commitment they have for open-wheel racing and our league is a big reason why our sport is as strong as it currently stands today. Let's hope that even more engine manufactures take note of where our series is heading and jump on board with Honda and Chevy. Teams, sponsors and fans should be very excited for the future of open-wheel racing and the direction in which we are heading."
-source: panther racing