WHY A CHAMPION IS CHOOSING TO MISS THIS INDYCAR SEASON
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The 1996 CART champion Jimmy Vasser – and his partner James ‘Sulli’ Sullivan – took the decision to part ways with Dale Coyne Racing ahead of the 2022 season after a nightmare year with team newcomer Ed Jones as the alliance’s driver.
Speaking to The Race in late January, Vasser explained the aims for the future of the team, and said ‘not to be surprised’ if the squad joins with an affiliate to make a return at the Indianapolis 500 in May.
But Vasser won’t have a team in IndyCar full-time for the first time since the KVSH squad he co-owned exited, and even that absence was only for less than a year as he and Sulli then paired up to launch VSR’s IndyCar programme with Coyne.
Asked by The Race what his feelings were about being absent, Vasser replies: “I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s not ideal because we made the choice to hit the reset button.
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