INDYCAR gives Dallara extension through 2020

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With plans for a new generation of equipment in the works, INDYCAR -sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar Series- has elected to stay with Dallara through 2020.

The organization confirmed a three-year extension with chassis constructor Dallara at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., all-but confirming the company’s DW12 chassis for the coming years.

A new Dallara IR-12 is expected for 2018, promising IndyCar’s teams “will be given more flexibility and control over parts for their cars.”

The previous manufacturer’s kits, introduced in 2015, have been frozen for 2017.

“Dallara’s continued participation in our sport provides INDYCAR and our competitors a tremendous amount of confidence,” Jay Frye, INDYCAR President, Competition and Operations said in a release. “Dallara has been an instrumental partner in the Verizon IndyCar Series for 20 years and we are excited to extend our relationship with them.”

The upcoming season will mark Dallara’s 20th anniversary in American open wheel competition, stemming back to the company’s INDYCAR debut in 1997.

“The signature of this contract is a natural extension of an intensive working relationship that has been continuing since 1997,” said Giampaolo Dallara, founder and president of Dallara Automobili. “We are pleased to continue to contribute to the great success that this series deserves.”

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