Agustin Canapino has signed a contract extension which keeps him in the No. 78 car of Juncos Hollinger for the 2024 NTT IndyCar Series season.
During his first season in the IndyCar Series, Canapino finished second in Rookie of the Year standings scoring a season best 12th place finish three times.
“I am very happy to announce my continuation for 2024 in INDYCAR with Juncos Hollinger Racing,” Canapino said. “Many thanks to Ricardo (Juncos) and Brad (Hollinger) for continuing to place their trust in me and also to Hector Martinez Sosa, the Grupo Empresario Prieto and the INPROTUR for their support. After an incredible 2023 season, where we achieved good results, entered the Leaders Circle and consistently delivered strong performances, all in my first year in a single-seater, I am filled with joy and motivation to have the opportunity to keep growing as a driver and contribute to the continuous and remarkable evolution of the team.
“For 2024, the mindset will be different. What was once filled with doubt and uncertainty will now be a relentless pursuit of improving day by day, seeking results and consistency in each race. Of course, we don’t forget that we are still a relatively new team competing against strong competitors, but we approach this challenge with the eagerness and hunger to aim higher every time. See you in St. Petersburg aboard the No. 78.”
The IndyCar Series season starts March 10 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, a track that Canapino finished 12th at in 2023.
“Agustín Canapino has been the surprise of the season for us, and we’re absolutely delighted to have him back for 2024,” team co-owner Brad Hollinger said. “His determination and performance on the track have surpassed all expectations.”