Ferrucci Secures Seat With Coyne & Vasser-Sullivan

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Santino Ferrucci will drive the No. 18 SealMaster entry for Dale Coyne Racing and Vasser-Sullivan Racing in the NTT IndyCar Series. (IndyCar Photo)
Santino Ferrucci will drive the No. 18 SealMaster entry for Dale Coyne Racing and Vasser-Sullivan Racing in the NTT IndyCar Series. (IndyCar Photo)

PLAINFIELD, Ill. – Santino Ferrucci will be back for his second full season in the NTT IndyCar Series aboard the No. 18 entry fielded by Dale Coyne Racing and Vasser-Sullivan Racing.

The car will carry primary sponsorship support from SealMaster Pavement Products and be entered as the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan Honda.

“We’re very happy to have Santino back with us for the 2020 season,” said team co-owner Dale Coyne. “He had a very good rookie season and he was absolutely stellar on the ovals. We look forward to him building on that this year. I think he surprised a lot of people in 2019 and he has the potential to do even better in his sophomore year as he now moves to the No. 18 car.”

In his first full Indy car season, Ferrucci, 21, a native of Woodbury, Conn., made up 16 positions to finish seventh in the 2019 Indianapolis 500, earning him Rookie of the Year honors. He completed the third most laps of any driver in the series and finished fourth among all drivers on ovals.

“What a big moment for DCVS and the program as we begin our next chapter,” said team co-owner James Sullivan. “This new crop of young fast Indy car racers is no joke, and we’re energized to have Ferrucci leading our charge in the SealMaster machine. I expect you’ll see some big moments from us in 2020.”

This will be Ferrucci’s second year driving for Coyne, who fielded the No. 19 entry for Ferrucci last season. Ferrucci takes over the No. 18 from previous driver Sebastian Bourdais, who left the team in November and has since committed to a full schedule in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.