Canapino IndyCar ‘gamble’ is paying off for Ricardo Juncos

MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - JULY 02: #78: Agustín Canapino, Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday July 02, 2023 in Troy Township, United States of America. (Photo by Gavin Baker / LAT Images)

Agustin Canapino matched his career-best IndyCar result on Sunday in Toronto, and his run to 12th wasn’t the only recent highlight produced by the rookie from Argentina. He was fast as well at the previous race in Mid-Ohio, which gives his Juncos Hollinger Racing team co-owner Ricardo Juncos plenty of optimism for where the No. 78 Chevy program is headed.

“He keeps learning and he feels much better every time we race,” Juncos told RACER. “Much better than (Canapino’s round one debut at) St. Pete for example. That was a first street course for him and now he is obviously better everywhere. Pit stops were good as well. We work in many, many different areas to try to keep making things better, right, and with Agustin, we are really happy.”

The 15-time Argentinian touring car champion is not only new to open-wheel racing, but is also racing at every track on the NTT IndyCar Series calendar for the first time. Canapino carries a wealth of racing experience with

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