Former Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year to Run Drifting Events in Seattle, LA Later this Year

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 10, 2013) – National Guard Panther Racing driver JR Hildebrand announced today he will be running in select Formula Drift series events during the 2013 season for Tyler McQuarrie Racing. Hildebrand will drive the No. 6 Chevrolet Camaro in at least two rounds of Formula D; Evergreen Speedway in Seattle, Washington (July 19-20) and Irwindale Speedway (October 11-12) located just outside of Los Angeles, California.

“I'm pumped to join Tyler with his Camaro program and to get into Formula D,” Hildebrand said. “Since as early as 2004 I've thought drifting was an awesome and unique area of motorsport, so I'm very excited to finally get involved myself.”

McQuarrie and Hildebrand developed a friendship through their mutual association with personal sponsor GoPro, which had the former Indy 500 Rookie of the Year itching to get into Formula D. Some of McQuarrie and Hildebrand’s drifting exploits together were captured last year on YouTube’s popular “Caddy Ruckus” video, CLICK TO VIEW.

“This will be my 10th year in Formula Drift and my second year as a team owner,” McQuarrie said. “To partner with JR Hildebrand, and to have him compete as our second driver is huge for our team and a big step for Formula Drift. This is something JR and I have been working on for some time now, so to see it become a reality is awesome. Our number one goal is to win events and Championships and our new technical partnership with CGR will help us while working with GM to develop the most competitive Drift Camaro in Formula Drift.”

NEXT IndyCar Series Race Broadcast Info:
The IndyCar Series will have a weekend off before traveling west for the Grand Prix of Long Beach, which will be broadcast live on Sunday, April 21st on NBC Sports Network at 4:00 pm (ET), with additional coverage provided by the IMS Radio Network, XM/Sirius Channel 211. Practice, qualifying and race coverage is also available on the IndyCar Mobile app from Verizon.

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