IndyCar news bits

Leader Bank has been named the Official Bank for the Grand Prix of Boston powered by LogMeIn, set to debut on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule Sept. 2-4, 2016, in the South Boston waterfront area. As part of its sponsorship, Leader Bank will develop a grand prix debit card and provide ATMs on site at the temporary street circuit. Leader Bank's newest branch location, in the Boston Seaport Innovation District, will serve as a pick-up location for volunteer credentials and information during the event. …

Mexican driver Juan Pablo Garcia, who competed in 44 Indy Lights races from 2009-2014, completed a two-day Verizon IndyCar Series test with KV Racing Technology on Oct. 15-16 at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Fla. "You will never forget your first test in an Indy car and I can now say that," said Garcia, 28. "I had a great experience and can't thank the team enough for this." …

Ed Jones, who recorded three consecutive victories to start the 2015 Indy Lights season and wound up third in the championship standings, will return for a second year in the top rung of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system with Carlin. "I learned a huge amount in 2015 and feel that I have a great base to go for the championship in 2016," said Jones, 20. "I have a great relationship with my team, Carlin, and I believe in them completely. Carlin as a team have achieved a great deal, but they haven't won a championship in U.S. motor racing and I want to be the driver who delivers that." …

1995 Indianapolis 500 winner Jacques Villeneuve and Simona de Silvestro are scheduled to compete in the 2015-16 FIA Formula E season that opens Oct. 24 at Beijing, China. De Silvestro will drive for Andretti Autosport, the same team she drove three races for in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series.

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