AR1’s 2022 IndyCar Silly Season page (Update)

On our AR1 IndyCar Silly Season page below, we had Alexander Rossi as ‘fact’ with Andretti Autosport. He signed a multi-year deal with Andretti in 2020 and as we understand it, he also has some deal with Honda as he drives for them in a couple of other series part-time.  Andretti Autosport is a Honda team.

So, why then did Norris McDonald of report that “Alexander Rossi has been talking to Penske. All of Penske’s drivers except Newgarden have been told their performance is under review. Chances are Rossi will move to Penske and Scott McLaughlin will go home to Australia. Or something. Rossi will be elsewhere next season. That is for sure.”

We know Rossi was talking to Penske before he signed with Andretti.  Unless there is a performance clause out in Rossi’s contract with Andretti, as far as we know, he will be with Andretti for another year.

Let’s see how this one plays out……..we have added Rossi as a possibility with Team Penske as a replacement for Pagenaud in the #22. Penske may move Pagenaud to his new IMSA program, or so the rumor mill says.

July 4, 2021 

Overheard in the Mid-Ohio paddock Friday, assembled our first 2022 IndyCar Silly Season page.

You can find this page with this link – bookmark it.

Eyeing IndyCar? Alexander Albon of Thailand and Red Bull Racing Honda (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
2022 IndyCar Silly Season Page
Team Engine No. Driver Primary Sponsor Rating Comment
AJ Foyt Racing
4 Dalton Kellett K-Line Strong
14 Sebastien Bourdais TBD Strong Likely to re-sign
11  Charlie Kimball  Tresiba Speculation

Andretti Autosport

25 Stefan Wilson Lohla Sport Speculation Indy 500 Only
Colton Herta Gainbridge Fact Signed
27 Alexander Rossi NAPA and AutoNation Strong Signed
28 Romain Grosjean DHL Strong Non-Ovals Only
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay DHL Speculation Ovals Only, may do some IMSA
29 Alex Albon TBD Speculation F1 reserve driver itching for real racing
29 Kyle Kirkwood TBD Strong If he wins Lights title
Arrow McLaren SP Chevy 5 Pato O’Ward Arrow Fact Signed
7 Felix Rosenqvist Arrow Speculation Has to step up his game
6 Juan Montoya TBD Speculation Indy 500 only
Carlin Racing Chevy 59 Max Chilton Gallagher Insurance Strong Likely to re-sign
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 8 Marcus Ericsson Huski Chocolate Strong Likely to re-sign
9 Scott Dixon PNC Bank Fact Signed
10 Alex Palou NTT Data Fact Signed
48 Jimmie Johnson Carvana Strong May run full season
Dale Coyne Racing w/Vasser Sullivan Honda 18 Ed Jones Sealmaster Strong Likely to re-sign
Dale Coyne Racing w/Rick Ware Racing Honda 51 Romain Grosjean TBD Speculation Andretti Bound?
52 Ryan Norman Koinu Inu Cryptro Speculation
52 Cody Ware TBD Speculation
Dreyer Reinbold Chevy 24 Sage Karam Wix Strong Indy 500 Only
67 JR Hildebrand Salesforce Strong Indy 500 Only
Ed Carpenter Racing
21 Rinus Veekay Sonax Fact Signed
Ed Carpenter US Space Force Fact Ovals Only
Conor Daly US Air Force Strong Likely to re-sign
Meyer Shank Racing Honda 60 Jack Harvey AutoNation Strong Likely to re-sign
06 Helio Castroneves TBD Strong Likely to re-sign
Paretta Autosport Chevy 16 Simona De Silvestro   Strong Indy 500 Only
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda 15  Graham Rahal United Rentals Fact Signed
30 Takuma Sato Panasonic, Mi-Jack Strong Likely to re-sign
45 Antonio Felix da Costa
TBD Speculation
Santino Ferrucci HyVee Strong Part-time?
Team Penske


2 Josef Newgarden Hitachi Fact Signed
3 Scott McLaughlin Shell, PPG Strong His performance has not been stellar
12 Will Power Verizon Fact Signed
22 Simon Pagenaud Menards Speculation IMSA Bound?
22 Alexander Rossi TBD Speculation Will Andretti let him go?
Top Gun Racing Chevy   RC Enerson US Navy? Fact Indy 500 Only?