Rumor: 2022 IndyCar Silly Season update

Some updates to our 2022 IndyCar Silly Season page below:

  • Sebastien Bourdais is now ‘strong’ for the #14 AJ Foyt Entry
  • Andretti IndyLights driver Devlin DeFrancesco may graduate to IndyCar in 2022 and replace James Hinchcliffe in the #29 Andretti Autosport entry.
  • Not sure what this means for Andretti’s top Lights driver Kyle Kirkwood, but we have him driving the #60 Meyer Shank car in 2022 – a satellite Andretti team
  • Alex Albon has opportunities in DTM and as a factory Nissan driver in Formula E – both of which pay him to drive, vs, IndyCar, which does not have enough sponsor money in the paddock so he would have to buy an IndyCar seat. His ‘rating’ is reduced to ‘Speculation.’

Last Updated August 24, 2021

2022 IndyCar Silly Season Page
Team Engine No. Driver Primary Sponsor Rating Comments
AJ Foyt Racing
4 Dalton Kellett K-Line Strong
14 Sebastien Bourdais ROKIT Strong Likely to re-sign
14 Tatiana Calderon ROKIT Speculation Could replace Bourdais
11  Charlie Kimball  Tresiba Speculation

Andretti Autosport


Stefan Wilson Lohla Sport Speculation Indy 500 Only
Kyle Larson Speculation Indy 500 Only
Colton Herta Gainbridge Fact Signed
27 Alexander Rossi NAPA and AutoNation Strong Signed, but Penske beckons
28 Romain Grosjean NAPA and Miami Breeze Car Care Strong Replace RHR
29 Devlin DeFrancesco PowerTap Hydrogen Speculation Replace Hinch
Arrow McLaren SP Chevy 5 Pato O’Ward Arrow Fact Signed
7 Felix Rosenqvist Arrow Speculation Has to step up his game
7 Nico Hulkenberg Arrow Speculation Eying IndyCar
6 Juan Montoya TBD Speculation Indy 500 only
Carlin Racing Chevy 59 Max Chilton Gallagher Insurance Strong Likely to re-sign
TBD TBD Speculation Needs Ride Buyer Money
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 Miami Breeze Car Care Speculation Andretti Bound?
51 Alex Albon Money from Thailand Speculation F1 reserve driver itching for real racing
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
  Kyle Larson Speculation Indy 500 Only
Ed Carpenter US Space Force Fact Ovals Only
Nico Hulkenberg TBD Speculation Road and Street Only
Conor Daly US Air Force Strong Looking for $
Meyer Shank Racing Honda 60 Kevin Magnussen AutoNation and SiriusXM Speculation Would Ganassi let him go?
60 Simon Pagenaud AutoNation and SiriusXM Strong Penske may cut him loose
60 Kyle Kirkwood AutoNation and SiriusXM Speculation Would bring Lights $1 million
06 Helio Castroneves TBD Fact Signed
Paretta Autosport Chevy 16 Simona De Silvestro  TBD Strong Indy 500 Only
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda 15  Graham Rahal United Rentals Fact Signed

Takuma Sato Panasonic, Mi-Jack Speculation May Retire
Christian Lundgaard TBD Strong Has given up on F1 dream
45 Antonio Felix da Costa
TBD False Will not happen
Jack Harvey HyVee Strong Leaving MSR to fill team’s 3rd full-time car for 2022
Santino Ferrucci HyVee Speculation
Team Penske Chevy 2 Josef Newgarden Hitachi Fact Signed
3 Scott McLaughlin Shell, PPG Strong Penske may send him to IMSA unless he steps up his game
12 Will Power Verizon Fact Signed
22 Kyle Larson Speculation Indy 500 Only
Top Gun Racing Chevy   RC Enerson US Navy? Fact Indy 500 Only?