It's about time!!! Newman/Haas/Lanigan has finally confirmed Robert Doornbos to pilot one of there cars in 09'. Bobby D. is set to test this Monday-Wednesday in Homestead. Sponsorship details will be released at a later date.
- "I'm very happy and proud to get this chance to race with Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing. Racing in the IndyCar Series has been my biggest dream and especially to do it with Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing. The history of the team and the big success they have had in the past really attracted me and it makes me proud to become part of this winning team. Racing on the ovals should be very exciting. It will be tough, but I'm training as much as possible and am in good condition and ready to achieve results. I’m also excited to race in the legendary Indy 500. I really want to thank Mr. Haas and Mr. Lanigan for giving me this chance. I'm looking forward to the first race." -Robert Doornbos
- "Mike and I are excited to add Robert to our lineup. He was a fierce competitor in Champ Car and we are hoping for the same in the IndyCar Series. He was able to quickly adapt to the new challenges in Champ Car which should bode well for the learning curve we will face in getting him acclimated to oval racing.” -Carl Haas