Team 3G announced today that former Firestone Indy Lights driver Richard Antinucci will pilot the #98 in Watkins Glen. The 28 year old Antinucci who is the nephew of 98' Indy 500 champion Eddie Cheever, won 2 races last year in the FIL including Watkins Glen. He ended the season with a 11th place finish, and 2nd in the Championships just 32 points behind Raphael Matos.
"I am really looking forward to moving up to the IndyCar Series. This is what all of the drivers in the Indy Lights Series are working towards, to get an opportunity to drive in the IndyCar Series. I have to thank Team 3G and my supporters for believing in my ability to win races." -Richard Antinucci
"We are thrilled to have an opportunity to work with such a young and talented driver such as Richard. He has proven that he can be a consistent winner in open wheel racing, and he has won at Watkins Glen in an Indy Lights car". -Greg Beck (3G co-owner)
"We are looking towards 2010 from a driver and sponsorship standpoint and we believe having an American driver with a winning pedigree like Richard will be attractive to marketers. Richard is a young, fast, winning driver who is also very well spoken and understands the marketing side of the business, he is everything a marketer looks for in a brand ambassador". -Steve Sudler (3G co-owner)