Running the first 3 races of the 2009 IRL Season, Stanton Barrett's Indycar career came into question after a rough Month of May. After not making the grid for the 93rd Indianapolis 500 Barrett and Team 3G charged on. Showing up at Milwaukee ready to race, Barrett unfortunately put the #98 Dallara into the wall, injuring his back and rendering the car unfixable. As 3G put Jaques Lazier in the car for the ovals and Richard Antinucci in for the road/street circuits, Barrett sat on the sidelines running stock car races until Twin-Ring Motegi where he finished 19th. As Lazier jumps back into the 3G ride for the season finale, Barrett has announced his commitment to run in the Indycar Series in 2010.
Right now, I'm working to see which races I can run next year. I had a blast in the races I ran this year and I learned a lot. I can't wait to get behind the wheel again and with as competitive equipment as possible" -Stanton Barrett