Juncos Hollinger Racing, one of IndyCar’s newest race teams, has announced that it has partnered with Purdue University to expand opportunities for students who want to explore careers in motorsports.
The three-year partnership establishes a variety of internships through the school’s engineering college and its management school, with both sides able to bring project ideas to the table.
The program will focus on many of the behind-the-scenes duties that keep a race team operating, including but not limited to engineers, graphic designers, dietitians, and accountants.
Juncos will also participate in several already-established Purdue events, including the Purdue evGrandPrix autonomous kart races which are held yearly and offer awards for efficiency and design in addition to the race win.
“This dynamic partnership is beneficial for all groups involved, especially Purdue students who want to explore careers in motorsports, auto racing and the fast-changing mobility sector,” said Danny White, manager of Purdue Motorsports.
“Purdue has a longstanding history in motorsports, auto and mobility industries – and is eyeing the future. We have had many Purdue alums work with racing teams as engineers, managers and mechanics, along with logistics and hospitality.
“With many students now learning and designing autonomous systems, this partnership continues to build on Purdue’s reputation and strengthens the economic opportunities across Indiana.”
Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, IN, just 60 miles from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and is ranked as one of the most innovative universities in the US.
The three-year deal is indicative of Juncos Hollinger Racing’s commitment to all aspects of racing, with the team planning to run the full IndyCar season for the first time in 2022.