Action Express Racing set to field single car entry for 2020 season

Action Express Racing is likely to field only a single car for the 2020 IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship as it was unable to secure funding for a second entry.

The team has already confirmed the return of Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr to the Whelen Engineering-backed Cadillac DPi-VR, with the team holding off on releasing further details for its second car at the time.

It now appears that the team was not able to come to terms with long time sponsor Mustang Sampling, leaving Filipe Albuquerque and Joao Barbosa without a ride for the 2020 season.

Action Express Racing has run a two car operation ever since joining in 2011. The withdrawal of the Mustang Sampling Cadillac now leaves the DPi field two cars down, as CORE Autosport confirmed that its Nissan DPi programme will end after this weekend's Petit Le Mans season finale.

"Beginning in 2020, it is likely that Action Express will become a single car team," said team owner Bob Johnson. "We have worked for many months to find ways to remain a two-car team.

"To be fair to all involved, we must report that the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac will probably be the single entry as managed by Action Express Racing in 2020.

"We want to thank all of our fans and every one of our great drivers, partners and crew members that have supported our two-car team along the way."