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Alberico Back with Carlin

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The line-up for Carlin is complete as Neil Alberico has been named the fourth driver for the team’s 2017 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship squad.

Racing director Trevor Carlin said, “We are delighted to welcome Neil back to the team for his second season racing in Indy Lights. He was a great addition to the team last year and really works hard with the team and fits in with our ethos. We know him well so this season the aim is to build successfully on everything that we’ve worked on together and be up there fighting for those great results. We look forward to the first race next month.”

The upcoming season will mark the American’s second year in Indy Lights after moving up to the top-tier of the Mazda Road to Indy last season, following a victory in the Pro Mazda Vice Champion in 2015. In his rookie campaign last year, the California native finished 10th in points following six top-10s in 18 races, highlighted by a fifth at Watkins Glen.

Rising Star Racing backed Alberico said of his 2017 plans, “I’m excited to be back with Carlin for my second year in Indy Lights. The entire team has invested a lot of time and energy into my career, and I couldn’t be happier to continue our relationship together in 2017. Of course a big thanks goes to Art Wilmes and Rising Star Racing for sticking with me for all these years. Without RSR’s continued support I would never have the opportunity to compete at the level I am today. Now we aim to go and fight for some wins.”

Alberico joins Garth Rickards, Matheus Leist and Zach Claman DeMelo in Carlin’s four car line up.

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Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.