Force Indy to launch as part of IndyCar’s diversity efforts

Team Penske will mentor a new entry in the IndyCar ladder series that will be owned by a Black businessman as part of a new ''Race for Equality & Change'' initiative. Force Indy will compete in the USF2000 Series, which is part of the ''Road to Indy'' system that leads to IndyCar scholarship opportunities. The team is owned by Rod Reid, who runs the NXG Youth Motorsports program that has introduced karting at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to more than 2,300 underprivileged racers.

Kanaan to pair with Johnson to drive oval races for Ganassi

Tony Kanaan will have another chance for a proper IndyCar farewell tour with a two-year deal to partner with Jimmie Johnson at Chip Ganassi Racing. Kanaan will compete in the four oval events on IndyCar's 2021 schedule that Johnson does not plan to run. The seven-time NASCAR champion signed on for the road and street course events, and Ganassi announced Monday that Kanaan will complete the season in the No. 48 Honda.