Leeds, Alabama (April 23, 2018) – Austrian Rene Binder saw the checkered flag for the first time in the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. The 26-year-old is contesting in six races this season for Juncos Racing.

Rene Binder driving the No. 32 Binderholz/Chevrolet/Juncos Racing car finished off the weekend in 16th, after the race had been postponed one day due to rain on Sunday.

Binder said, “This race started out as a wet race and was certainly the hardest I have ever driven in. You were absolutely flying blind over the initial laps and really got to see how good the IndyCar drivers are. Everyone drove hard but fair, which is something that’s probably been drilled into them from oval racing. Conditions on Sunday were so borderline that racing stopped twice and the second stint was postponed until Monday. The fact that our pace in the race was not as good as it was in practice was a minor flaw that we need to analyze more in detail.”

Team Principle Ricardo Juncos said, “We had a long, but productive weekend here at Barber. We learned a lot and Rene was able to get more experience behind the wheel. We have a few things to work on, but I am confident we will continue to improve as the season goes on. Bringing home P16 after the unfavorable weather conditions is not a bad way to end the weekend. Thank you to everyone who stuck out the weather and showed their support this weekend.”