Detroit, MI (June 5th, 2022) – Santino Ferrucci filled in for an injured Callum Ilott this weekend in the No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet at Belle Isle, Michigan, finishing 21st in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. Ilott was not cleared by the INDYCAR Medical Teams this past week after an injury he sustained to his hand during the Indy 500 last weekend.

After a tough end to the month of May, JHR was looking to bounce back just a few short days later on the 2.35 mile, 13-turn temporary street course at Detroit’s Belle Isle.

The weekend kicked off Friday afternoon with one practice session where Ferrucci finished 23rd overall. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES returned to the track Saturday morning with one final practice session before qualifying. Ferrucci improved during the second practice session to finish 16th.

JHR and Ferrucci were confident going into qualifying just a few hours later, looking to put the No. 77 JHR Chevrolet in the Top-12. Ferrucci would narrowly miss making it out of the first round of qualifying, settling for the 17th starting position.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES concluded the weekend Sunday afternoon with 70-laps. JHR looked to go off a different pit strategy, bringing the No. 77 Chevrolet into the pits early in the race to switch from the red compound Firestone tires to blacks. The team looked to make up positions, but with a caution free race, the team would battle from the back the rest of the race. Ferrucci finished off the day 21st.

“It was a very interesting day for us Juncos Hollinger Racing,” said Ferrucci. “The No. 77 JHR car was really fast, but I just couldn’t hold onto the steering wheel because I was blistered up. I am very happy for the opportunity and hopefully I get to run for this team sometime in the future.”

“Even though we didn’t get the result we hoped for at Detroit, we had a fast car,” said JHR Co-owner and Team Principal Ricardo Juncos. “After learning Callum would not be cleared to drive this weekend, the team did an amazing job getting Santino settled in the car with such a short notice. I want to thank Santino for stepping up to help us out this weekend filling in for Callum. We will move forward from here and look forward to having Callum back in the car next weekend at Road America.”