Team E signs Mitchell for Freedom 100

Rusty Mitchell will return to Team E for the Firestone Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Texan will make his second career series start with Team E seeking to build on a solid debut outing on the streets of Long Beach, where he finished 11th.

“I’m very excited and thankful for the opportunity to be able to run at Indy,” said Mitchell. “It has always been a huge goal and dream of mine since I started racing karts as a kid. I know Team E has been very quick on ovals in the past, and I have no doubt we will continue that tradition. Once again I can’t thank Motorola and Petro Communications enough they have been partners and sponsors of mine for a long time, and without them I wouldn’t be able to have this great opportunity. I also want to thank Team E for their tireless effort and support of me throughout this season.”

Mitchell, who has raced ovals in Star Mazda and never finished outside of the top-10 in his four career oval, tested with the team at Chicagoland Speedway and will turn his first laps around the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 13. Team E owner Neil Enerson hopes his team’s success on ovals will help Mitchell have a success Firestone Indy Lights oval debut.

“Team E is looking forward to Rusty Mitchell running his first Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Enerson. “There is nothing like Indy. The experience Rusty is gaining this year is invaluable. He has taken on a lot in his second rookie race, but he continues to shown his maturity and we are confident he will have a good result.”

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