Aug. 31, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- After one of the most successful debut events in series' history in 2011, the IZOD IndyCar Series returns to the "Charm City" this weekend for the Grand Prix of
on the streets surrounding
's Inner Harbor, Convention Center and Camden Yards.
Quaker Chemical Corporation
, an official sponsor and technical partner of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing will again support the No. 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone entry. The No.67 car will be driven by veteran
, who will replace the team's regular driver,
. Newgarden suffered a broken finger last weekend at the IZOD IndyCar Series race in
during a crash.
"The IZOD Indy Car Series constantly pushes drivers to the limit; we wish Josef a speedy and full recovery from the injuries he sustained," said
, Quaker VP and Managing Director North America.
Newgarden had surgery Tuesday to repair his broken left index finger. Team officials anticipate Newgarden to return to the cockpit for the IZOD IndyCar Series 2012 season finale at Auto Club Speedway on
"I'm really disappointed to not be in the car this weekend but I know Bruno will do a great job for SFHR," Newgarden said. "I'll be in
helping Bruno and the team in any way I can and focusing on healing for
Junqueira will pull double duty at the Grand Prix of
by driving in the IZOD IndyCar Series for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing on Sunday afternoon after the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by
for Rocketsports Racing on Saturday afternoon.
, Quaker VP and Managing Director North America, notes that "We are happy to support the Sarah Fisher Hartman team with our technology to meet the challenges in the upcoming races."
35-year-old Junqueira, from
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
has eight CART victories and finished second in the CART championship three times. Junqueira qualified for the
500 eight times and started from the pole position in 2002.
"I am very happy to be back in IndyCar with SFHR for the
race weekend," Junqueira said. "Sarah's team is very organized and has been fast all season. They have done a great job with Josef and I hope to give them a good race weekend in
while Josef is healing."
Noting Junqueira's IndyCar experience, Fisher said the team is confident it found the right substitute for this weekend.