Cusick Motorsports is an American auto racing team that currently competes in the IndyCar Series and IMSA and IMSA SportsCar Championship. In IndyCar, they currently field Stefan Wilson in the #25 Dallara UAK18-Chevrolet Indy V6, in conjunction with DragonSpeed and A. J. Foyt Enterprises. In IMSA, they field the #99 Porsche 911 GT3 R for Rob Ferriol, Katherine Legge, Wilson and Nick Boulle, in conjunction with Team Hardpoint.
|Race drivers||Stefan Wilson|
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|Debut||2021 Indianapolis 500|
|Latest race||2022 Indianapolis 500|
|Indy 500 victories||0|
|Current series||IMSA SportsCar Championship|
|Current drivers||Nick Boulle|
The team would first begin to compete in 2021, with Wilson driving the #25 Lohla Sport Dallara-Honda HI12TT/R at the Indianapolis 500. The entry would be fielded in conjunction with Andretti Autosport.
Wilson would successfully qualify for the race at a four-lap average speed of 229.714 miles per hour, which would put him in the 29th place starting position. On lap 34, Wilson would crash out in the pit lane, causing him to retire, with 32 laps complete, in 33rd (last) place. Wilson stated that the crash was due to the brakes locking as he slowed his car to meet the pit lane speed limit.
Cusick returned in 2022 with Wilson driving at Indianapolis in the #25 Gnarly Jerky/Lohala Sport/Sierra Pacific Windows Dallara-Chevrolet. The entry was done in conjunction with DragonSpeed (who provided the pit crew members) and Foyt (who provided the equipment).
For qualifying, Wilson did not make an attempt, due to his engine having an issue stemming from the second gear being where the third was supposed to be, meaning that when Wilson shifted to what was supposed the third gear, the engine spun beyond its threshold. In the race, Wilson started 33rd (last) and would ultimately finish (two laps down) in 26th place.
IMSA SportsCar ChampionshipEdit
In 2022, Cusick expanded their operations to IMSA. In a partnership with Hardpoint, the team would field the #99 Grid Rival Porsche in the Grand Touring Daytona (GTD) class. Cusick's involvement would only be for the endurance races, where Wilson would race.
At the 24 Hours of Daytona, Wilson joined Ferriol, Legge and Boulle. The car would start in 53rd and complete 672 of 761 laps, causing them to finish in 38th place overall and 10th (out of 24 cars) class.
Then, at the 12 Hours of Sebring, Legge, Wilson and Ferriol drove the car. They qualified in 52nd place (out of 53 cars) and would improve their finish, from Daytona, to eighth in class and 33rd overall.
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