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About MP Racing 

OUR STORY: MP RACING'S HISTORY

MP Racing, LLC was originally founded in January of 2003 in Indianapolis, Indiana by former open wheel race car driver Mark Plourde and his father RJ. With the help of the Plourde racing family and their deep racing history that spans over two decades. The MP Racing team was born and slowly was built into a top championship contender. The team made its first on-track appearance and official debut at the Champ Car World Series Spring Training held in Sebring, Florida on February 4, 2003 as a one car effort with Mark Plourde himself behind the wheel of the #20 Visteon sponsored MP Racing Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone machine. MP Racing was under the direction of Mark's father RJ until 2006 when Mark took leadership of the team.
 
MP Racing's inaugural season (2003) saw the team go through some growing pains as they employed four different team managers and alot of different team personnel that year in search of the right combination. However, by the end of that first season the final results were solid. The team started all 18 races earning twelve top-10 finishes including six top-five showings and three podium finishes. Mark Plourde finished 6th in the championship point standings that season. The team has participated in the Champ Car World Series every season since 2003. In 2017 MP Racing will partner with long time race team Dale Coyne Racing to field a car for four time champion Sebastien Bourdais in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Since 2014 MP Racing has been a regular participant each year at the Indianapolis 500 running up to three entries per year. 
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(Above Photo) Mark Plourde's father RJ Plourde working on one of the MP Racing team's Champ Car DP01 cars (2013)

TEAM OWNERSHIP

R.J. Plourde - Team founder

Mark Plourde - Team Owner

 

 
TEAM MANAGEMENT

Douglas Murray - General Manager
Russell Cameron- Team Manager
Mike Hull - Technical Director

Michael Cannon - Assistant Tech Director

Jeremy Dale - Race Shop Manager

 

ADMINISTRATIVE & SHOP BASED PERSONNEL

Kurt Stover - Finance Director

Eddie Scifers - Team Coordinator

Steven Collins - CNC Machinist

Kyle Sanders - Paint and Graphics Manager

Dave Price - Parts Manager

Brendan Ellis - Commercial Director

Simon Fitzpatrick - Public Relations Manager

Sandra Martinez - Public Relations Associate
Linda Hewitt - Public Relations Associate

Kathy Plourde - Human Resources

Sandy Plourde - Human Resources
Mary Lavine - Human Resources 

Chad Wilson - C.G.I Web site design

Russ McKinnie - Race Shop Operations

Matthew Embry - Race Shop Operations

Roger Plourde - Race Shop Operations

William Shore - Legal

Anthony F. Thompson – Legal

OUR TEAM PARTNERS / AFFILIATIONS

Chip Ganassi Racing - IndyCar

Andretti Autosport - IndyCar

MSR - IndyCar

JR Motorsports - Nascar Xfinity Series

ThorSport Racing / KBM - Nascar Camping World Truck Series

Lexus Racing / Vasser Sullivan - IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship

 

2022 SEASON DRIVERS

#9    Scott Dixon (Full season)

#10  Alex Palou (Full season)

#28  Romain Grosjean (Full Season)

#60  Simon Pagenaud (Full Season)

#06  Helio Castroneves (Full Season)

#29  Devlin DeFrancesco (Indy 500 only)

Nascar Xfinity Series - #7 Justin Allgaier

Nascar Xfinity Series - #9 Noah Gragson

Nascar Camping World Truck Series - #13 Johnny Sauter (Part time)

Nascar Camping World Truck Series - #88 Matt Crafton

Nascar Camping World Truck Series - #51 Kyle Busch (Part time)

Nascar Camping World Truck Series - #66 Ty Majeski 

Lexus RC F GT3 #12 - IMSA

Lexus RC F GT3 #14 - IMSA

 

MP RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS

NEXT RACE:
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//ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
//APRIL 8TH - 10TH, 2022
 
CALL 811 BEFORE YOU DIG 250
Martinsville Speedway 4/8/22
BLUE-EMU MAXIMUM RELIEF 200
Martinsville Speedway 4/7/22 
2022 IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP 
IMSA ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH | APRIL 8TH - 9TH, 2022
LONG BEACH STREET COURSE
Track: Long Beach, CA
Race Duration: 2 Hours, 40 Minutes
Circuit Length: 3.24 Miles

 

 

PREVIOUS RACE

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2022 NTT INDYCAR ENTRIES 

HELIO CASTRONEVES   

SCOTT DIXON   

ALEX PALOU   

ROMAIN GROSJEAN

SIMON PAGENAUD

2022 RACE RESULTS

//FIRESTONE GP OF ST. PETE

01Scott McLaughlin
02. Alex Palou
03. Will Power
04. Colton Herta
05. Romain Grosjean
POINT STANDINGS   
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//2022 DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
01. Scott McLaughlin
02. Alex Palou
03Will Power
04. Colton Herta
05. Romain Grosjean

OUR FEATURED SPONSORS
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MP RACING'S PARTNERS & AFFILIATIONS 
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JOHNNY SAUTER 
TY MAJESKI  

MATT CRAFTON 

KYLE BUSCH

JUSTIN ALLGAIER

NOAH GRAGSON

 

#12 LEXUS RC F GT3

#14 LEXUS RC F GT3


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