Marcus Ericsson and Jenson Button will complete Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti’s lineups for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The 2022 Indianapolis 500 winner, who has been recently named to Andretti Global’s NTT IndyCar Series lineup for next year, will join the No. 10 Acura ARX-06 with Ricky Taylor and Felipe Albuquerque, alongside Brendon Hartley who will contest three Michelin Endurance Cup races with the team.
Former Formula 1 champion Button, meanwhile, will team up with Jordan Taylor, Louis Deletraz and Colton Herta in the No. 40 Acura for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener.
The lineup does not include an active Formula 1 driver, which team co-owner Wayne Taylor told Sportscar365 in September was in the works but has apparently failed to materialize.
“I’m very happy with the driver lineups that WTR Andretti will put forth in both the No. 10 and No. 40 Acura ARX-06 GTP cars for Daytona,” said Andretti Global chairman Michael Andretti.
“WTR Andretti has a strong history of running at the top level and we’re pushing hard to put together all the pieces to bring home race wins and have two cars contending for the Championship.
“The addition of Marcus and Jenson to an already proven roster of endurance drivers will make for an exciting and competitive 24 hours.”
Ericsson is set for his second Rolex 24 after contesting the event in a Chip Ganassi Racing-run Cadillac DPi V-Series.R nearly two years ago.
“After getting a taste of the race in 2022, I have been eager to get back on the grid for this legendary race,” he said.
“It feels fantastic to be racing with one of the best and most successful teams in the sport.
“I’m already counting down the days and I’m looking forward to working with the team and my new teammates.
“It is extra special for me to be racing with Acura, HPD and HRC which I know very well from racing my entire IndyCar career with them.”
Button, meanwhile, made his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut in last month’s Motul Petit Le Mans, driving a JDC-Miller Motorsports Porsche 963 and is set for his Rolex 24 debut.
“I am very happy to announce that I’ll be racing with Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the No. 40 Acura ARX-06 with one of my Le Mans teammates and good pal Jordan Taylor, super speedy Louis Deletraz and Colton Herta whose career in IndyCar I’ve watched with great interest,” he said.
“I had my first taste of IMSA last month at Petit Le Mans and loved it. I couldn’t be happier to race at Daytona with such a prestigious team that has achieved so much in endurance racing and especially at Daytona.”