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Le Mans Winner Nolan Siegel Gets Long-Term IndyCar Deal with Arrow McLaren

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Nolan Siegel Gets IndyCar Deal with Arrow McLarenPenske Entertainment/James Black

It's another NTT IndyCar Series race week and it's another driver switch for the Arrow McLaren race team.

On Tuesday, the team announced that it has signed Nolan Siegel to a multi-year deal that will include this week's Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca and "for the 10 remaining races this season and 2025 and beyond."

The 19-year-old Siegel is fresh from a successful run at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where he co-drove—along with American Bijoy Garg and Oliver Jarvis—the United Autosports prototype entry to the LMP2 win.

Siegel replaces Theo Pourchaire, who made five starts for Arrow McLaren. Pourchaire finished 13th in the most recent race at Road America. Pourchaire's best finish was 10th at Detroit.

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Pourchaire replaced Callum Ilot in the No. 6 after the season-opener at St. Petersburg. Ilot was an emergency replacement in the seat for the opener after newly signed David Malukas suffered a left hand/wrist injury in a mountain bike accident before Opening Day.

Malukas was later released by the team after missing the first four events of the season with his injury.

The team hopes to now have Siegel, last year's runner-up for Rookie of the Year in the Indy NXT Series, in the No. 6 car for the foreseeable future.

"Stability and sustained growth are key to our long-term game plan here, and this is a significant step in that mission," said Gavin Ward, team principal at Arrow McLaren. "First, I want to thank Théo for his time filling in on the No. 6 car with us in recent weeks. We’ve been working through musical chairs all season, and ultimately, making this change to Nolan now that he’s available gives us the chance to build a foundation for the future.

"(Nolan) is a young, talented driver with an immense amount of experience at this stage of his career and we’re excited to continue on the upward journey together.”

Siegel's start at Laguna Seca will be his third IndyCar start this season. He raced and finished 20th at Long Beach for Dale Coyne Racing. Two weekends ago, he finished 23rd at Road America for Juncos Hollinger.

“I’m looking forward to jumping right in with the Arrow McLaren team this week and confirming my place in the NTT IndyCar Series in papaya moving forward," said Siegel, who hails from Palo Alto, California. "This is an unexpected jump, but I’m thrilled to be in this position after a rewarding run in the Indy NXT by Firestone series with HMD Motorsports. I am looking forward to this new journey and learning alongside the entire team starting this weekend in my home state.”