Matos to Luczo Dragon

Raphael Matos has been announced as the 2009 Luczo Dragon driver, replacing Tomas Scheckter.  Running only one race in 07′ and a few in 08′ the team will go full time in 09′ competing at all the races.

“This is an exciting day for our race team because not only are we taking that step to full-time status, we are adding a young driver who has proven to be a champion at every level he has raced. Any time you can win four championships in six years like Rafa has done you have some special qualities. He is ready for the IndyCar Series, and we are so thrilled to have him.” -Luczo Dragon Racing co-owner Jay Penske

“I am pleased we are in a position to have Rafa join our team. We are most excited about building a winning program with Rafa and helping others through our charity program. Together Rafa, Jay and I will be selecting a charitable organization in Brazil that furthers our goals to help others through our racing efforts and success.” -Luczo Dragon Racing co-owner Steve Luczo

“I couldn’t be more excited about everything, it’s an unbelievable opportunity. We have a very good team. All the pieces are in place. We just need to build a solid base through preseason testing, put everything together and go for it. I can’t wait to get started.” -Luczo Dragon Racing Driver Raphael Matos

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