Pappas joins IndyCar as Vice President of Competition, Race Engineering

Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter

Veteran race engineer Bill Pappas has joined IndyCar as the vice president of competition and race engineering.

He will replace Will Phillips in March, who had served in that position for a number of years. Pappas will oversee all engineering and technical operations and will maintain relationships with chassis and engine suppliers.

“His deep engineering expertise and long history of accomplishments in Indy car racing have earned him the respect of team owners and drivers alike,” said Jay Frye, IndyCar president of competition and operations. We look forward to the immediate impact and advancements Bill will bring in strengthening our safety initiatives while also enhancing our racing.”

Pappas most recently served as the technical director of KVSH Racing as well as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and with the late Justin Wilson at Dale Coyne Racing.

“Being able to join the INDYCAR team is a great opportunity,” said Pappas. “I hope my racing experience and perspective can be utilized to enhance an already great level of competition.”

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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