This is the first entry into IndyCar for Huski Chocolate, a company headquartered in Stockholm that already does business in Formula One with McLaren and with the English soccer club Millwall.
Being fired is bad enough, but the timing has made it a double punch for the drivers.
Sébastien Bourdais is tied with Will Power for sixth on the all-time IndyCar wins list with 37 victories.
Race fans and News 8 racing analyst Tyce Carlson took on the question about a conflict of interest.
In the town that holds the track, Carol Dykes bought a house 26 years ago "so that I could be close to the track."
The new Arrow McLaren SP team officially named Pato O'Ward and Oliver Askew as its drivers for 2020 on Wednesday and confirmed the Indy Lights champions will replace popular IndyCar veteran James Hinchcliffe.
Hinchcliffe learned Sunday he was being replaced by 2018 Indy Lights Champion Pato O'Ward.
Marcus Ericsson completed his fifth season in Formula One in 2018 with a total of 97 starts.
Pocono's contract expired after last month's race and the Pennsylvania track has been questioned over its compatibility with IndyCar.
Among those collected were Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports teammates James Hinchcliffe and Conor Daly, who was in a rare live tryout for that seat next season.