Simona de Silvestro signs with KV Racing for 2013

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KV Racing Technology has signed Simona de Silvestro for the 2013 IndyCar season.

The Swiss driver will join Tony Kanaan for a two-car KV Racing effort next season. It will be the first time de Silvestro has had a teammate in IndyCar.

She will drive the No. 78 and will be sponsored by the Nuclear Clean Air Energy campaign.

She spent the last three seasons driving for HVM Racing, and last year with an underpowered Lotus engine. It made for a frustrating season in which de Silvestro completed just 45 percent of her laps.

Now she'll get a Chevrolet engine at KV, and a veteran teammate in Kanaan. The team also announced Imran Safiulla had joined as a team principal. Safiulla has supported de Silvestro's racing since 2006.

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