Race Engineer, No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet
As he enters his ninth season as race engineer for Will Power and the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet, David Faustino has become one of the most successful race engineers in the Verizon IndyCar Series since joining Team Penske in 2010. After 28 victories, 42 Verizon P1 Pole Awards and a series championship over the last seven seasons, Faustino has seemingly accomplished everything this side of an Indianapolis 500 win - something he and Power are aiming for in 2018.
Faustino and Power have developed a strong relationship over the years. The duo earned the Mario Andretti Road Course Championship in three consecutive seasons from 2011-2013 with Team Penske. They previously worked together from 2007-2008, first with Walker Racing in 2007 where they captured the Grand Prix of Las Vegas for Power's first career series win, before both moving to KV Racing Technology (KVRT) in 2008. While at KVRT the tandem won the prestigious Grand Prix of Long Beach in 2008.
Over the past 13 years, Faustino has steadily built an impressive career in motorsports. Early in his career he worked almost exclusively with rookie drivers - including Power - before settling in with the quick Australian at Team Penske.
The 2007 season was the beginning of Faustino's association with Power. Competing for Team Australia/Walker Racing, the combination produced five poles and two wins while Power finished fourth in the Champ Car World Series championship standings.
Faustino served as an engineer at Conquest Racing during the 2005 and 2006 seasons as he helped produce the first ever Champ Car podium finish for the team and then-rookie driver Andrew Ranger.
Faustino began his professional racing career as one of the original employees of the start-up racing team, Sierra Sierra Enterprises. He spent four years with Sierra Sierra working first with the team's Formula Mazda operation and then in its winning Atlantic Series program.
During his college years at Rutgers University, Faustino was involved with the school's Formula SAE team as he designed and built race cars for collegiate competition. Faustino graduated with honors from Rutgers University with a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Faustino, his wife Alison and their daughters Nora and Grace currently live in Mooresville, NC.