IndyCar Category

By David Morgan, Associate Editor ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Day two in St. Petersburg is off and running, with Colton Herta and Andretti Global topping the charts in practice on Saturday morning with a lap of one minute, 0.133 seconds in his No. 26 Honda. The 2021 winner of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg jumped to the head of the line in the final 10 minutes of practice, eclipsing the Team Penske duo of Josef Newgarden and Will Power. “The car has been good so far,” Herta said. “IRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The 2024 NTT IndyCar Series season is officially underway. Friday’s opening practice session for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg marked the first laps turned in anger this year, with Felix Rosenqvist striking the first blow of the weekend with a lap of one minute, 0.339 seconds. Rosenqvist enters 2024 with a new team, having moved over to Meyer Shank Racing’s No. 60 Honda entry after spending the past three seasons with Arrow McLaren. “Really smooth start for us,” Rosenqvist said.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer All the talk and preparation is over as the 2024 INDYCAR season kicks off at the popular St. Petersburg Street Circuit in Florida. Several headlines will be made throughout the 18 sanctioned events, highlighted by the million-dollar exhibition race at Thermal Club, and the return of both Milwaukee and Nashville Superspeedway. The stories range from veterans moving onto new teams to others looking to reclaim their reputation as racers. As always, you’ll have a new breed of competitors ranging from Indy NXT grads to a formerRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor After a long six-month offseason, the NTT IndyCar Series is back in action for the 2024 campaign, beginning with Sunday’s running of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. As the home of the IndyCar season opener, the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit along the waterfront in St. Petersburg, Florida, including the runway of the Albert Whitted Airport has provided an exciting venue to kick off the season and the 2024 edition should be another action-packed chapter. The on-track activity begins with practice on Friday afternoon atRead More
By INDYCAR SEBRING, Fla. – It appears Marcus Ericsson is settling in nicely at Andretti Global. 2022 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner Ericsson led the second day of NTT INDYCAR SERIES testing Feb. 27 at Sebring International Raceway, turning a top lap of 51.9512 seconds in the No. 28 Delaware Life Honda. Ericsson joins Andretti Global this season after racing the last four seasons for Chip Ganassi Racing. His time on the bumpy, 1.67-mile circuit at Sebring was the quickest overall in two days of testing this week as every NTT INDYCAR SERIES teamRead More
By INDYCAR SEBRING, Fla. – Less than two weeks before the start of the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, Alex Palou is starting right where he stopped in 2023 – on top. Reigning and two-time series champion Palou led the first day of a two-day test Feb. 26 on the short circuit at Sebring International Raceway, turning a top lap of 52.0883 seconds in the No. 10 DHL Honda fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing. Testing was separated into morning and afternoon sessions, with Palou’s best lap coming in the afternoon on the notoriouslyRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor For the past three years, the NTT IndyCar Series has had a footprint in and around downtown Nashville, with the 2024 running of the Music City Grand Prix playing host to the season finale on a new course that would have brought more of the downtown city streets into play – including a stretch of Broadway. However, those plans were turned on their head on Wednesday when race organizers and IndyCar officials announced that the race would not be held downtown, but instead outside the cityRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor With the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 growing closer by the day, Kyle Larson is continuing to gain experience behind the wheel of an open wheel car and added more data to his memory bank with a Monday evening test at Phoenix Raceway. Though the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion has already turned some laps in his Arrow McLaren Chevrolet at Indianapolis Motor Speedway late last year in his Rookie Orientation Program, Monday was the first time he has run the car in 2024. FreshRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Another important step down, more to come in Kyle Larson’s Indianapolis 500 journey. NASCAR Cup Series star Larson completed the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program (ROP) on Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a significant milestone as he attempts to become just the fifth driver to compete in the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the same day. Larson’s “Hendrick 1100” – the moniker given to this “double” initiative – will take place Sunday, May 26, 2024. “It was fun,”Read More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR has announced a 17-race schedule for the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, which will take the world’s most competitive motorsport series into several fan-favorite markets, including a much-anticipated return to the Milwaukee Mile. The schedule is also highlighted by two Saturday night races, a new and unique made-for-TV exhibition in Southern California, a global entertainment destination as the new host city for the season finale, and 12 NBC broadcast network showcases bolstered by the rising popularity of live streaming on Peacock. Milwaukee Mile lands onRead More