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Posted On September 27, 2022By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Announces 17-Race 2023 Schedule

By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR has announced a 17-race schedule for the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES as the sport’s brash and bold athletes will be showcased with traditional weekend dates, 13 races on NBC and an exciting, late-summer swing leading to another climactic ending to the 2023 championship. The 2023 season opens Sunday, March 5 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. Thrilling, wheel-to-wheel racing then will take place all spring and summer, including the 107th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 28, before the season ends with aRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Fresh off his first NTT IndyCar Series podium finish last weekend, Christian Lundgaard rolled right into Nashville and was fast once again, topping the board in Friday’s first practice session for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Even without racing at this track last season, Lundgaard seemed unfazed by the treacherous Nashville layout, as he jumped to the top of the timing sheet late in the 75-minute session with a lap of one minute, 15.966 seconds, where he would remain until the clockRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – With four races left in the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season, it’s all about going on offense for Marcus Ericsson, starting with Sunday’s running of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Ericsson ascended to the points lead following his victory in the Indianapolis 500 earlier this year and held onto the top spot for six of the next seven weeks, until last weekend’s return to the Racing Capital of the World. On the IMS road course, he made the most of a badRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series heads back to the vibrant streets of Nashville for the second annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Entering this weekend, weather is a huge concern with threatening skies all weekend. Already, the tension is there at a circuit that’ll be different from last year. Among those changes being the restart zone not being a start/finish, but driving on the Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge. The same spot where the green flag waved for the start of the 80-lap contest. The circuit willRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson may only be running the road/street courses in his first season in the NTT IndyCar Series, but as the future for the driver of the No. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing comes into focus, that future could include the addition of oval races to his schedule and a possible attempt at the Indianapolis 500. Addressing the topic ahead of last Sunday’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Johnson noted that he and his team are taking a methodicalRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The Inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville was the site of the 11th race of this season’s NTT IndyCar Series calendar. On a weekend plagued with cautions, Marcus Ericsson overcame a Lap 4 crash to win his second career IndyCar victory in as many races. Without further ado, here’s my photo gallery from Sunday’s 80-lap event.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – The agony of defeat. With Marcus Ericsson in his sights, Colton Herta was on a mission to chase him down and retake the lead before the laps and the sunlight ran out in the inaugural running of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville. But in a cruel twist of fate, the same turn that had bit so many others throughout the weekend would also be the site of Herta’s undoing with five laps to go, crushing the dreams of victory forRead More
By INDYCAR NASHVILLE – Five laps into the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, Marcus Ericsson’s car launched airborne and limped to the pits with a broken front wing. Seventy-five laps later, he drove the No. 8 Bryant Honda into victory lane Sunday as the winner of the inaugural NTT INDYCAR SERIES race on the streets of Nashville, Tennessee, in one of the most improbable results in recent memory. Ericsson beat Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon to the finish by 1.5596 seconds in a two-lap showdown after a red flagRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASHVILLE – It might’ve been a caution and red fest for the Inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, but James Hinchcliffe didn’t mind them. That’s because he was back on the step of the podium for the first time since Iowa in 2019, finishing third Sunday. Thanks to the first red flag on Lap 19 where he was caught up in the traffic jam in Turn 10, Hinchcliffe wasn’t out of the mix. “As much as we hate that happening, I thought they were goingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASHVILLE – The quest for an NTT IndyCar Series championship is further paramount for ARROW McLaren SP as McLaren Racing acquired 75 percent majority stake that’ll be finalized at the end of the season. Right after confirming their announcement Sunday morning, Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson affirmed they’ll still be around the IndyCar program with zero intentions of ever putting their efforts up for sale. “We thought the only way we can make it better is to align with a Formula One team. We’re the onlyRead More