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Nov 11 , 2023
Jan 4, 2023 - The following drivers tested at Sebring Int'l Raceway in an IndyCar:
test with Ganassi
test with Ganassi
test with Penske
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|2023 IndyCar Silly Season
Jan 12, 2023 - Nascar star Kyle Larson announced he will be racing
in the 2024 Indy 500 in a Dallara-Chevrolet fielded by Arrow McLaren
Racing and co-owned by Rick Hendrick. Afterward, he'll fly to
Charlotte to compete in the Coca-Cola 600.
AJ Foyt Racing
Arrow McLaren SP
Dale Coyne Racing
Christian Rasmussen (R)
Ed Carpenter Racing
All road and street courses
2022 multi-year contract
5/2022 multi-year extension
2024 multi-yr contract
Linus Lundqvist (R)
Kyffin Simpson (R)
Will race ovals/multi-yr contrct
Chip Ganassi Racing
Tom Blomqvist (R)
Meyer Shank Racing
9/6/22 - multi-year deal
Contracted thru 2025
08/2022 - long-term
Pietro Fittipaldi (R)
Rahal Letterman Lanigan
Contracted thru 2027
Contracted thru 2026
multi-yr beginning 2024
Juncos Hollinger Racing
Contract for 2024
Jan 23 - Michael Andretti says sportscar aces Ricky and Jordan Taylor are on his radar for an
IndyCar seat. “Hopefully we’re going to get him (Ricky) in the car soon and see how he does."
Feb 14 - The following drivers tested at Sebring's Short outer loop in an IndyCar:
test with Penske
test with Ganassi
Mar 13 - F2 driver Jüri Vips, who tested with RLL last October, is filling in for the injured Jack
Harvey in the No. 30 RLL Honda at a private test at the Barber Motorsports Park today.
Mar 21 - 2022 Indy Lights champion Linus Lundqvist will test for RLL at the Texas Motor
Speedway on April 3rd - the day after the IndyCar race.
May 10 - RLL will test Toby Sowery at Sebring June 8
June 8 - Ed Carpenter Racing has hired Ryan Hunter-Reay to drive
the No. 20 Chevrolet and hopes the experienced driver can help the
team figure out what is wrong with the car. Hunter-reay joined CART
in 2003. In 2012, he joined Andretti Autosport and won the IndyCar
Championship. He stayed with the team ten years. He won Indy in 2014.
June 6 - Ed Carpenter Racing has fired Conor Daly. He joined the
team in 2020. Prior, he drove full seasons in IndyCar with Dale Coyne
Racing (2016) and A.J. Foyt Racing (2017). He also drove some races
for Carlin, Andretti, Harding, and Schmidt Peterson.
July 4 - With sponsorship help from his father's HMD race team, David
Malukas is in his 2nd year in IndyCar and driving for Dale Coyne
Racing. He reports that the loss of some key team members has him
looking to race elsewhere next year.
July 7 - Andretti Autosport says they plan to have four cars next year
with no pay drivers, meaning they will choose each driver regardless of
any money a driver can bring to the team. This is likely to affect Devlin
DeFrancesco who's sponsors help put him in the No. 29 car the past
July 11 - Meyer Shank Racing is bringing in their IMSA champion Tom Blomqvist to fill in for
injured Simon Pagenaud at the Toronto race. This will be Blomqvist's first IndyCar race.
July 31 - Linus Lundqvist will fill in for injured Simon Pagenaud at the Nashville street race for
Meyer Shank Racing. This will be Lundqvist's first IndyCar race.
Update - Lundqvist continued driving for MSR through to St. Louis.
Aug 11 - Tom Blomqvist will replace Helio Castroneves in 2024 as a
full-time driver for the Meyer Shank Racing IndyCar team. The English-
man has been driving for MSR this year in their IMSA WeatherTech
Sports Car GTP team. He raced Formula E in 2021.
Aug 12 - After a year of intrigue over Alex Palou moving to Arrow
McLaren in 2024, Palou announced he will be staying with Chip
Ganassi Racing next year. Considering he is on his way to another
championship with the CGR team this year, McLaren seemed surprised
and upset, as did Palou's management team, whom he broke ties with.
Aug 15 - RLL has fired Jack Harvey, who moved there from MSR in
Aug 16 - Racer Magazine reported that Ganassi is replacing 2022 Indy
500 Winner Marcus Ericsson with rookie Linus Lundqvist in 2024.
Lundqvist won the Indy Lights championship last year and may have a
half million in scholarship money to bring. He raced in the last two Indy
Car races for MSR, subbing for injured Simon Pagenaud.
-- Contract verified Aug 31.
Aug 23 - Andretti Autosport scooped up Marcus Ericsson to drive
for them in 2024, in a multi-year deal.
Sting Ray Robb - can bring cash
Devlin DeFrancesco - can bring cash
Aug 28 - Jüri Vips,making his IndyCar debut, will race the final two rounds of the 2023 season
for RLL in the No. 30. Vips is a 23-year-old Estonian with experience in Formula 2.
Sep 5 - Meyer Shank Racing has hired Felix Rosenqvist to drive their
No. 60 car in 2024. Rosenqvist drove for McLaren (2021-23) and for
Ganassi (2019-2020). McLaren has yet to announce who will replace
Rosenqvist in their No. 6 car.
Sep 8 - Rookie Marcus Armstrong has signed a multi-year contract to
continue driving for Chip Ganassi Racing. In addition, he will race on
oval tracks too next year. The Kiwi raced in F2 last year where he won
3 races. His best finish this year in IndyCar was 7th.
Sep 5 - With the hiring of Rosenqvist, it appears Simon Pagenaud has
been replaced at Meyer Shank Racing. Pagenaud has not competed
since his violent crash at Mid-Ohio in July.
Aug 11 - Helio Castroneves has been replaced at Meyer Shank
Racing's IndyCar team for 2024. He will return to race for them in the
2024 Indy 500 to continue his chase of being the only 5-time winner.
He has become a co-owner of the team and will also serve as a
Sep 8 - David Malukas has signed a multi-year contract to begin
racing for Arrows McLaren next year. This will leave a vacancy at
Dale Coyne Racing.
Sep 8 - Takuma Sato has driven the oval tracks in the No. 11 for Chip
Ganassi Racing in 2023. Now that Marcus Armstrong has decided
to compete on ovals this year, the 2-time Indy 500 Winner is out of a
Sept 20 - Christian Rasmussen (2023 Indy NXT Champ) and Oliver Askew (2022 Formula E)
recently shared a day on Chevrolet’s Nascar simulator in North Carolina ahead of an upcoming
test at Barber Motorsports Park where Ed Carpenter Racing is expected to evaluate the results
and choose Askew or Rasmussen as the full-time driver for the No. 20 entry.
Sept 20 - Andretti Autosport gave Louis Foster his first IndyCar test yesterday at Road America,
where he completed 74 laps. Foster drove for Andretti's Indy NXT team this year, finishing 4th in
the championship. Last year, he won the Indy Pro 2000 Championship driving for Exclusive Autosport.
Sept 25 - Christian Rasmussen and Oliver Askew tested separate IndyCars for Ed Carpenter
Racing at Barber Motorsports Park today. One of them will likely be hired as driver.
Oct 4 - Romain Grosjean is out at Andretti Autosport and is
suing them. Also, his race engineer, Olivier Boisson, who followed
him to AA is staying to work with new hire, Marcus Ericsson.
Long-time Andretti sponsor DHL (on Grosjean's car), is departing
the team after this season as well. Will Andretti field a 4th car?
Oct 18 - Juncos Hollinger Racing announced they've extended the
contract for Agustin Canapino another year.
Oct 24 - Pietro Fittipaldi will make his NTT IndyCar Series return
with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, stepping into the No. 30
Honda piloted for most of 2022-2023 by Jack Harvey.
Oct 26 - Ed Carpenter Racing has hired 2023 Indy NXT champion
Christian Rasmussen. He will race the No. 20 Chevrolet at all street
and road courses in 2024 while Ed takes over the wheel on the ovals.
Oct 26 - Juncos Hollinger Racing announced that it has parted
company with its 2022 and ’23 IndyCar driver Callum Ilott. The Brit
finished 16th in points this year with best finishes of 5th at the first and
last race of 2023.
10-27 - Enzo Fittipaldi will participate in a 2-day IndyCar test at Sebring for Dale Coyne Racing.
(Enzo is the younger brother of Pietro Fittipaldi, who was just hired by RLL.)
The Coyne team may also test Indy NXT driver Jacob Abel at the event next month.
Oliver Askew (Formula E)
Tatiana Calderon (LMP2 - ELMS, F2)
Theo Pourchaire (F2)
Enzo Fittipaldi (F2)
Juri Vips (F2) - under contract with RLL
Nov 2 - Juncos Hollinger Racing has hired Romain Grosjean to drive
the No. 77 in 2024. He drove for Andretti Global in the series the past
two years. Grosjean moved to IndyCar from F1 in 2021 and has had five
2nd-place finishes spread over those three years.
Sep 18 - Chip Ganassi Racing has hired rookie Kyffin Simpson to
drive full-time in IndyCar for the team in 2024. He has raced in Indy
NXT the past two seasons and has sports car experience.
Sep 26 - Kyle Kirkwood has signed a multi-year contract extension
to remain with Andretti Autosport in the No. 27 AutoNation Honda.
Oct 11 - It has been reported that Andretti Global have said the team
will not be making any further announcements regarding 2024 IndyCar
drivers and that their line-up is complete. Reducing the team from 4 cars
to 3 frees up a Honda engine lease. This extra engine now means another
Honda team (RLL, Coyne, MSR) could expand if Honda approved.