Arrow McLaren announced on Monday that they agreed to acquire Andretti Autosport’s Indianapolis race shop and plans to move into the 89,000-square-foot race shop in 2025 to help accommodate the team’s expansion in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES; the new race shop is approximately three times the size of the shop the team is currently occupying.
The team expanded to a three-car full-time operation in 2023 with the arrival of Alexander Rossi from Andretti Autosport, while also running a fourth car in Sunday’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge for Tony Kanaan for what was the Brazilian’s last-ever NTT INDYCAR SERIES race.
The team will run a fourth car in the Greatest Spectacle In Racing in 2024 and 2025, respectively, for NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson.
Arrow McLaren previously announced new construction for the team facility. The opportunity and timeliness, however, to move into a fit-for-purpose location by 2025 was a favorable opportunity for the team and offers the space and capacity to grow for the future. Speaking about the news, McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown commented saying:
“I’m excited for the team to have a new home – one that has plenty of space and is fit for purpose as we compete for wins and championships. Arrow McLaren has had quick growth over the past year, and this facility not only gives the team the space they need today but what we envision our growth to be in North America in the years to come.”
Arrow McLaren Race Director Gavin Ward commented on today’s announcement saying:
“The team is ready for additional workspace, and we’ve done an incredible job growing within our means while being extremely competitive in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. We have a lot to look forward to with this new facility.”
Andretti Autosport plans to move into their new race shop in 2025.