The 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding is the Bow-Tie’s 200th event entered since returning to the SERIES in 2012.

Speaking about the start of the new season, Mark Stielow, Director of Motorsports Competition Programs at General Motors commented saying:

“While 2023 is in the rearview mirror, 2024 is a great opportunity for everyone at Chevrolet to drive towards our ninth engine manufacturer title, potentially our third-in-a-row in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. “We’re carrying positivity, talent, and momentum from our successful season last year with all our teams and drivers, and look forward to racing with new drivers, engineers, and team members as well.”

“St. Petersburg provides an excellent opportunity to kick the new season off successfully and provides a strong challenge with a field that’s ever-evolving competitively,” continued Stielow. “We’re looking forward to getting on track in St. Petersburg soon.”

Chevrolet has maintained their car count in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Team Penske having Scott McLaughlin, Will Power and Josef Newgarden. Juncos Hollinger Racing has Romain Grosjean and Agustin Canapino.

AJ Foyt Racing has two drivers while Ed Carpenter Racing also has two drivers. Looking ahead to the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg, Rinus VeeKay of ECR commented saying:

“St. Pete is right around the corner! I am really excited to get the season going, it’s been a pretty quiet offseason for us with not many days of testing. We are ready to show the progress that we have made as a team and get started on the right foot! Of course, the car looks great in its new color thanks to askROI! Green has been a successful color for me, now to make that translate to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES!”

NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie Christian Rasmussen is excited about his first race in the series saying:

“I am very excited to get back to racing! The anticipation has been extra big this year with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg being my debut in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES! This has been my dream for many years now and I can’t wait to get started with Ed Carpenter Racing and Team Chevy!”



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