The NTT INDYCAR SERIES is set to expand to a 29-car full-time field of cars for the 2025 season following the news on Tuesday that Italian team Prema Racing will field two cars full-time in the series in 2025. The team will have a purpose-built facility in Indiana and will be powered by Chevrolet.

The news shows the strength and health of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, and the arrival of one of Europe’s most significant racing teams to North America is a fantastic endorsement for the series.

For some races in the 2025 season, we could have as many as 30 cars on the grid for oval races such as Iowa, Milwaukee, and St. Louis, as team owner Ed Carpenter is likely to continue running an oval-only program.

In 2025, this is what we could see.

Andretti Global – 3

AJ Foyt Racing – 2

Arrow McLaren – 3

Chip Ganassi Racing – 5

Dale Coyne Racing – 2

Ed Carpenter Racing – 2

Juncos Hollinger Racing – 2

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing – 3

Prema Racing – 2

Meyer Shank Racing – 2

Team Penske – 3

The news of Prema Racing’s entry in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES as a two-car full-time team could reopen the debate about having guaranteed Indianapolis 500 spots for full-time teams.

Dale Coyne Racing announced on Tuesday that it will run a third car at the Indianapolis 500 next month for Katherine Legge, while Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing is running a fourth car for Takuma Sato.

Dreyer and Reinbold Racing, in partnership with Cusick Motorsports, are running two cars for Ryan Hunter Reay and Conor Daly. Abel Motorsports hopes to run RC Enerson, while Arrow McLaren has an extra car for NASCAR star Kyle Larson. Andretti Global has an extra car for Marco Andretti, while Meyer Shank Racing has an additional car for Helio Castroneves.

If the Indianapolis 500 is like this in 2025, at least 38 cars could be vying for 33 spots on the grid for the Greatest Spectacle In Racing.



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