The NTT INDYCAR SERIES announced on Sunday, ahead of the season’s final race at Laguna Seca later today, that they will head to Southern California in March 2024.

A non-championship event will occur at the Thermal Club in California from March 22-24, with the Race Day on March 24 broadcast live on NBC, with the race winner receiving $1 million.

Qualifying for the race will take place over two days, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 March, and speaking about the event, President and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corporation, Mark Miles, commented:

“The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will add an incredible new event to our schedule with next year’s spectacular racing showcase at The Thermal Club. “This world-class venue just down the road from the world’s premier entertainment market is the perfect place to bring our hyper-competitive racing and growing star power.”

In February, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES hosted a successful Open Test on the 17-turn, 3.067-mile layout to jump-start the 2023 racing season.

President of INDYCAR Jay Frye commented by saying:

The experience the teams had at The Thermal Club was second to none. “We treated it like a preseason scrimmage, and, looking back, it was the perfect launch to this record-breaking season.

“The facility is spectacular, and we cannot wait to return and showcase INDYCAR in a whole new way.”

A limited number of tickets will be available for the event, which will be released later. There will be a charitable element to the event that will be announced later.

John Rogers, owner, The Thermal Club said:

After having a smooth 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES test, we are proud to welcome INDYCAR back to The Thermal Club during the 2024 season. “The teams, drivers and the entire INDYCAR SERIES paddock are true professionals, and we look forward to developing our relationship with them in the future. This marquee racing showcase in March promises to be special for everyone, including spectators, Thermal members and race fans tuning in at home.”


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