Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 DEX Imaging Chevrolet says he is really excited to go to St Pete and get the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season underway.

The New Zealander is no stranger to Victory Lane in the Sunshine state having won here in 2022.

McLaughlin is full of anticipation for the first race saying:

“I’m really excited to head to St. Pete for the first round of the season,” said McLaughlin. “2024 is going to be a really big year for the Thirsty 3s. I’m back to DEX Imaging’s home round at the Tampa region. St. Petersburg is awesome, and I just have really good vibes heading into it. We nearly won it; we nearly went two-for-two last year and were really close without the problem we had toward the end of last year’s race. I have a lot of confidence in my group and the DEX Imaging Chevrolet to make sure we can get to the front again and start the season off strong.

For defending Indianapolis 500 winner Josef Newgarden in the No.2 PPG Chevrolet he spent the off-season training harding and getting rid of outside distractions such as unfollowing everyone on social media.

Looking ahead to the new season, the Tennessee native says:

“It has been a very long, very busy off-season. From the residual effect of winning the Indianapolis 500 to helping push the hybrid program forward, it has been nice to settle in and get ready for St. Pete over the last few weeks. I love starting the season down there. It has become one of the top events on our schedule. I couldn’t imagine starting the season anywhere else. Fans will get to see our beautiful No. 2 PPG Chevrolet this weekend too. Hopefully we can qualify well, stay up front and get another St. Pete win.”

Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Business Chevrolet heads into this weekend aiming to score his tenth career NTT P1 Aard on the streets of St Petersburg and looking ahead to the race he said:

really feel as ready for the start of the season as I have in a long time. It was a long off-season, but it has been anything but quiet with helping get the hybrid system into a good spot. Our test at Sebring last week was very strong. Chevy has done a lot of work to the current car while working on the hybrid, which is amazing. They’ve absolutely gone to work to improve the 2.2-liter product with an eye on the hybrid, which takes a lot of work. So, we’re all ready to get the No. 12 Verizon Business Chevy on track at a place I love in St. Pete.”

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