The news on Wednesday that the NTT IndyCar Series will head to Music City, Nashville in 2021 just shows the growth of the series under the leadership of Roger Penske.
The series will not only head to Nashville but seven time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has joined Chip Ganassi Racing for 2021 and 22 and will compete in all road and street course events.
This week we have had news from AJ Foyt Racing that Sebastien Bourdais will return to full-time IndyCar Series competition in 2021 driving the No.14 Chevrolet. A number of teams such as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Meyer Shank Racing have expressed an interest in expanding to a three car operation for next season while AJ Foyt Racing president Larry Foyt confirmed this week that the team may expand to a three car team under the right circumstances.
The Mayor of HinchTown James Hinchcliffe is set to return to full-time IndyCar competition in 2021 while Team Penske haven’t ruled out the possibility of running a street and road course programme for Australian Supercar champion Scott McLaughlin next season.
Speaking during a press conference where Nashville was announced for next season, president and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corporation Mark Miles said that the 2021 schedule will be announced in two to three weeks.