The 2023 NTT IndyCar Series season officially gets underway in exactly one week with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding.

After what seems to have been a extremely long off season, the Streets of St Pete will roar to life to the sound of 27 IndyCars.

There have been a lot of changes over the off-season with driver changes and team management changes.

AJ Foyt Racing has endured a number of difficult seasons in recent years and they will be hoping that their new line up of Santino Ferrucci and Benjamin Pedersen will help to move them up the grid this season.

Over at Arrow McLaren, Alexander Rossi has joined the team from Andretti Autosport and will drive the No.7 Arrow McLaren alongside Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist.

Andretti Autosport has brought in Kyle Kirkwood to replace Alexander Rossi in the No.27 Honda alongside Romain Grosjean, Colton Herta and Devlin DeFrancesco.

Chip Ganassi Racing has a new IndyCar Team manager with the arrival of Taylor Kiel while the team has a new driver pairing for the No.11 Ridgeline Honda with the arrival of rookie Marcus Armstrong for road and street course events while Takuma Sato will compete on the oval tracks alongside Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda who starts his 21st consecutive NTT IndyCar Series season, Alex Palou and defending Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson.

Dale Coyne Racing with RWR has Sting Ray Robb in the No.51 Honda alongside David Malukas.

Ed Carpenter Racing has an unchanged lineup with Conor Daly and Rinus VeeKay both returning while Ed Carpenter continues with ovals only.

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has an unchanged lineup with Graham Rahal in the No.15 Honda while Jack Harvey takes over the No.30 with Hy-Vee sponsorship while Christian Lundgaard will drive the No.45.

Team Penske has an unchanged lineup with Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Chevrolet, defending St Pete race winner Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 Chevrolet while defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Will Power returns to the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet.

Juncos Hollinger Racing expanded to two cars over the off season with Agustin Canapino making his NTT IndyCar Series debut alongside the returning Callum Ilott.

Meyer Shank Racing have an unchanged line up with Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud back this year.

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