IndyCar will return to the Milwaukee Mile subsequent season, and Texas Motor Speedway is off the calendar for the primary time since 1997 within the 2024 schedule launched Monday.
The 17-race schedule options two Saturday evening races, a $1 million all-star race in Southern California, 12 races aired on NBC and a shift of the season finale to downtown Nashville.
Gone is the standard cease at Texas Motor Speedway — the oval has been on the schedule since IndyCar’s first full season in 1997 — in addition to a shared late-summer weekend with NASCAR on the highway course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. NASCAR is anticipated to return to the oval, and IndyCar will race the Indianapolis highway course solely as soon as — in Might forward of the Indianapolis 500.
IndyCar continues to be finalizing an exhibition race to be held in Argentina subsequent season that was not a part of Monday’s schedule announcement.
Milwaukee returns to the schedule for the primary time since 2015 for a doubleheader held Labor Day weekend. The observe first hosted IndyCar in 1939, and Rodger Ward (seven wins), Michael Andretti (5 wins), Bobby Unser (4 wins) Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Gordon Johncock, Johnny Rutherford, Tom Sneva, Paul Tracy and Al Unser have gained on the 1-mile oval.
Sebastien Bourdais gained the ultimate IndyCar race on the observe in West Allis, Wisconsin.
“There’s such an important custom and historical past of IndyCar racing on the Milwaukee Mile, and we’re excited to construct on that legacy,” stated Roger Penske, proprietor of each IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “We respect all of the loyal and passionate IndyCar followers in Milwaukee and throughout the state of Wisconsin, and because of our partnership with the Wisconsin State Honest Park, we won’t wait to return to the Mile subsequent season.”
The season begins March 10 on the downtown streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, and ends Sept. 15 on Nashville’s downtown streets.
IndyCar is coming off its most-watched season on document with a median whole viewers supply of 1.32 million viewers. It marked the third consecutive 12 months of viewership development throughout NBC Sports activities platforms, together with a document viewers streaming IndyCar on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock.
IndyCar subsequent 12 months could have two races streamed solely: Toronto and the primary race at Milwaukee. All practices and qualifying periods might be streamed on Peacock.
“The upward trajectory of the collection is mirrored by way of the 2024 schedule,” stated Mark Miles, president and CEO of Penske Leisure Corp. “With stops at premier and international leisure districts, basic American highway programs and thrilling, high-speed ovals, the 2024 season might be exhilarating and extremely aggressive from starting to finish.
“The expansion of IndyCar is palpable. Mixed with the efforts of our groups and companions, the 2024 championship would be the good showcase for our drivers as we proceed to construct on our attain and recognition.”
2024 INDYCAR SCHEDULE
Sunday, March 10 Streets of St. Petersburg, NBC, Peacock
Sunday, March 24 The Thermal Membership $1 Million Problem, NBC, Peacock
Sunday, April 21 Streets of Lengthy Seashore, USA Community, Peacock
Sunday, April 28 Barber Motorsports Park, NBC, Peacock
Saturday, Might 11 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (highway course), NBC, Peacock
Saturday, Might 18 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Day 1, NBC, Peacock
Sunday, Might 19 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Day 2, NBC, Peacock
Sunday, Might 26 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (oval), NBC, Peacock
Sunday, June 2 Streets of Detroit, USA Community, Peacock
Sunday, June 9 Street America, NBC, Peacock
Sunday, June 23 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, USA Community, Peacock
Sunday, July 7 Mid-Ohio Sports activities Automotive Course, NBC, Peacock
Saturday, July 13 Iowa Speedway Race 1, NBC, Peacock
Sunday, July 14 Iowa Speedway Race 2, NBC, Peacock
Sunday, July 21 Streets of Toronto, Peacock
Saturday, Aug. 17 World Large Expertise Raceway, USA Community, Peacock
Sunday, Aug. 25 Portland Worldwide Raceway, USA Community, Peacock
Saturday, Aug. 31 Milwaukee Mile Race 1, Peacock
Sunday, Sept. 1 Milwaukee Mile Race 2, USA Community, Peacock
Sunday, Sept. 15 Streets of Nashville, NBC, Peacock