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2024 NTT IndyCar Series Schedule Announced

The 2024 NTT IndyCar season will kick off March 10 on the streets of St. Petersburg and include the return of the historic Milwaukee Mile as a doubleheader.

The schedule will have 17 races at 15 different events, with Milwaukee replacing the long-time annual stop at Texas Motor Speedway.

“There is such a great tradition and history of INDYCAR racing at the Milwaukee Mile, and we are excited to build on that legacy with a Labor Day weekend NTT INDYCAR SERIES doubleheader beginning in 2024,” Roger Penske, chairman of Penske Corporation, said in a press release. “We appreciate all the loyal and passionate INDYCAR fans in Milwaukee and across the state of Wisconsin, and thanks to our partnership with the Wisconsin State Fair Park, we can’t wait to return to the Mile next season.”

After St. Pete, the series will head to a new event at the Thermal Club, which will feature a $1 million prize for the exhibition race. With Texas Motor Speedway dropping off the schedule, there will be a similar gap like this year of four weeks until the second points-paying race at the Long Beach Grand Prix in April. 

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Other changes include Road America’s June race moving up by a week, the oval at Wide World Technology at Gateway and Race 1 of the Iowa Speedway doubleheader changing to night races and WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca moving earlier in the summer from its previous season-ending date. The Music City Grand Prix was previously announced to be IndyCar’s 2024 finale earlier this year. There also won’t be a second road course race at Indianapolis.

The addition of Milwaukee’s two races will push the series to six oval events on the season, one more than this year. However, with the loss of Texas, the series will only feature one superspeedway race, which will be the Indianapolis 500. IndyCar last raced at Milwaukee in 2015, and the track holds the record for the second-most American open wheel races run there behind Indianapolis.

Ten of the 18 races, including Thermal Club, will be aired on NBC, a drop from 2023 when 13 were on network television. Both days of Indianapolis 500 qualifying will also be on NBC. The Toronto Grand Prix will continue as a Peacock-only event, with the first Milwaukee race joining, as well as simulcasts of every broadcast. Six races will air on USA Network next year, an increase of three over 2023.

Due to the Olympics on NBC, the series will feature a four-week summer hiatus after the Toronto race, resuming at Gateway. Check out the entire 2024 IndyCar schedule below.

DateVenueTelevision
Sunday, March 10Streets of St. PetersburgNBC, Peacock
Sunday, March 24The Thermal Club $1 Million Challenge*NBC, Peacock
Sunday, April 21Streets of Long BeachUSA Network, Peacock
Sunday, April 28Barber Motorsports ParkNBC, Peacock
Saturday, May 11Indianapolis Motor Speedway (road course)NBC, Peacock
Saturday, May 18Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Day 1NBC, Peacock
Sunday, May 19Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Day 2NBC, Peacock
Sunday, May 26Indianapolis Motor Speedway (oval)NBC, Peacock
Sunday, June 2Streets of DetroitUSA Network, Peacock
Sunday, June 9Road AmericaNBC, Peacock
Sunday, June 23WeatherTech Raceway Laguna SecaUSA Network, Peacock
Sunday, July 7Mid-Ohio Sports Car CourseNBC, Peacock
Saturday, July 13Iowa Speedway Race 1NBC, Peacock
Sunday, July 14Iowa Speedway Race 2NBC, Peacock
Sunday, July 21Streets of TorontoPeacock
Saturday, Aug. 17World Wide Technology RacewayUSA Network, Peacock
Sunday, Aug. 25Portland International RacewayUSA Network, Peacock
Saturday, Aug. 31Milwaukee Mile Race 1Peacock
Sunday, Sept. 1Milwaukee Mile Race 2USA Network, Peacock
Sunday, Sept. 15Streets of NashvilleNBC, Peacock

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Tom Blackburn

Tom is an IndyCar writer at Frontstretch, joining in March 2023. Besides writing the IndyCar Previews and the occasional Inside Indycar, he will hop on as a fill-in guest on the Open Wheel podcast The Pit Straight. His full-time job is with the Department of Veterans Affairs History Office and is a lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard. After graduating from Purdue University with a Creative Writing degree, he was commissioned in the Army and served a 15-month deployment as a tank platoon leader with the 3d ACR in Mosul, Iraq. A native Hoosier, he calls Fort Wayne home. Follow Tom on Twitter @TomBlackburn42.

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Daytona-520

Only 5 ovals and 2 of them need to host 2 races, not a great look for the series.

thehomie

bro why did they drop texas texas was the second best race and we still have the dumb one month gap. I think that they should give it one more chance. I love Nascar and indycar but the management is sometimes stupid. They should go to chicagoland speedway or something or kansas or back to texas or back to nashville. Big ovals are the most exciting tracks

Jeremy

I think I read somewhere else that the preferred April date for Indycar at Texas conflicted with the NASCAR schedule. There was a question as to why they didn’t try for a later in the season date, but I don’t remember if there was a potential reason given for that. Sad to see both Texas tracks off the schedule.

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