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.
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.
|Sunday, March 10||Streets of St. Petersburg||NBC, Peacock|
|Sunday, March 24||The Thermal Club $1 Million Challenge*||NBC, Peacock|
|Sunday, April 21||Streets of Long Beach||USA Network, Peacock|
|Sunday, April 28||Barber Motorsports Park||NBC, Peacock|
|Saturday, May 11||Indianapolis Motor Speedway (road course)||NBC, Peacock|
|Saturday, May 18||Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Day 1||NBC, Peacock|
|Sunday, May 19||Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Day 2||NBC, Peacock|
|Sunday, May 26||Indianapolis Motor Speedway (oval)||NBC, Peacock|
|Sunday, June 2||Streets of Detroit||USA Network, Peacock|
|Sunday, June 9||Road America||NBC, Peacock|
|Sunday, June 23||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca||USA Network, Peacock|
|Sunday, July 7||Mid-Ohio Sports Car 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 Wide Technology Raceway||USA Network, Peacock|
|Sunday, Aug. 25||Portland International Raceway||USA Network, Peacock|
|Saturday, Aug. 31||Milwaukee Mile Race 1||Peacock|
|Sunday, Sept. 1||Milwaukee Mile Race 2||USA Network, Peacock|
|Sunday, Sept. 15||Streets of Nashville||NBC, Peacock|
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