Kyle Kirkwood has signed a multi-year extension to remain with Andretti Global for the 2024 NTT IndyCar Series season and beyond. The team announced Tuesday morning that the 24-year-old Florida native would remain in the team’s No. 27 next season.
“I am thrilled to be able to continue with Andretti Global for years to come,” Kirkwood said. “We have built something special within the team this year, and I’m excited to see what we can do next season in the No. 27 AutoNation Honda. It’s fantastic that I will now have the opportunity to work with the same group – it’s a luxury I haven’t had the privilege of having since my karting days. Now we can put our heads down and fully focus on winning races and becoming a strong championship contender. I have such a huge respect for this team, and it will be an honor to continue to call myself an INDYCAR driver for Andretti Global.”
Kirkwood joined Andretti ahead of the 2023 season, his sophomore year in the series. The Floridian picked up both his first IndyCar pole position and first IndyCar race win at Long Beach back in April, and followed that performance up with a second win on the Streets of Nashville in August. Kirkwood tallied seven total top 10-dfinishes on the season.
“Kyle’s dedication and talent have been instrumental in our team’s success this past season, and he has continued to show that he has what it takes to compete at the highest level in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES,” said Michael Andretti, Andretti Global CEO and chairman. “Our goal has always been to consistently compete for wins and championships, and we felt that solidifying Kyle’s future at Andretti was key to making that happen. Bringing Kyle into the multiyear plans along with Colton and Marcus will only strengthen the continuity we’ve been looking for in our INDYCAR program.”
The 2024 IndyCar season will begin with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg from St. Peterburg, Florida, on March 10, 2024, live on NBC and Peacock.
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