A preview of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Season will be on display next week when the majority of the full-time field is expected to test at Circuit of The Americas.
The compulsory event, billed as IndyCar’s ‘Spring Training’ event ahead of its March 8-10 season opener in St. Petersburg, Florida, will also provide a first look at new colors, new homes for some drivers, and an impressive crop of rookies in an open setting.
Provided all of the entries below arrive at the Texan road course for the Tuesday-Wednesday outing, IndyCar fans could have 25 cars to follow in person, or via live streaming on IndyCar’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/indycar), Twitter (https://twitter.com/indycar), and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/indycars) pages. The new DragonSpeed team, which announced its intent last December to participate at COTA, has moved its first test to later in the month, and Harding Steinbrenner Racing is sending one car to the 20-turn road course.
IndyCar sessions are scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m. ET on the 12th, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2:00-6:00 p.m. ET on the 13th.
A.J. Foyt Racing Chevy (2): Tony Kanaan, Matheus Leist
Andretti Autosport Honda (4): Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Zach Veach
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda (2): James Hinchcliffe, Marcus Ericsson
Carlin Racing Chevy (2): Max Chilton, RC Enerson
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda (2): Scott Dixon, Felix Rosenqvist
Dale Coyne Racing Honda (2): Sebastien Bourdais, Santino Ferrucci
Ed Carpenter Racing Chevy (2): Spencer Pigot, Ed Jones
Harding Steinbrenner Racing Honda (1): Colton Herta/Patricio O’Ward
Juncos Racing Chevy (1): TBA
Meyer Shank Racing Honda (1): Jack Harvey
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda (2): Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato
Team Penske Chevy (4): Will Power, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves
Tickets for Spring Training can be purchased at http://www.circuitoftheamericas.com/indycar-spring-training.