INDIANAPOLIS – With Long Beach in the rear view mirror, the attention for the NTT IndyCar Series turns to the Month of May. Next week, we get an early start on it.
On April 24, 28 drivers will take to the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a day long test session.
Participating the drivers scheduled to test are seven Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winners (Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan, Will Power, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato) and seven Indy car series champions (Sebastien Bourdais, Dixon, Hunter-Reay, Kanaan, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Power). Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso also is expected to turn laps.
The test will take place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (ET) on the 2.5-mile oval. Veterans will be on track from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., with Rookie Orientation Program and refresher tests from 1-3 p.m. and all participants on track from 3-6 p.m.
The Turn 2 Viewing Mounds will be open for public viewing.
Testing will be streamed on indycar.com, the NTT IndyCar Series Facebook page and Periscope. Announcers for the test are Kevin Lee, Anders Krohn, Robin Miller and Katie Hargitt.
The lineup of NTT IndyCar Series teams and drivers scheduled to participate
AJ Foyt Racing – Tony Kanaan, Matheus Leist Andretti Autosport – Conor Daly, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi, Zach Veach Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian – Marco Andretti Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports – Marcus Ericsson, James Hinchcliffe Carlin – Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing – Scott Dixon, Felix Rosenqvist Dale Coyne Racing – Santino Ferrucci Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan – Sebastien Bourdais Dreyer & Reinbold Racing – Sage Karam Ed Carpenter Racing – Ed Carpenter, Ed Jones, Spencer Pigot Harding Steinbrenner Racing – Colton Herta Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow SPM – Jack Harvey McLaren Racing – Fernando Alonso Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing – Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato Team Penske – Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Will Power