IndyCar Series Will Return to PIR in 2024 (Updated)
The NTT IndyCar Series has announced the 2024 calendar. The full schedule can be found below. NTT will return as the title sponsor for the series as Alex Palou will attempt to defend his 2023 championship title starting on the streets of St. Petersburg in Florida. New to the schedule is the addition of the Milwaukee Mile for the first time in 8 years. Thermal $1 million dollar challenge will also take place in 2024.
The Thermal Club for the first $1 Million Challenge Sunday, March 24. The event will serve as an Open Test and a non-points NBC showcase. The event will take place at the private world-class facility Thermal located just outside of Palm Springs, California – a short drive from Los Angeles and the world’s top entertainment market. The $1 Million Challenge weekend format will include a qualifying session and two heat races. With members of The Thermal Club embedded with race teams and drivers, the top six finishers from the two heat races will advance to a showcase of stars, where they’ll compete for a $1 million prize.
“The upward trajectory of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES is reflected through the 2024 schedule,” Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles said. “With stops at premier and global entertainment districts, classic American road courses and thrilling, high-speed ovals, the 2024 season will be exhilarating and highly competitive from beginning to end. The growth of INDYCAR is palpable. Combined with the efforts of our teams and partners, the 2024 championship will be the perfect showcase for our drivers as we continue to build on our reach and popularity.”