The pathway to North America’s premier open-wheel racing series has a new final level: INDY NXT by Firestone. INDY NXT will feature a new generation of global racing talent, competing for podiums and the opportunity to join the NTT IndyCar Series.
The rebranded racing series, formerly known as Indy Lights, will stage 14 races in 2023, starting March 5 on the Streets of St. Petersburg and competing on a diverse set of ovals, road courses, and street circuits.
INDY NXT by Firestone will emphasize talent development while extending racing’s reach and impact to a younger and emerging consumer audience.
“Having been in the series previously, we know how important it is for the development of the next generation of drivers, and we are proud to support them again. INDY NXT provides opportunities for Firestone to engage with new audiences and develop and showcase our technology,” said Lisa Boggs, director of motorsports for Bridgestone Americas.
Starting with the 2022 season, IndyCar took over the management and operations of the developmental series. The launch of the new era included an enhanced collaborative partnership with the NTT IndyCar Series, featuring integration in paddock spaces, marketing, digital assets, and race officiating.
The 2023 INDY NXT by Firestone championship will compete on the same tracks and weekends as the NTT IndyCar Series events.
For more information, visit indycar.com/indynxt.