The NTT INDYCAR SERIES features an international field of the world's most versatile drivers – including two-time and reigning series champion Will Power, six-time series champion Scott Dixon, two-time series champion Josef Newgarden, four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves and reigning Indy 500 winner Marcus Ericsson – who compete on superspeedways, short ovals, street circuits and permanent road courses. The 2023 season consists of 17 races in the United States and Canada and is highlighted by the historic Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES, INDY NXT by Firestone, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IMS Productions are owned by Penske Corporation, a global transportation, automotive and motorsports leader.
For more information on INDYCAR and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, please visit www.indycar.com.
The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge
The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Grand Sport (GS) class will compete for the first time in Detroit in 2023. In 2022, the Pilot Challenge GS class featured eight manufacturers, including Chevrolet, Ford, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche and Toyota. The GS class features SRO GT4 cars with engines producing up to 450 horsepower.
The Pilot Challenge GS cars will compete in the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic on Saturday, June 3 on the new Grand Prix street circuit in Downtown Detroit.
In 2023, the pathway to North America’s premier open-wheel
racing series has a fresh, more youthful and energetic final level: INDY NXT by Firestone. Formerly known as Indy Lights, INDY NXT features a new generation of global racing talent, competing vigorously for
podiums and the opportunity to join the elite ranks of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.
The 2023 INDY NXT by Firestone championship will compete on the same tracks and on the same weekends as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES events, providing further exposure to the series. The series schedule consists of three doubleheader weekends: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Streets of Detroit and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, where the 2023 INDY NXT champion will be crowned.
At the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, INDY NXT will include races on both Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4.
For more information on INDY NXT by Firestone, please visit www.indynxt.com.
TransAm Series presented by Pirelli
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli is America’s Road Racing Series and dates back to 1966. Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans Am Series. Names like Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Peter Gregg, Bob Tullius and Wally Dallenbach, Jr. have all won multiple championships under the Trans Am name.
While Trans Am will always be dedicated to honoring its history and legacy, it is far from simply living in the past. Since the addition of the Trans Am Race Company, LLC in late 2011, Trans Am has experienced unprecedented growth as a new class based model has been implemented. Now, four distinct classes take center stage; TA, XGT, TA2™, SGT and GT while Trans Am is positioned to power into the future, not live in the past.
The Trans Am Series has a rich tradition of racing at the Detroit Grand Prix. Trans Am Series cars raced in Downtown Detroit from 1984-1991 and then continued to compete with the Grand Prix when the event transitioned to the Belle Isle street circuit, racing on the island from 1992-2001 and once again from 2016-2019.
This summer in Detroit, the Trans Am Series TA2 class will compete on the Streets of Downtown Detroit with races on both Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4.