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Updated: Jan 18, 2023
Linus Lundqvist, the 2022 Indy Lights champion.
Danial Frost tested his first IndyCar Oct 14, 2022 with Dale Coyne at Sebring.
June 1 - Reigning Indy Lights Champion, Kyle Kirkwood, 23, is
spending his first IndyCar season driving for A.J. Foyt Racing. He is
moving to Andretti Autosport for the 2023 season. He is replacing
Alex Rossi in the No. 27 AutoNation Honda.
June 2 - 2016 Indy 500 Winner, Alex Rossi, 31, is moving to the
Arrow McLaren SP team for the 2023 Season. He has driven for
Andretti Autosport in IndyCar since 2016.
June 28 - McLaren Racing reports they are starting a Formula E
team and also expanding their IndyCar program to three cars. Felix
Rosenqvist has been retained by the team for 2023 and beyond in
either IndyCar or FE. Rosenqvist competed in FE from 2016-2019.
July 11 - AJ Foyt Racing's sponsor ROKiT hasn't been paying and
Foyt is parking the No.11, driven by Columbian rookie Tatiana
Calderon and JR Hildebrand (oval tracks.) Luckily, for teammate
Kyle Kirkwood, who had ROKiT sponsorhip, he secured sponsor-
ship from Sexton Properties coming into Mid-Ohio.
July 12 - McLaren Racing tweeted that they are adding reigning
champion Alex Palou, 25, to their driver roster from 2023. CGR issued
a press release saying Palou was staying with them. Palou tweeted he
looks forward to a future with McLaren F1 and that he no longer wants
to continue with CGR after this year.
July 18 update - CGR filed suit against Palou leading into the Gallagher
Grand Prix. This is a strange situation.
- Raced for McLaren SP in 2020. Raced in Formula E in 2022.
Sept 7 - Juncos Hollinger Racing announced they are adding a 2nd
full-time car to their IndyCar team next season. They will test a few
drivers in the coming months to drive the No. 78 Chevy.
Sept 14 - The resolution of the Palou situation meant that Arrows
McLaren SP will retain 30-year-old Felix Rosenqvist for their
IndyCar program next year, instead of shuffling the Swede off to
Sept 14 - The question of which team Alex Palou would drive for next
year was resolved through mediation. He will remain with Chip Ganassi
Racing for another year.
Sept 26 - A seat at Chip Ganassi Racing opens up as 47-year-old
Jimmie Johnson decides to step down after his two years in IndyCar.
(Johnson previously won the Nascar Cup Series championship seven
AJ Foyt Racing
AJ Foyt Racing
AJ Foyt Racing
Sept 28 - A.J. Foyt Racing has hired 23 y/o Benjamin Pedersen
to replace Kyle Kirkwood next season. Pedersen finished 4th and
5th the past two seasons in Indy Lights.
Oct 6 - 24-year-old Santino Ferrucci returns full-time to IndyCar for
2023. He will be racing for A.J. Foyt Racing. After driving full-time
for Dayle Coyne Racing 2019 & 2020, where he finished 13th in points
both years, he ran 5 races in 2021 for RLR. He subbed for drivers in
3 IndyCar races this year.
Oct 13, 2022 - The following new candidates tested at Sebring Int'l Raceway in an IndyCar:
test with Andretti.
test with Andretti
test with Juncos Hollinger.
test with RLL
test with Dale Coyne - Hired by CGR in December
Nicholas Latifi (F1) rumored to have interest in IndyCar ride. (10/19/22)
Dec 2 - Chip Ganassi Racing has hired New Zealander Marcus
Armstrong to pilot their No. 48 entry at street and road courses in
2023. Armstrong finished 13th in the Formula 2 standings during the
past three years.
Jan 13 - Juncos Hollinger Racing has named Argentine racing star
Agustín Canapino to its driver lineup in 2023. Canapino, 32, will drive
the No. 78 Dallara-Chevrolet and will partner Callum Ilott as the team
expands to two cars this season.
Note: Chip Ganassi Racing acquired the number 11 after AJ Foyt
Racing dropped it, and is renumbering their #48 (Jimmie Johnson's #)
to #11, which rookie Marcus Armstrong will be using in 2023.
Jan 17 - CGR has hired Takuma Sato to pilot the #11 at the five oval
races in 2023. This news verifies that Dale Coyne Racing still has a
car in need of a pilot.
Jan 18 - Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing has signed Sting
Ray Robb to pilot its No. 51 Honda powered entry for the 2023 season.
Robb finished 2nd in the 2022 Indy Lights championship.
Jan 18, 2023 - The IndyCar field is now set. So, I have removed the Team/Driver list from this page.
To see the 2023 IndyCar field, click on 2023 IndyCar Teams & Drivers.