2024 IndyCar Schedule Includes Return To The Milwaukee Mile And Other Big Changes

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IndyCar is heading back to the fairgrounds.

The top American open wheel racing series will return to The Milwaukee Mile at the Wisconsin State Fair Park next season for the first time since 2015.

The historic venue that first hosted an IndyCar-style race in 1939 will be the site of a double header on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

“There is such a great tradition and history of INDYCAR racing at the Milwaukee Mile, and we are excited to build on that legacy with a Labor Day weekend NTT INDYCAR SERIES doubleheader beginning in 2024,” said Roger Penske, chairman of Penske Corporation, in a press release.


“We appreciate all the loyal and passionate INDYCAR fans in Milwaukee and across the state of Wisconsin, and thanks to our partnership with the Wisconsin State Fair Park, we can’t wait to return to the Mile next season.”

It’s one of several updates to the schedule for 2024, which will see the debut of a new hybrid powertrain for the cars.


The 17-race season will still kick off with a street race in St. Petersburg, Fla., but it will be followed by an exhibition at the Thermal Club racing track near Palm Springs, Calif. The event will comprise heat races and a 12-car main event that will be broadcast on TV in front of a limited live audience at the members-only facility.

There will only be one race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course to kick off the month of May as the August weekend double-header with NASCAR has been dropped, with the stock car racing series expected to return to the oval track next year.

Indycar will not be returning to Texas Motor Speedway in 2024, coincidentally the first time it won’t be visiting the track since 1997.

The Laguna Seca race, which has served as the season finale for three of the past five years, has been moved to July 23, with the Nashville street race taking its place to cap off the season on Sept. 15.

Indycar has also been discussing the possibility of organizing an non-points race in Argentina next fall, but has not yet confirmed such an event.

Here is the full schedule and broadcast information for the 2023 season:

Sunday, March 10: Streets of St. Petersburg — NBC, Peacock

Sunday, March 24: The Thermal Club $1 Million Challenge — NBC, Peacock

Sunday, April 21: Streets of Long Beach — USA Network, Peacock

Sunday, April 28: Barber Motorsports Park — NBC, Peacock

Saturday, May 11: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (road course) — NBC, Peacock

Saturday, May 18: Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Day 1 — NBC, Peacock

Sunday, May 19: Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Day 2 — NBC, Peacock

Sunday, May 26: Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway (oval) — NBC, Peacock

Sunday, June 2: Streets of Detroit USA — Network, Peacock

Sunday, June 9: Road America — NBC Peacock

Sunday, June 23: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca — USA Network, Peacock

Sunday, July 7: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course — NBC, Peacock

Saturday, July 13: Iowa Speedway Race 1 — NBC, Peacock

Sunday, July 14: Iowa Speedway Race 2 — NBC Peacock

Sunday, July 21: Streets of Toronto — Peacock

Saturday, August 17: World Wide Technology Raceway — USA Network, Peacock

Sunday, August 25: Portland International Raceway — USA Network, Peacock

Saturday, August 31: Milwaukee Mile Race 1 — Peacock

Saturday, September 1: Milwaukee Mile Race 2 — Peacock

Sunday, September 14: Streets of Nashville — NBC, Peacock