Roe Takes Positive Momentum From Barber to Indy Road Course

May 10, 2023
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May 10, 2023 jamesroejr

Indianapolis, Ind. (Wednesday, May 10, 2023)- The INDY NXTTM by Firestone season stops at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a thrilling race at Barber Motorsports Park two weeks ago. The timing couldn’t be better for James Roe as he looks to continue his strong form across the yard of bricks after an impressive showing at Barber.

Roe avoided the numerous incidents at Barber to record a clean race. The 24-year-old Irishman improved in the points standings through two races after his first top five finish of the season.

Roe looks to put another clean weekend together in his No. 29 Topcon Andretti Autosport Dallara around the 14 turn, 2.4 mile IMS road course which includes portions of turns 1 and 2 from the iconic oval.

“I’m excited to get to IMS this weekend and kick off the iconic month of May here in Indy,” Roe said. “Indianapolis is home for me here in the U.S. so we’re aiming for a strong run at my ‘home track’ and to continue the momentum we built at Barber.”

Five different drivers have been on the podium through two races in the INDY NXTTM by Firestone season. Roe looks to increase that number and add his name to over 100 years of history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Race: INDY NXT by Firestone Grand Prix
Season: Race 3 of 14
Date: 1:00 p.m. ET Saturday, May 13
Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course (14-turn, 2.4-mile road course)
Other Sessions: Practice, 11-11:50 a.m. ET Friday, May 12. Qualifying, 2:20-2:40 p.m. Friday, May 12.
Broadcast: Race live on Peacock, INDYCAR Radio Network (U.S.), INDYCAR Live! (outside of U.S.). Practice and qualifying on INDYCAR Live!, INDYCAR Radio Network (globally). Sky F1 UK (Europe).

Hometown: Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Residence: Indianapolis
Age: 24
2023 Car: No. 29 Topcon Andretti Autosport Dallara
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