Roe Takes Momentum to the Streets of Detroit for a Doubleheader  

June 2, 2023
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June 2, 2023 jamesroejr

Detroit, MI. (Thursday, June 1, 2023)– After 32 years away from the historic streets of Detroit, the INDYCAR SERIES is back on a new circuit with two races this weekend for the INDY NXT™ by Firestone championship.

James Roe looks to add to his own legacy with a strong performance in what should be an intense and physical INDY NXT by Firestone Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader in The Motor City – where INDYCAR boasts over a century of racing heritage.

Roe sets out to be the fourth different driver to top the podium in the thrilling 2023 INDY NXT season, as he navigates the 1.7 mile, 9-turn street circuit along Jefferson Avenue, Bates Street, Atwater Street, St. Antoine, Franklin Street and Rivard.

“I’m really looking forward to Detroit this weekend,” said Roe. “It’s a big weekend for us given it is our first double header of the season so a lot of points up for grabs and a new track for all. Our momentum has been building and we look forward to continuing that this weekend!”

Roe is chasing another championship points haul for his No. 29 Topcon Andretti Autosport team and partners Topcon, CES Power, Strong Roots, Ring Power Corporation, and The Ireland Funds.  He currently sits 9th in the championship standings – just five points behind Jacob Abel and teammate Louis Foster.


Race: INDY NXT by Firestone Detroit Grand Prix Race 1 and 2

Season: Race 4 and 5 of 14

Date: Race 1: 11:55 a.m. ET Saturday, June 3

Race 2: 12:40 p.m. ET Sunday, June 4

Track: Downtown Detroit Street Circuit (9-turn, 1.7-mile street circuit)

Other Sessions: Practice, 1:50-2:40 p.m. ET Friday, June 2. Qualifying Race 1, 5:30-5:45 p.m. Friday, June 2. Qualifying Race 2, 5:50-6:05 p.m.

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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