Roe Takes Momentum to World Wide Technology Raceway

August 24, 2023
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August 24, 2023 jamesroejr

Madison, IL. (Thursday, August 24, 2023)- Coming off a fourth place finish in Nashville and second place finish at storied Indianapolis Motor Speedway, James Roe and his No. 29 Topcon Andretti Autosport team are on the pace and chasing wins.

The 24-year-old looks to stay on the podium steps this weekend as the INDY NXT™ by Firestone series takes on a single day event at World Wide Technology Raceway just east of St. Louis for the INDY NXT by Firestone Outfront Showdown.

Roe will pilot his No. 29 Topcon machine 75 laps around the 1.25-mile oval  which is a driver favorite due to its unique shape and varying degrees of banking in the corners.

“I’m happy to get back to St. Louis,” Roe said. “I got my first USF Pro Championship pole there in 2021 and since then it’s been a favorite of mine on the schedule. The goal is to keep our Andretti Autosport momentum rolling fresh off a front row lockout and 1-2.”

Currently seventh place in the championship standings and just a single point out of sixth place, the Irish driver looks for a big points weekend to further improve his position for partners Topcon, CES Power, Strong Roots, Ring Power Corporation, The Ireland Funds, and GAAPP.


Race: INDY NXT by Firestone Outfront Showdown.

Season: Race 11 of 14

Date: 3:25 p.m. ET Saturday, August 26

Track: Worldwide Technology Raceway (4-turn, 1.25-mile oval)

Other Sessions: Practice, 9:55-10:40 a.m. ET Saturday, August 26. Qualifying, 12:45-1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 26.

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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