Roe Carries Momentum to Indy Doubleheader  

May 8, 2024
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May 8, 2024 jamesroejr

Indianapolis, Ind. (Wednesday, May 8, 2024) – Coming off a podium finish in Alabama, James Roe is eager to capitalize on his momentum during this weekend’s INDY NXT™ by Firestone doubleheader at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

The Irish driver is no stranger to success at the Racing Capital of the World having piloted his No. 29 Topcon machine to a front row start and a 2nd place finish on the challenging, 14-turn road course last season.

“After securing a podium in Barber, I’m ready to get back to work and hopefully do the same this weekend in Indianapolis,” said Roe. “Last time I was here in August, we did a front row lockout, and I got my first podium with Andretti INDY NXT. I feel confident on this track and know that the No. 29 Topcon Dallara is fast enough to get us up there on the grid.”

For the IMS race weekend, Roe has teamed up with another famous Indiana institution, the University of Notre Dame, to run a racing helmet mirroring the iconic gold football helmets of the Fighting Irish – a classic touchstone of the University.

“It’s a privilege to wear the gold helmet that has meant so much to generations of Notre Dame football fans – myself included. I’m proud to represent the indomitable spirit shared by the Fighting Irish community in Indiana, in Ireland and across the globe,” noted Roe in the partnership announcement.

Partners who usually appear on the helmet will move onto the car livery for the weekend, including an placement that pays homage to the famous Jordan 191 F1 livery. 

Currently tied for 7th in the championship standings, Roe looks to capitalize on his experience at Indy to the benefit of his team and partners Topcon, Ring Power Corporation, CES Power, Strong Roots, Trintech, Tourism Ireland, and The Ireland Funds. 



Event: INDY NXT by Firestone Indianapolis Grand Prix Races 1 & 2

Season: Races 3 and 4 of 14

Race 1 Info: Friday, May 10 (6:20 p.m. ET)

Race 2 Info: Saturday, May 11 (1:10 p.m. ET)  

Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course (2.439-mile, 14-turn road course)

Other Sessions: Practice 1 – Friday, May 10 (11:05 a.m. ET); Qualifying – Friday, May 10 (2:30 p.m. ET)

Broadcast: Races – Live on Peacock, INDYCAR Radio Network (U.S.), INDYCAR Live! (outside of U.S.). Practice/Qualifying – Live on INDYCAR Live!, INDYCAR Radio Network (globally). Sky F1 (UK/Ireland/Northern Ireland).



Hometown: Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Residence: Indianapolis, Indiana

Age: 25

2024 Car: No. 29 Topcon Andretti Global Dallara

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