Repaired Roe Ready for Mid-Ohio  

July 4, 2024
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LEXINGTON, Ohio (Thursday, July 4, 2024) After an eventful off week, Irish driver James Roe and his No. 29 Topcon team take their talents to the narrow racing ribbon of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the ninth round of this season’s INDY NXT™ by Firestone Championship.

Since the Detroit Grand Prix the first weekend of June, Roe has battled a right hand injury sustained when the wheel snapped back during contact on a pass in the hairpin. Following continued discomfort after a physically demanding doubleheader at Laguna Seca, Roe was diagnosed with a scaphoid fracture and immediately underwent a surgical procedure placing a screw to stabilize the bone. Under the expert care of his medical team and with the added support of a custom carbon fiber brace, Roe is ready to tackle the unique and varied challenges of Mid-Ohio less than two weeks post-procedure.

“I’m so appreciative of the medical team at INDYCAR and Dr. Usmani who have worked together to ensure I can get back to racing quickly and safely,” said Roe. “While I’ve been focused on healing, the Andretti team has been working hard to make sure we have a fast No. 29 Topcon machine for this weekend. I can’t wait to get out on the track.”

Currently tenth in the Championship standings, Roe is chasing a strong points day for partners Topcon, Ring Power Corporation, CES Power, Strong Roots, Trintech, Tourism Ireland, and The Ireland Funds on the 13-turn, natural-terrain course at Mid-Ohio.



Event: INDY NXT by Firestone Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio

Season: Race 9 of 14

Race: Sunday, July 7 (11:25 a.m. ET)

Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (2.258-mile, 13-turn permanent road course)

Other Sessions: Practice 1 – Friday, July 5 (2:05 p.m. ET); Practice 2 – Saturday, July 6 (9:40 a.m. ET); Qualifying – Saturday, July 6 (2:05 p.m. ET)

Broadcast: Race – 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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