IndyCar drivers either ride-hunting in Daytona, or awaiting their own testing


The Roar Before the Rolex 24 test already features a wealth of Verizon IndyCar Series drivers on hand, with 13 of the 33 starters in the 2014 Indianapolis 500 already competing.

But there are more. A bevy more.

Indeed brothers Justin and Stefan Wilson, Josef Newgarden and Tristan Vautier, and potentially more, are all on the ground here in Daytona trying to find rides for the race.

Although there is a car count reduction, the bigger issue for this quartet and a number of others is the reduced number of paid opportunities – regardless of class.

As for several of the drivers with confirmed rides, MotorSportsTalk checked in with them to see when they’ll be getting back to their day jobs.

Graham Rahal are Jack Hawksworth are expected to test in early February, with Hawksworth telling MST he will be one of a bevy of drivers testing at NOLA Motorsports Park.

Newgarden, too, is also set for early February testing with CFH Racing. The identity of Newgarden’s road and street course teammate at CFH is still yet to be determined.