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21 cars on entry list for this weekend’s IndyCar test at Phoenix

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Teams from the Verizon IndyCar Series will take to historic Phoenix International Raceway for the first time in more than a decade for this Friday and Saturday’s first open test of the season.

PIR previously hosted Indy Cars from 1964 through 2005. The series returns to PIR for its first race since then on April 2, a Saturday night event under the lights.

Indy Cars actually inaugurated the opening of PIR on March 1, 1964. A.J. Foyt won that day, his first of four wins on the flat one-mile oval between 1964 and 1975.

Here’s the entry list for this weekend’s test. Of note, Alexander Rossi is not present as was expected and neither is Spencer Pigot from Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, who will run three races but not Phoenix.

Ed Carpenter is the lone partial season driver confirmed to test, while Luca Filippi has been listed in the second Dale Coyne Racing Honda.

The track will be closed to fans on Friday, but will be open to fans on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. MST through 8 p.m. MST. It will be the first chance for fans to see the updated aerodynamic bodywork for both Honda and Chevrolet teams.

On-track testing for both days will run from Noon to 3 pm MST and again from 5 to 8 pm MST.

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IndyCar entry lists for Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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There are 25 drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series entry lists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a few new yet familiar faces for the Oct. 2-3 race weekend.

Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais will make his season debut in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet (shifting Dalton Kellett to the No. 41) with AJ Foyt Racing, which he is joining full time next season. James Hinchcliffe, who had run three races with Andretti Autosport, will return in place of Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda. Helio Castroneves will drive Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Dallara-Chevy for Oliver Askew, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Sage Karam, who has two IndyCar starts this year at IMS (the road course on July 4 and the Indy 500 on Aug. 23), also will return to the series in Dreyer & Reinbold’s No. 24 Dallara-Chevrolet.

HARVEST GP ENTRY LISTS: Friday l Saturday

Friday and Saturday of the Harvest GP presented by GMR will mark the second and third races this season on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. While the July 4 race on the circuit was 80 laps, Friday’s distance is 85 laps, and Saturday will be a 75-lap event.

Championship leader Scott Dixon led 26 of 80 laps to win the July 4 race at the IMS road course. With three races remaining in the series, the five-time series champion enters with a 72-point lead on Josef Newgarden.

Click here to see who’s on the IndyCar entry lists in Race 1 and in Race 2 for the Harvest GP presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.


START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR INDYCAR AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE (all times ET):

Thursday

IndyCar NTT Series practice: 2:25-3:40 p.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying, Race 1: 6:20 p.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

Friday

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 1: 3:30 p.m. (green flag, 5 p.m.), USA Network, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

—IndyCar qualifying: 10:20 a.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 2: 2:30 p.m (green flag, 2:31 p.m.)., NBC, NBC Sports Gold