There are 23 drivers on the entry lists for the Saturday-Sunday afternoon doubleheader on World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway that will mark the final oval races of the NTT IndyCar Series season.
These also will be the final scheduled races this season for 2004 champion and 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan, who has said he wants to drive in the Indy 500 and possibly other races next season but has nothing confirmed yet.
Kanaan is among 18 drivers who have made starts at Gateway, a 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Illiniois. Rookies Oliver Askew, Alex Palou and Rinus VeeKay will make their IndyCar debuts at Gateway, along with Pato O’Ward and Jack Harvey.
WEEKEND SCHEDULE: What’s happening on track at Gateway
Takuma Sato is the defending race winner at Gateway, which will play host to its first doubleheader.
Will Power (2018) and Josef Newgarden (2017) are the only other former winners in this weekend’s races, which will be 200 laps (250 miles) apiece.
START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR INDYCAR AT GATEWAY (all times ET):
—IndyCar NTT Series practice: 4:30 p.m., NBC Sports Gold
—IndyCar qualifying: Noon, NBC Sports Gold