IndyCar iRacing Challenge Race Preview: Homestead

For 15 years, Homestead-Miami Speedway hosted some of the most thrilling races on the IndyCar calendar, counting such legendary drivers as Michael Andretti, Scott Dixon, and the late Dan Wheldon among its multi-time winners. Tonight, as part of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge, the cars and stars of the NTT IndyCar Series will make their virtual return to the 1.5-mile oval for the second race of the three-race tour.

Last week’s visit to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve saw Alex Palou kick off his Chip Ganassi Racing tenure on the right foot, as the Spanish driver dominated the first portion of the race, muscled past Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin to regain the lead, and took the checkered flag. Palou will look to make it two for two at Homestead, as he’ll join names like McLaughlin, Will Power, Ed Jones, Marcus Ericsson, Sage Karam, and Takuma Sato in returning from last week. The entry list only gets bigger for Homestead, though, as top drivers like Simon Pagenaud, Felix Rosenqvist, Tony Kanaan, Conor Daly, and Ed Carpenter are among those racing today that didn’t have a chance to compete in Montreal.

The tentative entry list for tonight’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge race from Homestead-Miami Speedway is as follows:






3Scott McLaughlinAUSTeam PenskeAAA
4Dalton KellettCANA.J. Foyt RacingK-Line
7Felix RosenqvistSWEArrow McLaren SPArrow
8Marcus EricssonSWEChip Ganassi RacingHuski Chocolate
10Alex PalouESPChip Ganassi RacingNTT Data
11Charlie KimballUSAA.J. Foyt RacingTresiba
12Will PowerAUSTeam PenskeVerizon 5G
17Braden EvesUSARoad to IndyRoad to Indy
18Ed JonesUAEDale Coyne Racing w/Vasser SullivanSealMaster
20Conor DalyUSAEd Carpenter RacingUnited States Air Force
21Ed CarpenterUSAEd Carpenter RacingSonax
22Simon PagenaudFRATeam PenskeMenards
30Takuma SatoJPNRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingShield Cleansers
48Tony KanaanBRAChip Ganassi RacingNTT Data
52Enzo FittipaldiBRADale Coyne Racing w/RWRNurtec ODT
53James DavisonAUSDale Coyne Racing w/RWRNurtec ODT
59Max ChiltonGBRCarlin RacingCarlin Racing
75RC EnersonUSATop Gun RacingTop Gun Racing
98Sage KaramUSAAndretti AutosportAndretti Autosport


Click here to view a spotter guide and links to driver streams for the event.

IndyCar iRacing Challenge action from Homestead-Miami Speedway will stream tonight at 6:30PM ET on IndyCar and iRacing social media channels. The series concludes next week with the winner of the fan vote, Sebring International Raceway. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit