As INDY NXT by Firestone begins the second half of the 2023 season, Christian Bogle will return with the series to Iowa Speedway this weekend, July 21-22. The home of the first of two oval races on the schedule, drivers will take to the 0.875-mile tri-oval alongside the stars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and musical guests Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney on Saturday afternoon for a weekend of speed and entertainment.
With two top-ten results and a best finish of sixth so far this season, Bogle is eager to continue improving. In previous years, Bogle has shown speed on the ovals and last season the Pelican Energy Consultants driver showed remarkable pace as he fought through the entirety of the race to finish in the tenth position.
While this is the first oval race of the season, INDY NXT by Firestone drivers had the opportunity to test at Iowa Speedway back in June in preparation for this weekend’s event. While Bogle is one of eight drivers to have raced on the Newton, Iowa oval, the weekend will bring a new set of challenges as it is the first oval race for all drivers on Firestone tires since they returned to the series this year.
“We had a pretty good test here back in early June, and I really enjoy being on the ovals,” expressed Bogle. “Can’t wait to be back and work with the HMD Motorsports team as I look to reset my best result of the season.”
In a condensed two-day schedule, INDY NXT by Firestone will have only one 45-minute practice session on Friday afternoon before quickly turning around for qualifying 2.5 hours later. As in previous years, drivers will be given two at-speed laps with their average speed determining the starting grid.
Just prior to the Carrie Underwood concert and Race 1 of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Christian Bogle and INDY NXT by Firestone will take the green flag on Saturday morning at 10:10 AM CDT for the 75 lap race.
Weekend Schedule · Iowa Speedway *All times CDT
Friday, July 21
2:15pm – 3:00pm Practice
4:00pm – 4:30pm Autograph Session
5:30pm – 6:15pm Qualifying
Saturday, July 22
10:05am – 10:10am Race, 75 Laps
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