By Dylan Reynolds, OpenWheel.com
The 2023 INDYCAR season continues weekend with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2023 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix on the Streets of Detroit, Michigan. OpenWheel.com will be covering the action all weekend so stay tuned to this site and our Twitter page @openwh33l for all of the latest news.
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INDY NXT by Firestone Preview: INDY NXT by Firestone Detroit Grand Prix (Entry List) – Race 1: Saturday, June 3, 2023 11:55AM (ET) Peacock & Race 2: Sunday, June 4, 2023 12:40PM (ET) Peacock – It’s a doubleheader weekend for INDY NXT by Firestone after a couple weekends off following Matteo Nannini’s surprisingly dominant weekend at IMS. With a deep and diverse field heading to a brand new circuit, it’s hard telling what to expect this weekend. Christian Rasmussen has been by far the most consistent finisher to start the season and must be considered a favorite this weekend.
NTT INDYCAR SERIES Preview: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix – Sunday, June 4, 2023 3:00PM (ET) NBC – The NTT INDYCAR SERIES makes its debut on the new downtown Detroit circuit this weekend after a long stretch at Belle Isle. The series has great momentum after a tremendous Indy 500 and there’s plenty of anticipation for this weekend’s race on the new circuit. It looks narrow with plenty of low-speed corners and a dual-sided pit lane so there will be plenty of opportunity for chaos and excitement. Let’s hope there’s just not too much of the former.
My pick to win: Romain Grosjean – The Andretti Autosport team seems to be the class of the field on street courses after winning the pole at St. Pete (Grosjean) and Long Beach (Kirkwood). Grosjean is due for his long-awaited first win in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and this could be a great time for him to do it.
My fantasy.indycar.com picks: Romain Grosjean $27, Kyle Kirkwood $25, Felix Rosenqvist $26 & Marcus Armstrong $22 – You know my thoughts on Grosjean. Kirkwood qualified in the Fast Six at both street courses races in 2023 just like Grosjean and will be an equal threat to win. Rosenqvist was thought to be a street course specialist when he returned to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES years ago and while that hasn’t played out as strong as expected, he does post solid street course results and needs a strong finish after crashing out at Indy from a strong position. Armstrong has shown great speed in his road and street program and is a great value choice at just $22.