Josh Pierson

Josh  Pierson

HMD Motorsports | OpenContext


Josh Pierson returns with HMD Motorsports for his second season in INDY NXT by Firestone as the youngest driver on the grid at just 18 years old.

Racing a partial season in 2023, Pierson returns full time to open-wheel racing. He was the youngest driver in the USF2000 series in 2020 and 2021 before focusing on sports cars in 2022 in the World Endurance Championship, where he was part of the winning team at the 1000 Miles of Sebring and became the youngest driver to race in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and one of the youngest to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

All these accomplishments helped Pierson become the first development driver for Ed Carpenter Racing in 2023, returning in that role for the 2024 season working closely with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES team with plans of a 2025 NTT INDYCAR SERIES campaign.

Outside of breaking records, Pierson enjoys playing music, specifically piano, guitar and saxophone. When describing racing, Pierson describes “driving a car is like art.” If not pursuing racing, Pierson would be either a musician or working in science in marine biology or paleontology. 


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Entering the motorsports scene in 2019, HMD Motorsports took over leadership of BN Racing’s INDY NXT by Firestone team partway through the season. Beginning a complete overhaul, the team moved to the Indianapolis area and began hiring new and highly experienced personnel as it prepared for the 2020 season. However, the worldwide pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 season, and HMD Motorsports turned to FR Americas.

The team returned to the INDYCAR paddock in 2021 as it made its official INDY NXT by Firestone debut as a rookie team. Focusing on the continued growth of the program, HMD ran four entries. In its first season, HMD Motorsports claimed 10 wins and 33 podiums on their way to winning the final series team championship as David Malukas finished second in the drivers’ championship.

In 2022, HMD Motorsports’ growth continued as the team expanded to four full-time entries and four part-time entries in INDY NXT by Firestone while also partnering with Dale Coyne Racing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES to run graduate David Malukas. Claiming seven wins and 15 podiums in the 14-race calendar, HMD Motorsports continued its streak of INDY NXT success as Linus Lundqvist secured the overall championship.