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.