The Thermal Club

It didn’t take long this morning for NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers to let it rip at The Thermal Club on just their second day on the 17-turn, 3.067-mile circuit.

Colton Herta led all drivers Thursday on the first day of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES open test at the private, world-class facility located just outside Palm Springs, California, with a lap of 1 minute, 39.3721 seconds in the No. 26 Andretti Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Honda. But five drivers already dipped into the 1:38 range within the first 55 minutes of the morning session today.

Drivers will be on track from noon-2:30 p.m. ET and 4-7:30 p.m. ET today on the final day of the test.

INDYCAR’s digital channels are the go-to source for Thermal Open Test coverage. A robust compilation of content over the two days of testing includes:

  • Live timing and scoring on INDYCAR Mobile Powered by NTT DATA and
  • Preview video featuring the driver Track Walk and breakdowns of The Thermal Club’s 2.9-mile layout.
  • Numerous driver interviews and reports from the pit lane and NTT INDYCAR SERIES paddock.
  • Video recaps and highlights following every on-track session.
  • Onboard footage from every session.

Twitter: @IndyCar, @ThermalClub #ThermalClubTest, #INDYCAR

Instagram: @IndyCar, @thethermalclub #ThermalClubTest, #INDYCAR

Facebook: @IndyCar, #ThermalClubTest, #INDYCAR

TikTok: @IndyCar, #ThermalClubTest #INDYCAR


Also, visit and INDYCAR Mobile Powered by NTT DATA for a daily test recap, feature stories, notebooks and other content both days from Thermal.

The 17-race NTT INDYCAR SERIES season opens Sunday, March 5 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding on the city streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. The race will be telecast at noon ET by NBC.