Andretti Global announced Oct. 11 that Bryce Aron will join the team’s 2024 INDY NXT by Firestone driver lineup, driving the No. 27 Andretti Dallara.
Illinois native Aron, 20, is the second confirmed Andretti INDY NXT by Firestone driver for the 2024 season, joining James Roe.
“To say I’m excited to be joining Andretti Global is a vast understatement,” Aron said. “It’s really a dream come true, and I’m honored to be a part of this amazing team. I’ve grown up watching the Andretti team win in Indianapolis, so it means everything to me to be able to learn from this talented group.
“I’m happy to be returning to the U.S. to take this giant step toward my end goal of competing in INDYCAR. I can’t wait to get started with the team, and I believe we can achieve a lot together in 2024.”
Aron began his car racing career in the F1600 Championship Series in 2019, finishing third in the standings as a rookie. The following year saw Aron receive the coveted 2020 Team USA Scholarship and become the first American in British motorsports history to place in the top five at the Walter Hayes Trophy (third) and Formula Ford Festival (fifth). Aron went on to compete in the 2021 and 2022 BRDC British F3 Championship (GB3) seasons, collecting 12 top-10 finishes in his first year and scoring a win, three podiums and eight top-10 finishes to help secure the overall 2022 British F3 team championship.
In 2023, Aron competed in the Euroformula Open F3 Championship, scoring three wins, five podiums and a pole position. He placed fourth in the Driver’s Championship standings.
Aron will make his INDY NXT by Firestone debut Oct. 20 during the annual Chris Griffis Memorial Test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
“We take a great deal of pride in the up-and-coming drivers we bring into our INDY NXT program, and the addition of Bryce is no exception,” Andretti Global President J-F Thormann said. “He’s proven that he knows how to win races during his time in Europe, so we’re eager to see what he will do with an opportunity to compete in INDY NXT. We have high hopes for Bryce in his rookie year, and we’re thrilled to have him join the team for the upcoming season.”
The 2024 INDY NXT by Firestone season opens Sunday, March 10 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.