Returning for his second season, Josh Pierson will continue with HMD Motorsports in INDY NXT by Firestone for the entire 2024 season.
Pierson, from Portland, Oregon, first joined HMD Motorsports in 2023 in a multiyear campaign as he began setting his sights on the NTT INDYCAR SERIES as an Ed Carpenter Racing junior driver.
With prior commitments to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Pierson committed to a partial season in his first year of INDY NXT by Firestone competition. Pierson amassed five top-ten finishes in nine starts in 2023.
“It was a learning year for me,” Pierson said. “I wanted to gain as much experience as possible and feel like we did just that. With the lack of testing before the 2023 season, we will be in a much better place entering our 2024 campaign.”
At just 17, Pierson has earned many accomplishments outside of open-wheel racing, including being the youngest driver to participate in both the IMSA Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Pierson is also the youngest race winner in WEC, with a victory at the 1000 Miles of Sebring.
“Josh is young and has a bright future ahead of him in 2024,” HMD Motorsports General Manager Mike Maurini said. “As a team and with his focus on the INDY NXT campaign in 2024, we have made some changes in his program that I think will be beneficial both on and off the track. We are looking forward to helping not only his progress but success, as well.”
Pierson and HMD Motorsports will be on track next Nov. 13 for a test at Barber Motorsports Park.