Devlin DeFrancesco raced for the Andretti Autosport team in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2023 and consistently improved during the season including an incredible start and a dominating run to the front of the field at the Indianapolis road course before fading back due to tire blisters. We caught up with him just off the red carpet at the premier of the “100 Days to Indy” TV show on the CW network at the Long Beach Convention Center just prior to the 2023 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. In this interview he talks about the TV show experience, his off-season preparation regimen, and how he also prepared for this race at Long Beach (as this is his second time here). A unique insight into how an Indy car driver prepares for specific events gives listeners a bit of information that they might not have considered. Enjoy!

NOTE: DeFrancesco qualified 20th at Long Beach and moved up a bit to finish 16th. At the end of the season, many changes took place at Andretti Autosport including shrinking the team down to three cars. For 2024, DeFrancesco will be competing with the Forte team in a Lamborghini in the IMSA Endurance Cup. He’s also planning on a return to the Indy 500 in May, the 24 hours of Le Mans and some other European racing events. For more information, please visit:

Devlin DeFrancesco waves to the fans just prior to the 2023 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.

The primarily green machine of Devlin DeFrancesco enters the sweeping Turn 10 at Long Beach while behind the aeroscreen you can see a “Senna-esque” color pattern on his helmet.

Capstone Green Energy is not only the sponsor on DeFrancesco’s Indy car, but they also provide clean energy to power the Andretti Autosport hospitality unit.

DeFrancesco is comfortable with high speeds as he’s shown here rocketing down Shoreline Drive. Will he get the chance to shine at the Indianapolis 500 this year? Stay tuned.

Late in the race, notice all of the black tire marks on DeFrancesco’s car from other competitors’ tires. Here he’s holding off the RLL car of Christian Lundgaard. 

Interview and photos Copyright © by Larry Mason (unless otherwise noted)