Missig To Make Series Debut with Abel at Indy Doubleheader

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Junior formula series veteran Jordan Missig will join Abel Motorsports for the INDY NXT by Firestone doubleheader May 10-11 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, making his series debut in the No. 21 car.

Illinois native Missig, 26, will race alongside teammates Jacob Abel and Yuven Sundaramoorthy.

Missig began karting at age 18, winning numerous club and national races and titles before moving to the Radical Cup North America, finishing second in the 2019 title chase. Missig then shared time between USF Pro 2000 and the FR Americas series and finished fifth in points in the 2021 FRA championship, with a win and six podiums. He finished 11th in USF Pro 2000 in 2022 and 2023 while also contesting the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series, finishing third in the Super Trofeo standings in 2021 ,with two wins at Road America. Missig also will race in the 2024 Radical Cup North America with Graham Rahal Performance.

“I’ve worked with some top-level professional teams in my career, and Abel Motorsports is right up with those teams,” said Missig, who has driven for Wayne Taylor Racing, Pabst Racing and Newman Wachs Racing. “And I think it’s a great fit for me. We’re still in the relationship-building stage, but after my first trip to the shop for the seat fitting, I think we’ve started quite well. I appreciate all the hard work by the team, and all the support from my sponsor, Autobahn Country Club.”

Missig and Abel Motorsports have a shared route on the junior formula ladder, which gave team management plenty of opportunities to see Missig in action.

“We’ve known Jordan for quite some time now and have had the chance to watch him come up the ranks through the lower levels, and I think he will be a great addition to what we have at Abel Motorsports,” team manager John Brunner said. “It’s going to be a challenge for him to get up to speed quickly, but based on what he has shown jumping in and out of different cars over the years, it shouldn’t be anything he can’t handle. We have the team in place to support him and to help shorten the learning curve, so I’m looking forward to seeing what Jordan can accomplish with us.”

Missig needs no introduction to his teammates. Abel competed with Missig and Newman Wachs Racing for an FR Americas weekend, and Sundaramoorthy was Missig’s teammate for two USF Pro 2000 seasons with Pabst Racing.

“It really adds to a comfort level, that I’ve been teammates with both Jacob and Yuven,” Missig said. “I know their driving styles and how they work as teammates and how we work together. And I’ve raced against most of the drivers in the INDY NXT field.”

The first race of the doubleheader on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course is at 6:20 p.m. ET Friday, May 10, with the second race at 1:10 p.m. ET Saturday, May 11. Peacock and the INDYCAR Radio Network will broadcast both races live.