Black IndyCar Hopeful Myles Rowe is on a Mission

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Myles Rowe Black IndyCar hopeful.

Two weeks before Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, a junior professional series called USF2000 tweeted what its ambitious demographic might qualify as the ultimate thirst trap, a short video from the podium at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the caption: “We’ll have some winners taking this spot soon!”

One of those hopefuls, a 20-year-old Atlantan named Myles Rowe, couldn’t help but respond. “A great view,” he wrote.

When the green flag drops on the Indy 500 Sunday, Rowe won’t be among the 33 entries on the grid. He’s still in his first year driving in the USF2000 ranks, which sit three levels below IndyCar, the premier open-wheel racing series in North America.

Rowe is the sole driver for Force Indy, an expansion team run by Rod Reid, a former advertising executive. Together, they stand out as the only Black driver and Black team principal competing at any level of IndyCar full time. And to say that the series is hungry for a Lewis Hamilton or Bubba Wallace of its own would be would be soft-pedaling their sense of urgency.

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