This week’s Sebring testing schedule

The countdown to the 2012 INDYCAR season starts tomorrow at Sebring International Raceway in Florida, where IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights squads will hold substantial testing sessions this week.

IZOD IndyCar Series testing is slated for tomorrow and Tuesday, followed by an off day on Wednesday for the Indy Lights’ Open Test, and then two more days of action on Thursday and Friday. The action will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and all sessions are open to the public for a $10 admission.

Here’s who will be testing when at Sebring:

March 5-6
Team Penske: 2-Ryan Briscoe, 3-Helio Castroneves, 12-Will Power
Andretti Autosport: 26-Marco Andretti, 27-James Hinchcliffe, 28-Ryan Hunter-Reay

Dale Coyne Racing: 18-James Jakes, 19-Justin Wilson
Sam Schmidt Motorsports: 77-Simon Pagenaud (rookie)


Dragon Racing: 7-Sebastien Bourdais
HVM Racing: 78-Simona De Silvestro

March 8-9
Panther Racing: 4-J.R. Hildebrand
KV Racing Technology: 5-E.J. Viso, 8-Rubens Barrichello, 11-Tony Kanaan
Ed Carpenter Racing: 20-Ed Carpenter

Chip Ganassi Racing: 9-Scott Dixon, 10-Dario Franchitti, 38-Graham Rahal, 83-Charlie Kimball
A.J. Foyt Racing: 14-Mike Conway
Rahal Letterman Lanigan: 15-Takuma Sato
Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing: 67-Josef Newgarden (rookie)

Dragon Racing: 6-Katherine Legge (rookie)
Dreyer and Reinbold Racing: 22-Oriol Servia
Team Barracuda-BHA: 77-Alex Tagliani