The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series is the 23rd season of the Verizon IndyCar Series and the 97th official championship season of American open wheel racing. The premier event will be the 102nd Indianapolis 500, with Takuma Sato entering as the defending Indianapolis 500 winner. Josef Newgarden will enter the season as the defending drivers’ champion.
It is the final season for Verizon Communications as the series sponsor as well as being the final season that the series will be broadcast by both ABC and NBC Sports. A new series sponsor will be introduced and NBC will be the sole broadcaster for the series beginning in the 2019 season.