INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Jan. 10, 2022) – NBC Sports and INDYCAR have announced the broadcast start times for the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule, which will feature a record 14 races on broadcast network NBC, headlined by the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 29 at iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with coverage on NBC beginning at 11 a.m. (ET). World Wide Technology Raceway’s annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline will air live on the USA Network on August 20 at 6 p.m. Eastern.
The first six races of the season will air on NBC, including the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding at noon (ET) Sunday, Feb. 27.
NBC Sports will also present the third consecutive year of the INDYCAR-NASCAR doubleheader July 30-31 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, with the INDYCAR race at noon (ET) Saturday, July 30 on NBC.
Highlights of NBC Sports’ 2022 INDYCAR schedule include:
* The 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 29, on NBC, with coverage beginning at 11 a.m. (ET).
* The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach returns to NBC at 3 p.m. (ET) Sunday, April 10.
* The third consecutive year of the INDYCAR-NASCAR doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course the weekend of July 30-31, with the INDYCAR race on Saturday, July 30 on NBC.
* The much-anticipated second iteration of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville, and first presentation of the race on network television, will air at 3 p.m. (ET) Sunday, Aug. 7 on NBC.
* The season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will be presented at 3 p.m. (ET) Sunday, Sept. 11 on NBC.
Peacock will exclusively stream an NTT INDYCAR SERIES race for the first time in 2022 when the Honda Indy Toronto race will be held at 3 p.m. (ET) Sunday, July 17. Peacock will simulstream all races airing on NBC and all qualifying and practice sessions, as well as coverage surrounding the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, Indy Lights races, race day warmups and full-event replays of 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES races also will be available on Peacock.
NBC Sports’ 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES coverage schedule:
Date, Race/Track, Network/Platform, Time
Sunday, Feb. 27 — Streets of St. Petersburg, NBC, Noon
Sunday, March 20 — Texas Motor Speedway, NBC, 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 — Streets of Long Beach, NBC, 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 1 — Barber Motorsports Park, NBC, 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 14 — Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course), NBC, 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 29 — The 106th Indianapolis 500, NBC, 11 a.m.
Sunday, June 5 –Raceway at Belle Isle Park/Detroit, USA Network, 3 p.m.
Sunday, June 12 — Road America, NBC, 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 3 — Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, NBC, Noon
Sunday, July 17 — Streets of Toronto, Peacock, 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 23 — Iowa Speedway – Race 1, NBC, 4 p.m.
Sunday, July 24 — Iowa Speedway – Race 2, NBC, 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 30 — Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course), NBC, Noon
Sunday, Aug. 7 — Streets of Nashville, NBC, 3 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20 — World Wide Technology Raceway Bommarito Automotive Group 500, USA Network, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4 — Portland International Raceway, NBC, 3 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11 — WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, NBC, 3 p.m.
About World Wide Technology Raceway
World Wide Technology Raceway is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 600 acres, WWTR is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. WWTR’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, recently-expanded 2.0-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility, a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue and the Gateway Drive-In Theater at World Wide Technology Raceway (a drive-in entertainment venue able to accommodate 3,000 cars). WWTR acquired Gateway National Golf Links, adjacent to the speedway property, in 2019. WWTR was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from the St. Louis Attractions Association. In 2018, owner and CEO Curtis Francois received the Innovator Award from the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission in recognition of his work for restoring World Wide Technology Raceway (known then as Gateway Motorsports Park) to prominence. The 2021 season marked Francois’ 10th year as owner and CEO of WWTR.