IndyCar Grand Prix begin times: Arrange, TELEVISION channel, live stream info – NBC Sports – Motorsports

2July 2020

The NTT IndyCar Series will open a difficult stretch of five races in 2 weeks with its very first road course of the season. Saturday’s seventh annual GMR Grand Prix ( midday ET, NBC and the NBC Sports app)on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course will be followed by weekend doubleheaders at Roadway America (July 11-12) and Iowa Speedway (July 17-18). The IndyCar Grand Prix start times and all the details you require to know can be found below.

After nearly a three-month delay because of the unique coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the season opened June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway. The season’s 2nd race Saturday at Indy will be the first of 13 occasions (consisting of the 104th Indianapolis 500) packed into just more than 3 months.

“We’re basically starting (the season) in July, and October it’s going to be over,” said Group Penske’s Simon Pagenaud, the defending winner of the GMR Grand Prix. “It’s just as numerous races in half a season. It’s going to be compact, intense.

“I believe the big teams may have an advantage for sure since of the quantity of people they have dealing with them. The smaller sized groups, on the other hand, it’s going to be hard for them due to the fact that of all the work they have to do for all these weeks.”

Pagenaud (who also won the inaugural race on the IMS roadway course with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2014) and teammate Perseverance have actually integrated to offer Group Penske 5 successive triumphes in the GMR Grand Prix.

The record for consecutive victories at a track is six, held by Andretti Autosport (which won at Iowa Speedway with 4 chauffeurs from 2010-15) and Chip Ganassi Racing (which won at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course from 2009-14 with three chauffeurs).

This IMS race weekend currently will be historical as IndyCar will share the track with NASCAR’s leading 2 series for the first time (the Xfinity Series races the road course Saturday; the Cup Series will be on the 2.5-mile oval Sunday). However interaction will be limited as chauffeurs from IndyCar and Cup will not intermingle since of pandemic constraints, and the races will be held without crowds.

“Realistically we wish we might see both fan bases connecting and everyone there together,” Conor Daly stated. “We’ll still wait on that. But I believe it’s an exciting sign ideally for the future. If we can collaborate, that would be terrific. This is a synergy. For motorsports to be successful, hopefully, we can all assist each other.”

Here are the information and IndyCar Grand Prix begin times for the second race of the season (perpetuity are ET):


TELEVISION information, IndyCar Grand Prix begin times

Friday

— IndyCar practice: 11:30 a.m., NBC Sports Gold

— IndyCar qualifying: 4:30 p.m., NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

— IndyCar warmup: 9 a.m., NBC Sports Gold

— IndyCar GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis: Noon, NBC GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis race info RADIO: The

race will air live on network affiliates, Sirius 211, XM 205, indycar.com and the IndyCar Mobile app powered by NTT DATA. All practices and certifying are available on indycar.com and the IndyCar Mobile app, with qualifying likewise airing on Sirius 211 and XM 205. DISTANCE: The race is 80 laps (195.12 miles)around

Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile, roadway course. PUSH TO PASS: 200 seconds of overall time, with an optimal time of

20 seconds peractivation. TIRE ALLOCATION: Firestone will supply 7 sets of primary tires; four sets

of alternates(an eighth set of main tires is available to rookies ). PROJECTION: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 89 degrees with a 21%chance of rain at the

green flag. DEFENDING RACE WINNER: Simon Pagenaud DEFENDING POLE WINNER: Felix Rosenqvist, 1:08.2785, 128.597 miles per hour QUALIFYING RECORD: Perseverance, 1:07.7044, 129.687 mph, May 12, 2017(Embed In Round 3 of knockout

qualifying )ENTRY LIST: Who will be racing in the GMR Grand Prix SPOTTERS’GUIDE: Click on this link to see the paint schemes for the 26 vehicles in Saturday’s race. QUICK TRUTHS: This will be the seventh NTT IndyCar Series race on the IMS roadway course. Simon Pagenaud and Will Power are the only drivers to win on the layout. Pagenaud won the inaugural race in 2014

, ’16 and last season,; Power won in 2015, ’17 and ’18– all from the lead. … Scott Dixon won the Genesys 300 on June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway and is 3rd on the all-time success list with 47 wins. Dixon has yet to win on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course however finished second in the GMR Grand Prix the previous 3 seasons. … Twelve motorists– Marco Andretti, Sebastien Bourdais, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Perseverance, Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato.– raced in the 6 previous runnings of the GMR Grand Prix. Bourdais, Castroneves and Kanaan aren’t entered this year. … Kanaan’s record streak of 318 successive race starts will end Saturday after beginning June 2001 at Portland. Scott Dixon will end up being the brand-new active leader when he makes his 260th consecutive start Saturday. … Rookies Oliver Askew, Dalton Kellett, Alex Palou and Rinus VeeKay will be making their debuts on the IMS roadway course, as will Sage Karam. NBCSPORTS.COM PROTECTION: Below are links to IndyCar stories this week on Motorsports Talk. NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson will check July 8 with Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar motorists take ‘extreme safety measure’ to avoid COVID-19 Weekend IndyCar schedule for the GMR Grand Prix Entry list for the GMR Grand Prix Source: motorsports.nbcsports.com

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