INDYCAR Announces Television Schedule for 2021; Long Beach Confirmed as Season Finale
The Sept. 24-26 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will be the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season finale and will air live on NBC Sports Network at noon PT (3 p.m. ET).
The announcement was made along with NBC Sports’ and INDYCAR’s release of the full 2021 INDYCAR SERIES telecast schedule, featuring a record nine races on broadcast network NBC.
Six of the first eight races of the season will air on NBC, including the season-opening Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday, April 18, at noon PT/3 p.m. ET.
The 17-race season, which will be exclusively presented across NBC Sports, also features the inaugural presentation of the Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, Aug. 8, at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Highlights of NBC Sports’ 2021 INDYCAR schedule, which features a mix of ovals, road and street courses, include:
- The 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 30, with coverage on NBC beginning at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET;
- Six of the first eight races of the season will air on NBC, including the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (April 25), the GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course (May 15) and the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear doubleheader (June 12-13);
- The inaugural presentation of the Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, Aug. 8, at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN;
- Return of the INDYCAR-NASCAR doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, headlining a revamped Brickyard Weekend on Aug. 14-15, with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES race on Saturday, Aug. 14, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN;
- The record nine NTT INDYCAR SERIES races on NBC also include INDYCAR’s race at Mid-Ohio on July 4 and the season ending West Coast swing in Portland (Sunday, Sept. 12) and Laguna Seca (Sunday, Sept. 19);
- The season concludes with one of INDYCAR’s longest-running events – the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach – on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Following is NBC Sports’ 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES race schedule (all times Eastern):
|Sun., April 18||Barber Motorsports Park||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Sun., April 25||Streets of St. Petersburg||NBC||12 p.m.|
|Sat., May 1||Texas Motor Speedway – Race 1||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Sun., May 2||Texas Motor Speedway – Race 2||NBCSN||5 p.m.|
|Sat., May 15||Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course)||NBC||2:30 p.m.|
|Sun., May 30||The 105th Indianapolis 500||NBC||11 a.m.|
|Sat., June 12||Raceway at Belle Isle Park/Detroit – Race 1||NBC||2 p.m.|
|Sun., June 13||Raceway at Belle Isle Park/Detroit – Race 2||NBC||12 p.m.|
|Sun., June 20||Road America||NBCSN||12 p.m.|
|Sun., July 4||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||NBC||12 p.m.|
|Sun., July 11||Streets of Toronto||NBCSN||12 p.m.|
|Sun., Aug. 8||Streets of Nashville||NBCSN||5:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Aug. 14||Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course)||NBCSN||12:30 p.m.|
|Sat., Aug. 21||World Wide Technology Raceway||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sun., Sept. 12||Portland International Raceway||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Sun, Sept. 19||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Sun, Sept. 26||Streets of Long Beach||NBCSN||3 p.m.|