The IndyCar Series announced the 17-race schedule for the 2022 season on Wednesday.
The 2018 IndyCar schedule was released on October 3rd, 2017. The race will be held in 17 different cities, with the season ending at Sonoma Raceway in California.
MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA – The expanded relationship between IndyCar and NBC Sports has resulted in a bonus for next year’s calendar, which is already set to show a record amount of races on network television.
In July, NBC announced a three-year contract with the network, which included a record 13 races. On IndyCar’s 17-race calendar published Sunday before of its race at Laguna Seca, that number was increased to 14.
Next year’s finale will be held on September 11 at the permanent road course, two weeks before the current season finishes. IndyCar’s 2021 season comes to a close next Sunday in Long Beach.
27 February – St. Petersburg’s Streets Texas Motor Speedway, March 20 10th of April – Long Beach Streets Barber Motorsports Park opens on May 1st. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course will be open to the public on May 14th. The Indianapolis 500 takes place on May 29th. 5 June – Belle Isle Park Raceway The 12th of June is Road America. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 3rd 17th of July – Toronto’s Streets Iowa Speedway, July 23 Iowa Speedway, July 24 30th of July – IMS Road Course 7th of August – Nashville’s Streets The World Wide Technology Raceway will be held on August 20th. The Portland International Raceway will host a race on September 4th. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Sept. 11
For the first time since 2004, Long Beach will resume its usual April start date next season, which will begin in February. The IndyCar Series will kick off its season on February 27 in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, a week after NASCAR’s Daytona 500. It will be the series’ earliest start since 2003.
The inaugural race is the first of six IndyCar races that will be broadcast on NBC. The June race at Belle Isle in Detroit and the August race outside of St. Louis will both be shown on USA Network. The event will take place the week following the Indianapolis 500, on May 29, and will be a single race rather than a doubleheader.
Because of the coronavirus epidemic, Toronto is back on the calendar after a two-year hiatus, and the July 17 race is the only one that NBC has chosen to broadcast exclusively on Peacock. Despite the fact that all 17 races would be broadcast on Peacock, the Toronto race will be webcast exclusively.
Despite previous complaints about IndyCar’s compatibility with the traction compound used to treat the track for NASCAR, Texas Motor Speedway remains on the calendar. However, the race is moved to March and is a key oval event before the Indy 500.
Long Beach’s rescheduling to April 10 gave it its first network broadcast appearance in 15 years. For the 38th year, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will host IndyCar during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
More over half of the 2022 events have been on the calendar for 19 years or more. Iowa is one of the more recent events, but its July doubleheader brings it back after a one-year hiatus.
“The variety and required versatility from our drivers are important, distinguishing attributes of IndyCar racing,” said Mark Miles, President and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corp. “This calendar provides a level of balance between temporary street circuits, road courses, and ovals, and that variety and required versatility from our drivers are important, distinguishing attributes of IndyCar racing,” he added. “Our excellent posture and continuing momentum are shown by the consistency of our events and the increase in the number of teams.”
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