What time and channel is the IndyCar race today?

Saturday July 4 sees the NTT IndyCar Series racing for only the second time this year following the break due to Covid-19 and then a one month gap since the season-opener. Here’s how to watch the action in the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis from Indy’s road course.

What time and channel is the IndyCar race today?

This race, which normally signals the start of the ‘Month of May’ at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, culminating in the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day Weekend, has been shifted by two months due to the pandemic. So instead it now signals the start of a torrent of races – five in the space of three weeks, thanks to double-headers at Road America and Iowa Speedway.

It also marks a special weekend because IndyCar and NASCAR have come together – admittedly, not in front of any fans – so that the Xfinity race here will be held for the first time on the road course, while the Brickyard 400 for the Monster Energy Cup cars will use the iconic 2.5-mile oval tomorrow.

The Grand Prix of Indianapolis was first held in 2014 and was won by Simon Pagenaud in the Schmidt Peterson Motorsport-Honda – a team that is now Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet.

Since then, only Pagenaud and Will Power have won the event so that each now hold three GP Indy victories. That means Team Penske, who hired Pagenaud in 2015, have won the last five races here.

Power took pole for the fourth time here in yesterday’s qualifying session while Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing, who has finished runner-up for the last three GP Indys, topped this morning’s warm-up session.

Race: GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis 
Date: Saturday, July 4, 2020
Start time: 12.08pm local/Eastern Time
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course

What channel is the IndyCar race on today?

The race is being shown live on NBC, with coverage beginning at 12 noon (ET) and the field due to get the green flag at 12.08pm.

In addition there are Pennzoil IndyCar Radio Network broadcasts: Mark Jaynes is chief announcer alongside analyst Davey Hamilton. Jake Query is the turn announcer with Nick Yeoman reporting from the pits. The GP of Indianapolis airs live on network affiliates, Sirius 211, XM 205, indycar.com, indycarradio.com and the IndyCar Mobile app powered by NTT DATA. All NTT IndyCar Series practices and qualifying are available on indycar.com, indycarradio.com and the IndyCar Mobile app, with qualifying also airing on Sirius 211 and XM 205.

Spotter’s guide, entry list, facts and figures for IndyCar at the GP of Indianapolis click here 

How the grid lines up for the GMR GP:

Cla Driver Team Time Gap Mph
1 Australia Will Power United States Team Penske 1'10.177   125.116
2 United Kingdom Jack Harvey United States Meyer Shank Racing 1'10.365 0.187 124.783
3 United States Colton Herta Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport 1'10.519 0.341 124.510
4 United States Graham Rahal United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 1'10.584 0.406 124.396
5 United States Oliver Askew Arrow McLaren SP 1'10.840 0.662 123.946
6 United States Josef Newgarden United States Team Penske      
7 New Zealand Scott Dixon United States Chip Ganassi Racing 1'10.199 0.021 125.079
8 United States Conor Daly United States Ed Carpenter Racing 1'10.216 0.039 125.047
9 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist United States Chip Ganassi Racing 1'10.231 0.053 125.022
10 United Kingdom Max Chilton United Kingdom Carlin 1'10.305 0.127 124.889
11 United States Alexander Rossi United States Andretti Autosport 1'10.342 0.164 124.823
12 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay United States Andretti Autosport 1'10.576 0.398 124.410
13 Mexico Patricio O'Ward Arrow McLaren SP 1'10.733 0.555 124.134
14 Sweden Marcus Ericsson United States Chip Ganassi Racing 1'10.628 0.450 124.318
15 United States Santino Ferrucci Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan 1'10.790 0.612 124.034
16 United States Spencer Pigot Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with Citrone/Buhl A 1'10.635 0.457 124.307
17 Japan Takuma Sato United States Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 1'10.885 0.707 123.868
18 Netherlands Rinus van Kalmthout United States Ed Carpenter Racing 1'10.707 0.529 124.180
19 Canada James Hinchcliffe United States Andretti Autosport 1'11.147 0.969 123.411
20 France Simon Pagenaud United States Team Penske 1'10.743 0.565 124.115
21 Spain Alex Palou Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh 1'11.181 1.003 123.352
22 United States Zach Veach United States Andretti Autosport 1'11.276 1.098 123.188
23 United States Sage Karam United States Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1'11.777 1.599 122.328
24 United States Charlie Kimball United States A.J. Foyt Enterprises 1'11.402 1.224 122.970
25 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco & Curb-Agajani 1'12.051 1.873 121.863
26 Canada Dalton Kellett United States A.J. Foyt Enterprises 1'11.587 1.409 122.653

 

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