NBC confirms times and locations for 2021 IndyCar broadcasts

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April 5, 2021 3:22 PM

NBC Sports has finalized the air times and channels where the 2021 NTT IndyCar Season will be broadcast, and of the 17 races on tap, nine will be featured on the NBC network. The eight remaining rounds are scheduled for its NBCSN cable outlet. In a new development, NBC’s Peacock live streaming platform will play host to practice and qualifying sessions, as well as significant coverage of action leading up to the Indy 500 as part of 120 hours of digital presentations.

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Altogether, NBC Sports expects to deliver more than 165 hours of broadcast and streaming content.
NBC Sports also confirmed its on-air talent for the season, noting its commentary team “will include Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Townsend Bell (analyst), and Paul Tracy (analyst) as well as pit reporters Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns, Kevin Lee, and Dillon Welch.”

Date 
Race/Track 
Network 
Time (ET) 

Sun., April 18
Barber Motorsports Park
NBC
3 p.m.

Sun., April 25
Streets of St. Petersburg
NBC
12 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., July 4
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
NBC
12 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 12
Portland International Raceway
NBC
3 p.m.

Sun, Sept. 19
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
NBC
3 p.m.

Date 
Race/Track 
Network 
Time (ET) 

Sat., May 1
Texas Motor Speedway – Race 1
NBCSN
7 p.m.

Sun., May 2
Texas Motor Speedway – Race 2
NBCSN
5 p.m.

Sun., June 20
Road America
NBCSN
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. 26
Streets of Long Beach
NBCSN
3 p.m.

 

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The 2021 season marks Marshall Pruett’s 35th year working in the sport. In his role today for RACER, Pruett covers open-wheel and sports car racing as a writer, reporter, photographer, and filmmaker. In his previous career, he served as a mechanic, engineer, and team manager in a variety of series, including IndyCar, IMSA, and World Challenge.

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