Sunday’s IndyCar race, the Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America presented by AMR, is set be shown live on USA Network as opposed to NBC.
After a well-deserved “off” weekend following a stretch of four straight weeks of on-track activity from mid-May through early June, IndyCar is back in action this Sunday at Road America.
The Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America presented by AMR, the eighth of 17 races on the 2023 calendar, is scheduled to take place on Sunday afternoon.
Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden, this year’s Indy 500 champion, enters the weekend as the reigning winner at the 14-turn, 4.048-mile (6.515-kilometer) Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin road course.
The driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet bounced back at the iconic venue in 2022 after losing a potential victory to eventual series champion Alex Palou due to a mechanical issue back in 2021. Palou is the current points leader, with Newgarden sitting in third place.
They qualified in third and fourth place, respectively, for Sunday afternoon’s 55-lap race. Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta and Arrow McLaren’s Pato O’Ward are set to share the front row.
Note that Sunday’s IndyCar race is set to be shown live on USA Network, not regular NBC.
For most IndyCar fans, the only major change here is which channel to select before the race begins; the announcing team remains the same as it usually is.
The final 10 races of the season include six races on NBC and three races on USA Network, with this Sunday’s race being one of the three in the latter category. All nine of those races are also set to be shown live on Peacock.
The one other race is the race on the streets of Toronto, which is a Peacock exclusive. This means that it will not air live on NBC or USA Network, much like IndyCar practice and qualifying sessions.
Unfortunately for Xfinity/Comcast customers, this race, the Honda Indy Toronto, is scheduled for Sunday, July 16, at which point Peacock will no longer be available free of charge. Xfinity/Comcast customers will need to start a paid subscription of either Peacock Premium or Peacock Premium Plus in order to retain access after Tuesday, June 26.
Tune in to USA Network at 1:00 p.m. ET this Sunday, June 18 for the live broadcast of the Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America presented by AMR. If you haven’t already done so, start a free trial of FuboTV now and don’t miss any of the upcoming races on NBC or USA Network!