IndyCar: Indianapolis race not being broadcast on NBC

Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing, Indianapolis, IndyCar (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing, Indianapolis, IndyCar (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

Saturday afternoon’s IndyCar race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is one of only a handful of races not on NBC during the 2023 season.

IndyCar is back on the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend for its second race on the track’s road course this season.

The 2023 season is the fourth consecutive season during which multiple races have been scheduled for the 13-turn, 2.439-mile (3.925-kilometer) Speedway, Indiana road course, which was added to the schedule for the first time back in 2014.

There weren’t originally multiple races scheduled at the track in 2020, but with COVID-19-related restrictions resulting in many other canceled events, the series returned to the track owned by new series owner Roger Penske for an additional doubleheader weekend.

In 2021 and 2022, the track hosted two races each, and that is set to be the case again in 2023. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou dominated the race back in May before the Indy 500 to become the eighth different winner in 14 races at the track.

All eight winners at the track have won at least one of the most recent nine events at the venue, dating back to Simon Pagenaud’s impressive win in the rain back in 2019. The only two-time winner during that stretch is Will Power, who owns a series-high five wins at the track.

But unlike the May IndyCar race at the track, Saturday afternoon’s Gallagher Grand Prix is not set to be broadcast live on NBC.

This race is the last of four races on the 17-race schedule which is not on NBC’s broadcast schedule. The first two at Road America and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in June and July, respectively, were aired on USA Network.

The race at Exhibition Place in July was the lone Peacock exclusive on the schedule. Saturday’s 82-lap race is set to be shown live on USA Network, though like every other race, it will also be available for streaming on Peacock for fans who have purchased subscriptions to Peacock Premium or Peacock Premium Plus.

Beyond this weekend’s race, the three remaining races on the schedule at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Portland International Raceway, and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca are all set to air live on NBC.

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is scheduled to host the Gallagher Grand Prix on Saturday, August 12. USA Network is set to broadcast the race live starting at 2:00 p.m. ET. Be sure to start a free trial of FuboTV today and don’t miss it!