The details of NBC Sports’ first year as the exclusive media rights partner of INDYCAR are laid out in the 2019 broadcast schedule, which features all 17 IndyCar Series races sorted to either NBC or NBCSN.
The schedule is highlighted by a 60-percent increase in network coverage over 2018, with NBC scheduled to carry eight races including both Indianapolis Motor Speedway events, the Detroit doubleheader, Road America and the season’s final two races at Portland International Raceway and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
The remainder of the season will air on NBCSN, including three Saturday night races under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway, Iowa Speedway and Gateway Motorsports Park.
Beyond linear delivery through traditional networks, IndyCar content will also be available to INDYCAR Pass subscribers through the NBC Sports Gold digital service. While pricing is unannounced, INDYCAR confirmed that the online service will feature live practice and qualifying sessions, same-day race streams and Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires events.
IndyCar’s time being shown solely on NBC Sports will begin on the weekend of March 8–10, 2019 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
|Sunday, March 10||Streets of St. Petersburg||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Sunday, March 24||Circuit of The Americas||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Sunday, April 7||Barber Motorsports Park||NBCSN||4 p.m.|
|Sunday, April 14||Streets of Long Beach||NBCSN||4 p.m.|
|Sunday, May 11||Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Sunday, May 26||Indianapolis 500||NBC||11 a.m.|
|Saturday, June 1||Raceway at Belle Isle Park||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Sunday, June 2||Raceway at Belle Isle Park||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Saturday, June 8||Texas Motor Speedway||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sunday, June 23||Road America||NBC||Noon|
|Sunday, July 14||Streets of Toronto||NBCSN||3 p.m.|
|Saturday, July 20||Iowa Speedway||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Sunday, July 28||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Sunday, Aug. 18||Pocono Raceway||NBCSN||2 p.m.|
|Saturday, Aug. 24||Gateway Motorsports Park||NBCSN||8 p.m.|
|Sunday, Sept. 1||Portland International Raceway||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Sunday, Sept. 22||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca||NBC||2:30 p.m.|