IndyCar Iowa Doubleheader: Begin Instances, Schedules, Stream

IndyCar begin instances: Iowa Speedway is again on the NTT IndyCar Sequence schedule and so is the doubleheader of the race weekend.

The one brief observe on the 2022 schedule additionally marks the one Saturday-Sunday race as Iowa hosts Hy-Vee Race Weekend with occasions on consecutive days following final yr’s absence in IndyCar’s return.

There are 26 automobiles registered for the 250 offered by DoorDash and the Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300 offered by Google, equaling IndyCar’s largest fields in Iowa (2008 and 11).

Within the observe’s most up-to-date look on the schedule, Iowa hosted one in every of 5 race weekend duals within the pandemic-disrupted 2020 schedule. Crew Penske received 17-18. the July 2000 race with wins by Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden, who leads lively drivers with three wins in Iowa.

Penske has received 5 of the final six on the 0.894-mile oval, the place IndyCar has held 15 races since 2007. Andretti Autosport has seven wins there.

Moreover Newgarden, the one different lively winners on the Newton, Iowa observe are Meyer Shank Racing teammates Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves (in 2017).

Starpower abounds at Iowa Speedway — with Tim McGraw, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton taking part in trackside concert events throughout the HyVee-sponsored weekend — and a few of IndyCar’s greatest names nonetheless seeking to hit victory lane for the primary time. Iowa. Scott Dixon, Pato O’Ward, Will Energy, Alexander Rossi and Colton Herta are amongst these but to win on the observe east of Des Moines.

Though they have not raced there in two years, a number of groups (together with Chip Ganassi Racing, Andretti Autosport, Penske and Arrow McLaren SP) have examined in Iowa over the previous three weeks.

“We examined there and Penske was robust there,” defending collection champion Alex Palou of Ganassi instructed NBC Sports activities in a July 7 interview (previous to his contract breach). “It is going to be robust. I am wanting ahead to all of the highway races, however then there are locations like Iowa the place our objective is to not win. It is to complete within the prime 10 in each races. Get by this race and this weekend and push the others in.

Ganassi has simply two wins in Iowa, shedding to Dan Wheldon in 2008 and Dario Franchitti in 2009.

Within the 2022 season, Penske’s solely repeat winners by 10 races are Scott McLaughlin (Toronto, St. Petersburg) and Newgarden (Texas, Lengthy Seaside, Street America).

Listed below are the main points and IndyCar begin instances at Iowa Speedway this weekend (all instances are ET):


TV: Saturday’s contest at 4:00 PM ET on NBC; Sunday’s contest at 3:00 PM ET on NBC. Each contests may even be streamed through Peacock Premium, the NBC Sports activities App and Peacock Premium can also be streaming for each apply and qualifying. (Click on right here for Peacock registration info.)

Kevin Lee is the announcer with analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. Dave Burns and Dillon Welch are pit reporters. For IndyCar’s 2022 NBC Sports activities schedule, click on right here.

RADIO SHOW: IndyCar and Indy Lights races, apply and qualifying classes can be broadcast reside on community associates SiriusXM 160, and the IndyCar app.

COMMANDS TO START ENGINES: 16:01 Saturday; 15:25 on Sunday

GREEN FLAGS: 16:06 Saturday; 16:30 on Sunday

POSTRACE SHOW ON THE PEACOCK FLAG: After the race, Peacock will air an unique post-race present with driver interviews, post-race evaluation and a podium presentation. To look at the prolonged post-race present, click on on the particular Peacock stream after Sunday’s race.

Peacock additionally streams apply and qualifying. The competition may even be streamed on Peacock (along with NBC Sports activities App / streams and NBC protection).

PRACTICE: Friday, 4:30 PM ET (Peacock Premium)

QUALIFICATION: Saturday at 10.30am (Peacock Premium), two laps with one automotive (the primary determines the line-up for Saturday’s race, the second determines the line-up for Sunday’s race)

COMPETITION PROMOTIONS: Saturday’s race is 250 laps/223.5 miles on the 0.894-mile oval. Sunday’s race is within the 300/268.2 lap.

TIRE DISTRIBUTION: The groups have 14 units throughout the doubleheader weekend

FORECAST: Saturday is predicted to be 97 levels with a 17% probability of rain, based on Sunday is predicted to be 83 levels on the inexperienced flag with a 5% probability of rain.

INDYCAR ENTRY LISTS: Click on right here for Saturday’s race l Click on right here for Sunday’s race

INDY LIGHTS ENTRIES LIST: Click on right here to see the 13 drivers competing on Saturday


(All instances are east)

Friday, July 22

15:15: Indy Lights apply

16:30: IndyCar apply, 90 minutes (Peacock Premium)

Saturday, July 23

9:30 a.m.: Indy Lights Qualifying

10:30 within the morning: IndyCar qualifies for each races (Peacock Premium)

12:15 p.m.: Indy Lights Race (Peacock Premium, 75 laps / 67.05 miles)

14:00: Tim McGraw live performance

16:00: 250 offered by DoorDash (NBC, 250 laps / 223.5 miles)

18:30: Florida Georgia Line Live performance

Sunday, July 24

13:00: Gwen Stefani live performance

15.00: Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300 powered by Google (NBC, 300 laps / 268.2 miles)

18:15: Blake Shelton live performance

Leave a Comment

A note to our visitors

This website has updated its privacy policy in compliance with changes to European Union data protection law, for all members globally. We’ve also updated our Privacy Policy to give you more information about your rights and responsibilities with respect to your privacy and personal information. Please read this to review the updates about which cookies we use and what information we collect on our site. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our updated privacy policy.