NBC SPORTS PRESENTS 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES SEASON OPENER THIS SUNDAY

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 24, 2022 – NBC Sports presents the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season opener with live coverage of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Fla.) this Sunday at 12 p.m. ET on NBC, Universo and Peacock. Pre-race coverage leads into race coverage getting underway at 12:30 p.m. ET. The race marks the first of six races airing on NBC to begin the season.

Reigning INDYCAR champion Alex Palou is part of a star-studded group of drivers that includes six-time INDYCAR champion Scott Dixon, two-time INDYCAR champion Josef Newgarden, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, four-time and defending Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves, and former Formula One racer Romain Grosjean, among others. Colton Herta looks to defend his Grand Prix of St. Petersburg race victory from last season.

The lead INDYCAR commentary team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Townsend Bell (analyst) and James Hinchcliffe (analyst) will call the race. Hinchcliffe, who will be making his 2022 INDYCAR on-air debut, won the St. Petersburg race in 2013, his first career INDYCAR victory. Marty SniderDave Burns, and Kevin Lee will provide reports from pit road.

Live coverage of qualifying, practice sessions and race-day warmups from St. Petersburg Friday-Sunday will exclusively stream on Peacock. The Indy Lights season opening race will also be presented from St. Petersburg on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET on Peacock. For more information about INDYCAR on Peacock and how to sign up, click here.

For the first time, Telemundo Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage of three races this season, including this weekend’s season opener, the Indianapolis 500 and the season finale at Laguna Seca. Emmy-award winning associate producer and network host Omar Amador will join race announcer Sergio Rodriguez to provide live commentary on the three races airing on Universo and streaming on TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes app.

The network’s coverage will highlight key Hispanic drivers, including Juan Pablo Montoya from Colombia, Pato O’Ward from Mexico and Tatiana Calderon from Colombia, who will make history by becoming the first female driver to race for the team owned by the four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt, and to have a seat in the series since Simona de Silvestro in 2013.

NBC Sports has launched a free-to-play game, INDYCAR Pick ‘Em, featuring a weekly contest for each race throughout the season with a $25,000 jackpot. INDYCAR Pick ‘Em is available for download now on the NBC Sports Predictor app powered by PointsBet (available in the App Store and Google Play Store).

BROADCAST TEAM

  • Play by Play: Leigh Diffey
  • Analysts: Townsend Bell, James Hinchcliffe
  • Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kevin Lee

HOW TO WATCH

  • TV – NBC, Universo
  • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Date Coverage Network/Streaming Time (ET)
Fri., Feb. 25 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Practice Peacock 3:40 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 26 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Practice 2 Peacock 9 a.m.
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Qualifying Peacock 12:30 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 27 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Warmup Peacock 8:45 a.m.
Indy Lights Peacock 9:30 a.m.
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Pre-Race NBC, Universo, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app 12 p.m.
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg NBC, Universo, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app 12:30 p.m.

MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS: ARLINGTON

The 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season continues this weekend from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with the second Triple Crown Event live on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on CNBC and Peacock. Last week in Minneapolis, Jason Anderson (148 pts) won his second consecutive race of the season and trails 450SX Class standings leader Eli Tomac by only three points (151 pts). Jett Lawrence won in the opening round of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class in Minneapolis.

BROADCAST TEAM

  • Play by PlayTodd Harris
  • AnalystRicky Carmichael
  • ReportersWill ChristienDaniel Blair

HOW TO WATCH

  • TV – CNBC
  • Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Date Coverage Network/Streaming Time (ET)
Sat., Feb. 26 Monster Energy Supercross – Qualifying Peacock 1:30 p.m.
Monster Energy Supercross – Race CNBC, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app 8 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 27 Monster Energy Supercross – Race* CNBC, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app 12 p.m.

*Encore presentation

INDYCAR and Monster Energy Supercross are part of NBC Sports’ “Home of Motorsports” programming throughout 2022, spanning NASCAR, IMSA, MotoGP, Monster Jam, Dakar Rally, and more.

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