2016 Arenacross schedule announced

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The AMSOIL Arenacross series announced its schedule for the 2016 season, and it includes 14 rounds – six of which are new stops for the series – culminating with the championship-deciding finale in Las Vegas on May 6-8.

Kyle Regal will return to defend his title after edging out his rival Jacob Hayes this past season. Their battle came down to the final round, with Regal earning his first career championship after the two riders made contact on the opening lap of the main event, setting the stage for more drama to potentially carry over into next season.

The series also features Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, a recently-implemented developmental program that riders must now go through in order to qualify for the Monster Energy Supercross series. As a result, some of the sport’s top prospects can be seen in Arenacross before graduating to supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. While next year’s crop of riders participating is still to be determined, among the riders going through the process this past season were GEICO Honda’s Jordon Smith and KTM Orange Brigade’s Alex Frye – both of whom turned pro this year.

Below is the schedule, which kicks off in Cincinnati and includes the series’ first-ever stop in Southern California on April 2-3 and its first outdoor race the following weekend at the Salinas Sports Complex.

2016 Arenacross Schedule
January 9-10: US Bank Arena, Cincinnati
January 15-17: Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore
January 22-24: PPL Center, Allentown, Pa.
January 30-31 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.
February 4-7: Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colo.
February 13-14: CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb.
February 20-21: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla.
February 27-28: BJCC Complex, Birmingham, Ala.
March 12-13: Cajun Dome, Lafayette, La.
April 2-3: Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, Calif.
April 9-10: Salinas Sports Complex, Salinas, Calif.
April 16-17: Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash.
April 22-24: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa, Idaho
May 6-8: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas

IndyCar releases schedule for 2023 season

IndyCar schedule 2023
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The NTT IndyCar Series’ 2023 schedule will feature the same number of races and tracks as this season with some minor reshuffling of dates.

IndyCar will open the 2023 season March 5 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, and will conclude Sept. 10 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. The 107th Indy 500 will take place May 28 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The 17-race schedule will conclude with a stretch of eight races in the final nine weeks.

“The NTT IndyCar Series is on an impactful upward trajectory, making progress at a pace that befits our thrilling style of competition,” Penske Entertainment Corp. president and CEO Mark Miles said in a release. “The 2023 season provides an opportunity to further build on this trend, bringing our sport and its stars to more markets and households and reaching new consumers across the globe.”

There will be 15 events on NBC: 13 races (including six of the final seven) plus Indy 500 qualifying May 20-21. There also are three races on USA Network and the Toronto race exclusively on Peacock. All races on NBC and USA also will have live simulstreams on Peacock.

In partnership with NBC Sports, the 2022 IndyCar season was the most-watched in six years and the most-watched across NBC Sports on record. The 2022 season also was the most streamed season on record.

“We’re very excited for our 2023 NTT IndyCar Series schedule and to build on this past season’s viewership milestones,” NBC Sports vice president of programming Mike Perman said in a release. “In providing comprehensive coverage across NBC, Peacock and USA Network, NBC Sports is once again looking forward to telling the stories of these world-class drivers and this compelling series.”

Notable elements on the 2023 schedule:

–There will be the same balance of seven road course races, five street courses and five ovals.

–St. Pete will be the season opener for the 13th time.

–The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix will move from Belle Isle to the streets of downtown.

–The NASCAR doubleheader weekend at the IMS road course will shift to mid-August.

–The World Wide Technology Raceway event will move from Saturday to Sunday.

Start times for the 2023 events will be announced at a later date.

Here’s the 2023 IndyCar schedule:


Date Race/Track Network/Platform
Sun., March 5 Streets of St. Petersburg NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 2 Texas Motor Speedway NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 16 Streets of Long Beach NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 30 Barber Motorsports Park NBC, Peacock
Sat., May 13 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) NBC, Peacock
Sun., May 28 The 107th Indianapolis 500 NBC, Peacock
Sun., June 4 Streets of Detroit NBC, Peacock
Sun., June 18 Road America USA Network, Peacock
Sun., July 2 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course USA Network, Peacock
Sun., July 16 Streets of Toronto Peacock
Sat., July 22 Iowa Speedway – Race 1 NBC, Peacock
Sun., July 23 Iowa Speedway – Race 2 NBC, Peacock
Sun., Aug. 6 Streets of Nashville NBC, Peacock
Sat., Aug. 12 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) USA Network, Peacock
Sun., Aug. 27 World Wide Technology Raceway NBC, Peacock
Sun., Sept. 3 Portland International Raceway NBC, Peacock
Sun., Sept. 10 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca NBC, Peacock

*dates and networks/platforms are subject to change