Here are your TV times for Honda Indy Toronto


The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to Exhibition Place for the Honda Indy Toronto this weekend. Here’s all the requisite TV times and info:


The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series rolls north of the border this weekend for the Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place this Sunday on CNBC. Josef Newgarden (Ed Carpenter Racing) dominated the field at the Indy Iowa Corn 300 last Sunday, leading 282 of 300 laps en route to his first career oval victory and setting the IndyCar record for most laps led in a race.

Newgarden, who won last year’s Honda Indy Toronto, now currently sits in second position in the driver standings with 336 points, 73 points behind leader Simon Pagenaud (Penske; 409 points). Will Power (Penske), who finished in second place in Iowa following back-to-back wins at Detroit and Road America, is currently in third place (334 points).

Coverage begins Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with live qualifying, prior to Sunday’s live race coverage at 2:30 p.m. ET on CNBC. NBCSN will also air an encore presentation of the race Sunday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Leigh Diffey (play-by-play) will call the action alongside Toronto native Paul Tracy, who won at Toronto in 1993 and 2003, and Townsend Bell. Reporters Jon Beekhuis, Katie Hargitt, Robin Miller and Kevin Lee will report from the pits.

Date Program Time (ET) Network
Sat., July 16 IndyCar Honda Indy Toronto – Qualifying 1:30 p.m. NBCSN
Sun., July 17 IndyCar Honda Indy Toronto 2:30 p.m. CNBC
IndyCar Honda Indy Toronto (Encore) 5:30 p.m. NBCSN

IndyCar disappointed by delay of video game but aiming to launch at start of 2024

IndyCar video game 2024

An IndyCar executive said there is “absolutely” disappointment that its long-awaited video game recently was delayed beyond its target date, but the series remains optimistic about the new title.

“Well, I don’t know how quick it will be, but the whole situation is important to us,” Penske Entertainment president and CEO Mark Miles said during a news conference Monday morning to announce IndyCar’s NTT title sponsorship. “Motorsport Games has spent a lot of money, a lot of effort to create an IndyCar title. What we’ve seen of that effort, which is not completely obvious, is very reassuring.

“I think it’s going to be outstanding. That’s our shared objective, that when it is released, it’s just widely accepted. A great credit both to IndyCar racing, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, something that our fans love.”

In June 2021, IndyCar announced a new partnership with Motorsport Games to create and distribute an IndyCar video game for the PC and Xbox and PlayStation consoles in 2023.

But during an earnings call last week, Motorsport Games said the IndyCar game had been delayed to 2024 to ensure high quality.

Somewhat compounding the delay is that IndyCar’s license for iRacing expired after the end of the 2022 season because of its exclusive agreement with Motorsport Games.

That’s resulted in significant changes for IndyCar on iRacing, which had provided a high-profile way for the series to stay visible during its 2020 shutdown from the pandemic. (Players still can race an unbranded car but don’t race on current IndyCar tracks, nor can they stream).

That’s helped ratchet up the attention on having a video game outlet for IndyCar.

“I wish we had an IndyCar title 10 years ago,” said Miles, who has been working with the organization since 2013. “We’ve been close, but we’ve had these I think speed bumps.”

IndyCar is hopeful the Motorsports Game edition will be ready at the start of 2024. Miles hinted that beta versions could be unveiled to reporters ahead of the time “to begin to show the progress in a narrow way to make sure we’ve got it right, to test the progress so that we’re ready when they’re ready.”

It’s been nearly 18 years since the release of the most recent IndyCar video game for console or PC.

“(We) better get it right,” Miles said. “It’s something we’re very close to and continue to think about what it is to make sure we get it over the line in due course.”