Here’s how to watch the 2020 IndyCar season on NBC Sports

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There’s less than two weeks until the first round of the NTT IndyCar Series, and NBC Sports will return as the exclusive broadcast and streaming partner of America’s premier open-wheel racing series for the entire IndyCar 2020 schedule.

This year, NBC Sports will broadcast more than 300 hours of IndyCar content across NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold’s INDYCAR Pass.

NBC will air eight total races in 2020, highlighted by the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 24.

The other seven races on NBC are the GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course (Saturday, May 9), both races of the doubleheader weekend at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park (Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31), Road America (Sunday, June 21), Mid-Ohio (Sunday, Aug. 16), and the final two races of the season at Portland (Sunday, Sept. 6) and Laguna Seca (Sunday, Sept. 20).

Extensive Indy 500 coverage

NBC also has expanded its Indianapolis 500 qualifying coverage for 2020, adding a second day of broadcast coverage and two additional hours on NBC. Indy 500 qualifying will air on Saturday, May 16 from 2-5 p.m. ET on NBC with additional coverage on NBC from 1-3 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 17.

The remaining nine events of the 2020 season will air on NBCSN, beginning with the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 15. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app also will stream all races during the 2020 IndyCar season.

NBC Sports Gold’s INDYCAR PASS will provide more than 200 hours of programming in 2020, including more than 50 hours surrounding the Indianapolis 500. The pass (which is available for $54.99 annually) offers live coverage of all IndyCar practice and qualifying sessions plus live coverage of Indy Lights races and full replays of all NTT IndyCar Series races. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Gold’s INDYCAR PASS.

Below is NBC Sports’ IndyCar 2020 schedule:

Date Race/Track Network Time (ET)
 Sun, March 15  Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg  NBCSN  2:30 p.m.
 Sun., April 5  Honda Grand Prix of Alabama  NBCSN  4 p.m.
 Sun., April 19  Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach  NBCSN  4 p.m.
 Sun., April 26  AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge at Circuit of The Americas  NBCSN  3:30 p.m.
 Sat., May 9  GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway  NBC  3 p.m.
 Sun., May 24  The 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge  NBC  11 a.m.
 Sat., May 30  Chevrolet Dual in Detroit – Race 1  NBC  3 p.m.
 Sun., May 31  Chevrolet Dual in Detroit – Race 2  NBC  3 p.m.
 Sat., June 6  Texas Indy 600  NBCSN  8 p.m.
 Sun., June 21  REV Group Grand Prix at Road America  NBC  Noon
 Sat., June 27  Indy Richmond 300  NBCSN  8 p.m.
 Sun., July 12  Honda Indy Toronto  NBCSN  3 p.m.
 Sat., July 18  Iowa 300  NBCSN  8:30 p.m.
 Sun., Aug. 16  Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio  NBC  12:30 p.m.
 Sat., Aug. 22  Bommarito Automotive Group 500  NBCSN  8 p.m.
 Sun., Sept. 6  Grand Prix of Portland  NBC  3 p.m.
 Sun., Sept. 20  Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca  NBC  2:30 p.m.

 

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.