IndyCar entry list for 2021 St. Pete Grand Prix

IndyCar 2021 entry list St. Pete
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The lineup of 24 cars will remain unchanged on the entry list from the 2021 season opener as the NTT IndyCar Series moves from Alabama to Florida for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (noon ET, NBC).

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson (who will be running 13 road and street courses this season but could make his Indy 500 debut next year) will make his second start after finishing 19th at Barber Motorsports Park in his IndyCar debut.

St. Pete will mark the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion’s first start on a street course (and unlike Barber, Johnson was unable to test at St. Pete).

Alex Palou became a first-time IndyCar winner at Barber, while Pato O’Ward finished fourth from the pole in bidding for his first victory. O’Ward finished second to Josef Newgarden at St. Pete in last October’s 2020 season finale.

ENTRY LIST: Click here for who will be racing in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

WEEKEND SCHEDULE: All the times for cars on track for the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Newgarden is the two-time defending winner at St. Pete, where the Team Penske will try to rebound after triggering a multicar crash on the first lap at Barber.

This will be the 18th IndyCar race at the 14-turn, 1.8-mile temporary street course on the streets of downtown St. Petersburg.

Six-time and defending series champion Scott Dixon still is seeking his first victory at St. Pete, where he has four runner-up finishes.

Here is the entry list for the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

In addition to the NTT IndyCar Series, all three Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires ladder series also will be racing at St. Petersburg this weekend. Here are links to the entry lists for Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000.


START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG (all times ET):

Friday

4:15-5 p.m.: IndyCar practice, Peacock Premium

Saturday

9:45-10:30 a.m.: IndyCar practice, Peacock Premium

1:45-3 p.m.: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg qualifying (three rounds), Peacock Premium (10 p.m. replay on NBCSN)

Sunday

9:05-9:35 a.m.: IndyCar warmup, Peacock Premium

Noon: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (100 laps / 181 miles), NBC

12:35 p.m.: Command to start engines

12:42 p.m.: Green flag

Peacock to stream all Supercross and Motocross races in 2023, plus inaugural SuperMotocross Championship

Peacock Supercross Motocross 2023
Feld Entertainment, Inc.
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NBC Sports and Feld Motor Sports announced that Peacock and the NBC family of networks will stream all 31 races of the combined Monster Energy Supercross, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and the newly created SuperMotocross World Championship beginning January 7, 2023 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California and ending October 14 in the place where Supercross was born: the Los Angeles Coliseum.

The combined series will create a 10-month calendar of events, making it one of the longest professional sports’ seasons in the United States.

The agreement is for multiple years. The season finale will air live on Peacock and the USA Network.

Peacock will present live coverage of all races, qualifying and heats across both series. The 31 total races will mark a record for the combined number of Supercross and Pro Motocross events that NBC Sports will present in a single season.

NBC, USA Network and CNBC will provide coverage of all races, including the SuperMotocross World Championship Playoffs and Final, through 2023 and beyond. For more information about the Peacock streaming service, click here.

“With our wide array of live and original motorsports offerings, Peacock is a natural home for Supercross and Pro Motocross races,” said Rick Cordella, Chief Commercial Officer, Peacock. “We’re looking forward to providing fans with an easily-accessible destination to find every race all season long, including the exciting finish with the newly formed SuperMotocross World Championship.”

MORE: A conversation about media rights created the new SuperMotocross World Championship Series

The NBC family of networks has been home to Supercross for the past several seasons and this is a continuation of that relationship. The media rights for both series expired at the end of 2022, which allowed Supercross and Motocross to combine their efforts.

In fact, it was that conversation that led to the formation of the SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX).

The SMX series will begin on September 9, 2023 after the conclusion of the Pro Motocross season. Points will accumulate from both series to seed the SMX championship, which creates a record number of unified races.

“The SuperMotocross World Championship adds a new dimension to the annual Supercross and Pro Motocross seasons that will result in crowning the ultimate World Champion,” said Stephen C. Yaros, SVP Global Media and Supercross for Feld Motor Sports. “We are thrilled to be extending our relationship with NBC Sports so our fans can watch all the racing action streaming live on Peacock and the option to also watch select rounds on NBC, USA Network and CNBC.”

Complete 2023 coverage schedules for Supercross, Pro Motocross and the SuperMotocross World Championship on Peacock, NBC, USA Network and CNBC will be announced in the near future.