IndyCar at Gateway: How to watch, start times, TV info, schedules and streaming


IndyCar Gateway start times: The NTT IndyCar Series will wrap up its oval season Saturday night with the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway.

There are 24 cars entered, including Tony Kanaan and Ed Carpenter making their final starts of 2021. Conor Daly will shift from the No. 20 of Ed Carpenter Racing to the No. 59 of Carlin.

Rookie Romain Grosjean will be racing on an oval for the first time in his life as he weighs whether to move full time for the 2022 season. With his second runner-up finish (both on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course), the Dale Coyne Racing driver moved seven points behind Scott McLaughlin in the Rookie of the Year standings.

At 260 laps, this will be the longest IndyCar race on the 1.25-mile oval, which previously topped out at 248 laps.

Here are the details and IndyCar start times for Saturday (all times are ET):

Bommarito 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway Gateway in Madison, Ill.

TV: 8 p.m. Saturday on NBCSN and streaming on the NBC Sports App and Leigh Diffey is the announcer with analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy. Kevin Lee and Kelli Stavast are the pit reporters.


GREEN FLAG: 8:45 p.m. ET

DISTANCE: The race is 260 laps (325 miles) on a 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Illinois, near St. Louis.

PRACTICE: Saturday, 1:15-2:45 p.m. (Peacock Premium)

QUALIFYING: Saturday, 5 p.m. (Peacock Premium)

FORECAST: According to, it’s expected to be 83 degrees with a 17% chance of rain at the green flag.

ENTRY LIST: Click here for the 24 cars entered at World Wide Technology Raceway

IndyCar weekend schedule for the Bommarito 500 at Gateway

(All times ET)


12:30-1:15 p.m.: Indy Lights practice

1:30-2 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 practice

2:15-3:25 p.m.: Vintage Indy Cars

4-4:30 p.m.: Indy Lights qualifying

4:45-5:30 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 qualifying

5:45-7:10 p.m.: Vintage Indy Cars

6:30 p.m.: Indy Lights Race 1 (75 laps).

8:35 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota 200 presented by CK Power (160 laps, 200 miles)


11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.: Vintage Indy Cars

12:30-12:50 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 warmup

1:15-2:45 p.m.: IndyCar practice (Peacock Premium)

3:05-3:25 p.m.: Indy Lights warmup

3:45 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 race (55 laps or 45 minutes)

5 p.m.: IndyCar qualifying (Peacock Premium)

6:30 p.m.: Indy Lights Race 2 (75 laps)

8 p.m.: Bommarito 500 (NBCSN)


ROUND 1: Alex Palou breaks through with first victory in season opener

ROUND 2: Colton Herta puts on a sublime showing in St. Pete

ROUND 3: Scott Dixon maintains Texas dominance

ROUND 4: Pato O’Ward scores first IndyCar victory

ROUND 5: Rinus VeeKay dazzles to break through for first IndyCar triumph

ROUND 6: Helio Castroneves becomes fourth four-time Indy 500 winner

ROUND 7: Marcus Ericsson scores first IndyCar victory

ROUND 8: Pato O’Ward wins, takes points lead

ROUND 9: Alex Palou takes advantage of Josef Newgarden’s misfortune

ROUND 10: Josef Newgarden ends run of disappointments

ROUND 11Marcus Ericsson flies from last to first in Nashville

ROUND 12: Will Power dominant in first victory of the season

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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.”