IMSA Sports Car Championship Laguna Seca: How to watch, start times, schedule, entry list

IMSA Laguna Seca start times

IMSA Laguna Seca start times: After a street course and stops at two of the country’s most famous racetracks, the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will race its first natural terrain track of 2022 this Sunday at Laguna Seca Raceway (3 p.m. ET, NBC).

This will mark the first time in six years that IMSA has raced in the spring at the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course, and Acuras will enter as the overall favorite in DPi. Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor are the defending winners in Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10, and Team Penske Acuras won in the prior two seasons.

After Meyer Shank Racing opened the season with a Rolex 24 at Daytona victory in an Acura ARX-05, the Chip Ganassi Racing Cadilllacs have won the past two races at Sebring International Raceway and on the streets of Long Beach, California. The No. 02 DPi V.R of Earl Bamber and Alex Lynn leads the points standings by three points of the No. 5 JDC-Miller MotorSports of Tristan Vautier and Richard Westbrook.

In GTD Pro, the No. 3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor overcame a rough start at Daytona to win at Sebring and take a 30-point leader over the No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche of Mathieu Jaminet and Matt Campbell.

The LMP2 category also returns at Laguna Seca after missing the Long Beach round.

Here are the start times, starting lineup, schedule and TV info for the IMSA Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at Laguna Seca (all times are ET):

IMSA Laguna Seca start times, schedule, TV info

When: Sunday, 3:10 p.m. ET

Race distance: Two hours, 40 minutes on the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course

Forecast: According to, it’s expected to be 57 degrees with a 3% chance of rain at the green flag.

Entry list: Click here to see the 32-car field over four divisions for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at Laguna Seca.


TV: 3 p.m. ET, NBC, Peacock, the NBC Sports App,and will have streaming coverage of the event from flag to flag. Dave Burns is the announcer with analyst Calvin Fish and pit reporters Parker Kligerman and Matt Yocum. live qualifying stream: Saturday, April 30, 3:45 p.m. ET.

IMSA Radio: All sessions are live on and; SiriusXM live race coverage will begin Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (XM 207, Internet/App 992).


Here’s a rundown of the IMSA Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at Laguna Seca (all times ET):

Friday, April 29

11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup, Practice 1

12:25-1:10 p.m.: Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Practice 1

1:25-2:25 p.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge, Practice 1

3:25-3:55 p.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup, Practice 2

4:15-5 p.m.: Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Practice 2

5:20-6:20 p.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge, Practice 2

6:40-7:10 p.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup, Qualifying

7:30-9 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

Saturday, April 30

11:00-11:15 a.m.: Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Qualifying 1

11:20-11:35 a.m.: Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Qualifying 2

11:55 a.m.-1:40 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Practice 2

2-2:35 p.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge, Qualifying

2:50-3:30 p.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup, Race 1 of 2

3:50-4:30 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying

4:50-5:40 p.m.: Lamborhgini Super Trofeo, Race 1

7-9 p.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120

Sunday, May 1

11:00-11:20 a.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship warmup

11:40 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup, Race 2

12:40-1:30 p.m.: Lamborhgini Super Trofeo, Race 2

3:10-5:50 p.m.: Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship Presented by MOTUL

IndyCar results, points after 107th Indy 500


INDIANAPOLIS — With his first victory in the Indy 500, Josef Newgarden became the first repeat winner through six race results of the 2023 NTT IndyCar Series season and made a move in the points.

Newgarden, who celebrated with fans in the grandstands, moved from sixth to fourth in the championship standings with his 27th career victory and second this season (he also won at Texas Motor Speedway).

The Team Penske star won his 12th attempt at the Brickyard oval, tying the record for most starts before an Indy 500 victory with Tony Kanaan (2013) and Sam Hanks (1957). Newgarden, whose previous best Indy 500 finish was third with Ed Carpenter Racing in 2016, became the first Tennessee native to win the Greatest Spectacle in Racing and the first American since Alexander Rossi in 2016.

He also delivered the record 19th Indy 500 triumph to Roger Penske, whose team ended a four-year drought on the 2.5-mile oval and won for the first time since he became the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar in 2020.

Newgarden, 32, led five laps, the third-lowest total for an Indy 500 winner behind Joe Dawson (two in 1912) and Dan Wheldon (one in 2011).

The race featured 52 lead changes, the third most behind 68 in 2013 and 54 in ’16, among 14 drivers (tied with ’13 for the second highest behind 15 leaders in ’17 and ’18). Newgarden’s 0.0974-second victory over Marcus Ericsson was the fourth-closest in Indy 500 history behind 1992 (0.043 of a second for Al Unser Jr. over Scott Goodyear), 2014 (0.0600 of a second for Ryan Hunter-Reay over Helio Castroneves) and 2006 (0.0635 of a second Sam Hornish Jr. over Marco Andretti.).

It also marked only the third last-lap pass in Indy 500 history — all within the past 17 years (Hornish over Andretti in 2006; Wheldon over J.R. Hildebrand in 2011).

Ericsson’s runner-up finish was the ninth time the defending Indy 500 finished second the next year (most recently four-time winner Helio Castroneves in 2003).

Here are the IndyCar results and points standings after the 107th Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:


Click here for the official box score from the 200-lap race on a 2.5-mile oval in Indianapolis.

Lap leader summary

Full lap chart

Best section times

Full section data

Event summary

Pit stop summary

Here is the finishing order in the Indy 500 with starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (17) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 200, Running
2. (10) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 200, Running
3. (4) Santino Ferrucci, Chevrolet, 200, Running
4. (1) Alex Palou, Honda, 200, Running
5. (7) Alexander Rossi, Chevrolet, 200, Running
6. (6) Scott Dixon, Honda, 200, Running
7. (8) Takuma Sato, Honda, 200, Running
8. (16) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 200, Running
9. (21) Colton Herta, Honda, 200, Running
10. (2) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 200, Running
11. (18) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Chevrolet, 200, Running
12. (27) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet, 200, Running
13. (25) Devlin DeFrancesco, Honda, 200, Running
14. (14) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 200, Running
15. (20) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 200, Running
16. (9) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 200, Running
17. (24) Marco Andretti, Honda, 200, Running
18. (32) Jack Harvey, Honda, 199, Running
19. (30) Christian Lundgaard, Honda, 198, Running
20. (13) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 197, Contact
21. (11) Benjamin Pedersen, Chevrolet, 196, Contact
22. (33) Graham Rahal, Chevrolet, 195, Running
23. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 195, Running
24. (5) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 192, Contact
25. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 192, Contact
26. (26) Agustin Canapino, Chevrolet, 192, Contact
27. (3) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 183, Contact
28. (15) Kyle Kirkwood, Honda, 183, Contact
29. (23) David Malukas, Honda, 160, Contact
30. (19) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 149, Contact
31. (31) Sting Ray Robb, Honda, 90, Contact
32. (28) RC Enerson, Chevrolet, 75, Mechanical
33. (29) Katherine Legge, Honda, 41, Contact

Winner’s average speed: 168.193 mph; Time of Race: 2:58:21.9611; Margin of victory: 0.0974 of a second; Cautions: 5 for 27 laps; Lead changes: 52 among 14 drivers. Lap leaders: Palou 1-2; VeeKay 3; Palou 4-9; VeeKay 10-14; Palou 15-22; VeeKay 23-27; Palou 28-29; VeeKay 30-31; Rosenqvist 32; Rossi 33-34; Palou 35-39; VeeKay 40-47; Palou 48-60; VeeKay 61-63; Rosenqvist 64-65; O’Ward 66; Power 67; Herta 68; Rosenqvist 69; O’Ward 70-78; Rosenqvist 79-81; O’Ward 82-89; Rosenqvist 90-94; Ilott 95-99; Rosenqvist 100-101; O’Ward 102; Rosenqvist 103-107; O’Ward 108-109; Rosenqvist 110-113; O’Ward 114-115; Rosenqvist 116-119; O’Ward 120-122; Rosenqvist 123-124; O’Ward 125-128; Rosenqvist 129-131; Ferrucci 132; Ericsson 133-134; Castroneves 135; Rosenqvist 136; Ericsson 137-156; Newgarden 157; Ericsson 158; Ferrucci 159-168; Ericsson 169-170; Rossi 171-172; Sato 173-174; O’Ward 175-179; Hunter-Reay 180-187;
O’Ward 188-191; Ericsson 192; Newgarden 193-195; Ericsson 196-199; Newgarden 200.


Click here for the points tally in the race.

Here are the points standings after the GMR Grand Prix:



Engine manufacturers

Pit stop performance

Top 10 in points: Palou 219, Ericsson 199, O’Ward 185, Newgarden 182, Dixon 162, McLaughlin 149, Rossi 145, Grosjean 139, Power 131, Herta 130.

Rest of the standings: Lundgaard 122, Kirkwood 113, Rosenqvist 113, Ilott 111, Ferrucci 96, VeeKay 96, Rahal 94, Malukas 84, Armstrong 77, Daly 73, Castroneves 69, Harvey 65, DeFrancesco 63, Canapino 61, Pagenaud 55, Pedersen 51, Robb 47, Sato 37, Carpenter 27, Hunter-Reay 20, Kanaan 18, Andretti 13, Enerson 5, Legge 5.

Next race: The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, which has moved from Belle Isle to the streets of downtown, will take place June 4 with coverage starting on Peacock at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.