IndyCar at Detroit: How to watch, start times, TV info and live streaming, schedule

IndyCar Detroit start times
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IndyCar Detroit start times: The NTT IndyCar Series will say goodbye this weekend to Belle Isle Raceway, which has played host to races for 30 years.

Next year IndyCar will move across the Detroit River to downtown D-town on a new street course that will offer viewing opportunities for fans and probably fewer encounters with the stray wildlife on Belle Isle.

IndyCar will be racing for the 30th and final time at Belle Isle. Michael Andretti won the pole position there for the first race, which Bobby Rahal won on June 7, 1992. Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves are tied with three wins apiece for most at the track.

Last year, Indy 500 winner Marcus Ericsson scored his first career victory at Detroit a day before Pato O’Ward’s win in the final IndyCar doubleheader weekend on Belle Isle.

Sunday also will mark the final postrace dip in the James Scott Memorial Fountain, a winner’s tradition that began with Ryan Hunter-Reay in 2018.

Here are the details and IndyCar start times for the Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle Raceway (all times are ET):


DETROIT GRAND PRIX INDYCAR START TIMES

TV: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET on USA Network and streaming on Peacock, the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com. Leigh Diffey is the announcer with analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. Marty Snider, Kevin Lee and Dave Burns are the pit reporters. Click here for the full NBC Sports schedule for IndyCar in 2022.

Peacock also will be the streaming broadcast for both practices and qualifying.

COMMAND TO START ENGINES: 3:38 p.m. ET

GREEN FLAG: 3:45 p.m. ET

POSTRACE SHOW ON PEACOCK: After the race’s conclusion, an exclusive postrace show will air on Peacock with driver interviews, postrace analysis and the podium presentation. To watch the extended postrace show, click over to the special stream on Peacock after Sunday’s race ends.

Peacock also will be the streaming broadcast for practices and qualifying. The race also will be streamed on Peacock (in addition to the NBC Sports App/NBCSports.com streams and the USA broadcast).

PRACTICE: Friday, 3:30 p.m. (Peacock Premium); Saturday, 8:30 a.m. (Peacock Premium); Sunday, 10:15 a.m. (Peacock Premium)

PRACTICE RESULTSSession I l Session II l Warmup l Combined

QUALIFYING: Saturday, 12:35 p.m. (Peacock Premium)

STARTING LINEUPClick here for how the 26-car field will take the green flag

RACE DISTANCE: The race is 70 laps (164.5 miles) on a 14-turn, 2.35-mile street course in Detroit.

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Six sets primary, four sets alternate, one additional set available for rookies to use in first practice. Teams must use one new set of primary and alternate tires in the race. Teams must use one new set of primary and alternate tires in the race.

PUSH TO PASS: 150 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 15 seconds per activation. The push-to-pass is not available on the initial start or any restart unless it occurs in the final two laps or three minutes of a timed race. The feature increases the power of the engine by approximately 60 horsepower.

FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 71 degrees with a 15% chance of rain at the green flag.

ENTRY LIST: Click here to view the 26 drivers racing Sunday at Detroit. Santino Ferrucci has replaced the injured Callum Ilott in the No. 77 Dallara-Chevrolet of Juncos-Hollinger Racing.

INDY LIGHTS RACES: Saturday, 11:30 a.m., 25 laps/45 minutes (Peacock Premium); Sunday, 12:10 p.m., 30 laps/55 minutes (Peacock Premium)

INDY LIGHTS ENTRY LIST: Click here for the 13 drivers entered


DETROIT GRAND PRIX WEEKEND START TIMES

(All times are Eastern)

Here’s a rundown of the IMSA Chevrolet Sports Car Classic (all times ET):

Friday, June 3

7:30 a.m.:  Gates open

8:00 a.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

10:30 a.m.: Masters Endurance Legends USA practice

12:05 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

2:25 p.m.: Indy Lights Series practice

3:30 p.m.: NTT IndyCar Series practice (Peacock Premium)

4:45 p.m.: Masters Endurance Legends USA qualifying

5:30 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying

5:55 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying

Saturday, June 4

7:30 a.m.:  Gates open

7:45 a.m.:  Indy Lights qualifying, Race 1

8:30 a.m.: NTT IndyCar Series practice (Peacock Premium)

9:50 a.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship warmup

10:25 a.m.: Masters Endurance Legends, Race 1

11:30 a.m.: Indy Lights Race 1 (Peacock Premium)

12:35 p.m.: NTT IndyCar Series qualifying (Peacock Premium)

3:10 p.m.: Green flag for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Sports Car Classic (100 minutes, TV: USA Network)

Sunday, June 5

7:30 a.m.: Gates Open

10:15 a.m.: NTT IndyCar Series warmup (Peacock Premium)

11 a.m.: Masters Endurance Legends, Race 2

12:10 p.m.: Indy Lights Race 2 (Peacock Premium)

3:38 p.m.: Command to start engines for the Detroit Grand Prix

3:45 p.m.: Green flag for the Detroit Grand Prix (70 laps/164.5 miles, USA Network, Peacock Premium)


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Starting lineup grid for IMSA Petit Le Mans: Tom Blomqvist puts MSR on pole position

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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship contender Tom Blomqvist put the Meyer Shank Racing Acura at the front of the starting lineup for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Road Atlanta.

Blomqvist turned a 1-minute, 8.55-second lap on the 2.54-mile circuit Friday to capture his third pole position for MSR this season. Earl Bamber qualified second in the No. 02 Cadillac for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Ricky Taylor was third in the No. 10 Acura of Wayne Taylor Racing, which enters Saturday’s season finale with a 19-point lead over the No. 60 of Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis (who will be joined by Helio Castroneves) for the 10-hour race.

PETIT LE MANS STARTING GRID: Click here for the starting lineup l Lineup by car number

PETIT LE MANS: Info on how to watch

With the pole, MSR sliced the deficit to 14 points behind WTR, which will field the trio of Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque and Brendon Hartley in Saturday’s race.

“We really needed to put the car in this kind of position,” Blomqvist said. “It makes our life a little less stressful tomorrow. It would have given the No. 10 a bit more breathing space. It’s going to be a proper dogfight tomorrow. The guys gave me such a great car. It’s been fantastic this week so far, and it really came alive. I’m hugely thankful to the boys and girls at MSR for giving me the wagon today to execute my job.

“That was a big effort from me. I knew how important it was. It’s just awesome for the guys to give them some sort of reward as well. It’s always nice to be quick. If you do the pole, you know you’ve got a quick car.”

Though WTR has a series-leading four victories with the No. 10, MSR won the Rolex 24 at Daytona and has five runner-up finishes along with its three poles.

The strong performances of the ARX-05s ensure that an Acura will win the final championship in IMSA’s premier Daytona Prototype international (DPi) division, which is being rebranded as Grand Touring Prototype in the move to LMDh cars next season.

Taylor qualified third despite sliding into the Turn 5 gravel during the closing minutes of qualifying while pushing to gain points.

“Qualifying was important for points,” Taylor said. “Going into it, if we outqualified the No. 60 Meyer Shank Acura, they had a lot to lose in terms of championship points. So, we were trying to increase the gap over 20 points which would’ve made a big difference for tomorrow. We would have loved to get the pole and qualify ahead of the No. 60, but in the scheme of the points, it didn’t change a whole lot. I’m feeling good since it’s such a long race, and the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura team does such a good job strategizing and putting us in a good position.

“I’m very confident in our lineup and our team compared to them over the course of 10 hours. I’d put my two teammates up against those guys any day. I think we are all feeling optimistic and strong for tomorrow.”

In other divisions, PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports (LMP2), Riley Motorsports (LMP3), VasserSullivan (GTD Pro) and Paul Miller Racing (GTD) captured pole positions.

The broadcast of the 10-hour race will begin Saturday at 12:10 p.m. ET on NBC, moving at 3 p.m. to USA Network.


QUALIFYING

Results

Results by class

Fastest lap by driver

Fastest lap by driver after qualifying

Fastest lap by driver and class after qualifying

Fastest lap sequence in qualifying

Best sector times in qualifying

Time cards in qualifying

PRACTICE RESULTS: Session I l Session II l Session III