IMSA SportsCar Championship at CTMP: How to watch, start times, schedules, streaming

IMSA CTMP start times

IMSA start times: After a three-year absence from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will return to CTMP this weekend for the Chevrolet Grand Prix.

The long layoff ensures there will be no repeat overall winner. In the series’ most recent race at the Bowmanville, Ontario, road course, the top two spots were swept by Mazda Motorsports, which since has left IMSA’s top division.

The No. 10 Acura of Wayne Taylor Racing has won three of the past four races to take a 17-point lead over the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura, which has four consecutive second-place finishes with drivers Tom Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis.

The Chevrolet Grand Prix will mark the only back-to-back racing weekends on the IMSA schedule as the series heads 300 miles north after the six-hour race June 26 at Watkins Glen International. It’s IMSA’s first race weekend in Canada since 2019, and the series’ first race outside the United States since the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are a season-low eight entries in the GTD division with some teams electing to skip the event. CarBahn with Peregrine Racing is out after a crash at the Glen.

Wright Motorsports, which won the GTD category in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and is second in the 2022 points standings, announced this week that the No. 16 Porsche would miss the event because of Canadian COVID-19 policies.

Travelers entering Canada must be vaccinated, which precludes crossing the border for driver Ryan Hardwick and other key members of Wright Motorsports who are unvaccinated. Because the CTMP race counts only toward the Sprint Cup standings, missing the race won’t affect Wright Motorsports’ overall title chances.

Here are the start times, starting lineup, schedule and TV info for the IMSA Chevrolet Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario (all times are ET):

IMSA start times, schedule, TV info

WHEN: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET

RACE DISTANCE: Two hours, 40 minutes on the 10-turn, 2.459-mile road course

FORECAST: According to, it’s expected to be 71 degrees with an 11% chance of rain at the green flag.

ENTRY LIST: Click here to see the 27-car field over four divisions (DPi, LMP3, GTD Pro, GTD) for the Chevrolet Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Two-time Rolex 24 winner Kamui Kobayashi will be making his IMSA GTD Pro debut with Vasser Sullivan.

PRACTICE RESULTS: Session I l Session IIl Warmup

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the results from qualifying


TV: 3 p.m. ET, NBC, Peacock. Peacock, the NBC Sports App,and will have streaming coverage of the event from flag to flag. Dave Burns and Calvin Fish are the announcers with pit reporters Hannah Newhouse and Brian Till. live TV qualifying stream: Saturday, 12:35 p.m. ET.

IMSA Radio: All sessions are live on and; SiriusXM live race coverage will begin Sunday at 3 p.m. (XM 207, Internet/App 992).


Here’s a rundown of the IMSA Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (all times ET):

Friday, July 1

9:30 a.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge practice

10:55 a.m.: Masters Racing Legends USA/Formula Atlantic practice

1:20 p.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge practice

2:40 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

4:30 p.m.: Masters Racing Legends USA/Formula Atlantic qualifying

5:10 p.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge qualifying

Saturday, July 2

8 a.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

10:15 a.m.: Prototype Challenge practice

11:40 a.m.: Masters Racing Legends USA/Formula Atlantic, Race 1

12:40 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying

2:05 p.m.: Prototype Challenge practice

4:10 p.m.: IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 120 (IMSA TV, Peacock Premium)

Sunday, July 3

8:15 a.m.: Prototype Challenge qualifying

9:40 a.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship warmup

10:30 a.m.: Masters Racing Legends USA/Formula Atlantic Race 2

11:35 a.m.: Prototype Challenge race

3:05 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Grand Prix

Texas starting lineup: Felix Rosenqvist back on pole; Scott Dixon qualifies second


FORT WORTH, Texas — For the second consecutive year, Felix Rosenqvist will lead the NTT IndyCar Series starting lineup to the green flag at Texas Motor Speedway.

The Arrow McLaren driver is hoping the third time will be the charm at the 1.5-mile oval, where he has run extremely well but has only a career-best 12th in five starts.

“We’ve always been good here, but this is a whole different confidence level compared to last year,” Rosenqvist told NBC Sports’ Marty Snider. “Let’s try to wrap it up (Sunday).”

In 2020, Rosenqvist was competing for a podium when he crashed with 10 laps remaining at Texas.

QUALIFYING RESULTS: Click here for speeds from Saturday’s time trials

INDYCAR AT TEXASSchedule, start times, how to watch on NBC, Peacock

Last year, he started first on an oval for the first time in his career but finished 21st because of a broken halfshaft.

“It’s definitely one of my favorite tracks, and naturally, I’ve always been OK here,” Rosenqvist said. “It was the first oval that made sense to me. Every year I’m building on that. But looking at the results, they don’t represent the speed I normally have.

“I don’t want to jinx anything, but I hope tomorrow is going to go a bit better and some luck our way would be nice. It’s been feeling super good. Arrow McLaren has been mega every session, so just keep it rolling.”

Arrow McLaren qualified all three of its Chevrolets in the top five, building on a second for Pato O’Ward and fourth for Alexander Rossi in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

The March 5 season opener was a disappointing start for Rosenqvist who was squeezed into the wall by Scott Dixon on the first lap.

Dixon, a five-time winner at Texas, will start second Sunday, followed by Rossi and Josef Newgarden. O’Ward will start fifth alongside Takuma Sato, who will start on the outside of the third row in his Chip Ganassi Racing debut.

During nearly four hours of practice and qualifying (including a special high-line session), Saturday’s lone incident involved Conor Daly.

The Ed Carpenter Racing driver spun three times but stayed off the wall and in the frontstretch grass. Aside from a front wing change and new tires, there was no damage to his No. 20 Dallara-Chevrolet during the incident midway through the 30-minute session in which drivers were limited to the high line.

“I hadn’t really had a moment before, but it snapped really aggressively,” Daly told NBC Sports after final practice. “Not ideal, but I do know my way around correcting a spin it seems like. I drove NASCAR last weekend and that seemed to help a little bit. I drove in the dirt a lot in USAC Midgets and seemed to be able to save something but not ideal or what we wanted to have happen.”

Daly will start 25th of 28 cars alongside teammate Rinus VeeKay in Row 13. Carpenter qualified 18th.

“Our three of our cars were clearly looking for something. Mechanical grip is for sure what we need. Qualifying we actually expected to be a lot better, but we found an issue there. We’ll see what happens. This race can change a lot. I’m confident in the team to hopefully figure some things out for tomorrow.”

Here’s the IndyCar starting lineup for Sunday’s PPG 375 at Texas Motor Speedway (qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, engine and speed):


1. (6) Felix Rosenqvist, Dallara-Chevy, 220.264 mph
2. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 219.972


3. (7) Alexander Rossi, Dallara-Chevy, 219.960
4. (2) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Chevy, 219.801


5. (5) Pato O’Ward, Dallara-Chevy, 219.619
6. (11) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 219.508


7. (10) Alex Palou, Dallara-Honda, 219.480
8. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 219.355


9. (18) David Malukas, Dallara-Honda, 219.256
10. (26) Colton Herta, Dallara-Honda, 219.184


11. (28) Romain Grosjean, Dallara-Honda, 219.165
12. (29) Devlin DeFrancesco, Dallara-Honda, 219.146

ROW 7 

13. (55) Benjamin Pedersen, Dallara-Chevy, 219.100
14. (14) Santino Ferrucci, Dallara-Chevy, 218.892


15. (3) Scott McLaughlin, Dallara-Chevy, 218.765
16. (8) Marcus Ericsson, Dallara-Honda, 218.698


17. (77) Callum Ilott, Dallara-Chevy, 218.427
18. (33) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevy, 218.375

ROW 10

19. (78) Agustin Canapino, Dallara-Chevy, 218.367
20. (27) Kyle Kirkwood, Dallara-Honda, 218.227

ROW 11

21. (06) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Honda, 218.196
22. (60) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 218.103

ROW 12

23. (51) Sting Ray Robb, Dallara-Honda, 217.676
24. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 217.611

ROW 13

25. (20) Conor Daly, Dallara-Chevy, 217.457
26. (21) Rinus VeeKay, Dallara-Chevy, 216.880

ROW 14

27. (45) Christian Lundgaard, Dallara-Honda, 216.210
28. (30) Jack Harvey, Dallara-Honda, 216.103