IndyCar at Iowa Saturday and Sunday: How to watch, start times, streaming info, schedules

IndyCar Iowa start times
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IndyCar start times: Iowa Speedway is back on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule and so is the race weekend doubleheader.

The only short track on the 2022 schedule also will mark the only Saturday-Sunday race slate as Iowa will play host to the Hy-Vee Race Weekend with events on consecutive days in its return to IndyCar after being absent last year.

There are 26 cars entered in the 250 presented by DoorDash and the Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300 presented by Google, tying for IndyCar’s largest fields at Iowa (in 2008 and ’11).

In the track’s most recent appearance on the schedule, Iowa played host to one of five race weekend doubleheaders in the pandemic-disrupted 2020 schedule. Team Penske swept the July 17-18, 2000 races with wins by Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden, who leads active drivers with three wins at Iowa.

Penske has won five of the past six races on the 0.894-mile oval where IndyCar has held 15 races since 2007. Andretti Autosport has seven victories there.

Aside from Newgarden, the only other active winners at the Newton, Iowa, track are Meyer Shank Racing teammates Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves (in 2017).

Starpower will be in large supply at Iowa Speedway — with Tim McGraw, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton playing trackside concerts over the HyVee-sponsored weekend — and some of IndyCar’s biggest names still are seeking to find their way into victory lane for the first time at Iowa. Scott Dixon, Pato O’Ward, Will Power, Alexander Rossi and Colton Herta are among those who have yet to win at the track east of Des Moines.

Though they haven’t raced there in two years, several teams (including Chip Ganassi Racing, Andretti Autosport, Penske and Arrow McLaren SP) have tested at Iowa over the past three weeks.

“We tested there, and Penske was strong there,” defending series champion Alex Palou of Ganassi told NBC Sports in a July 7 interview (before his contract imbroglio). “It’s going to be tough. I’m looking forward to all the road courses, but then there’s places like Iowa where our target is not to win. It’s to finish both races in the top 10. Get through that race and that weekend and push in the other ones.”

Ganassi has only two victories at Iowa — with the late Dan Wheldon in 2008 and Dario Franchitti in ’09.

In the 2022 season, Penske has the only repeat winners through 10 races with Scott McLaughlin (Toronto, St. Petersburg) and Newgarden (Texas, Long Beach, Road America).

Here are the details and IndyCar start times for Iowa Speedway this weekend (all times are ET):


TV: Saturday race at 4 p.m. ET on NBC; Sunday race at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. Both races also will be streaming on Peacock Premium, the NBC Sports App and Peacock Premium also will be the streaming broadcast for both practices and qualifying. (Click here for information on how to sign up for Peacock.)

Kevin Lee is the announcer with analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. Dave Burns and Dillon Welch are the pit reporters. Click here for the full NBC Sports schedule for IndyCar in 2022.

RADIO BROADCAST: The IndyCar and Indy Lights races, practices and qualifying sessions live on network affiliates, SiriusXM 160, and the IndyCar app.

COMMANDS TO START ENGINES: 4:01 p.m. Saturday; 3:25 p.m. Sunday

GREEN FLAGS: 4:06 p.m. Saturday; 4:30 p.m. Sunday

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/ streams and the NBC broadcast).

PRACTICE: Friday, 4:30 p.m. ET (Peacock Premium)

PRACTICE SPEEDS: Click here for the rundown from the lone session

QUALIFYING: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. (Peacock Premium), single-car runs for two laps (the first sets Saturday’s race lineup; the second for Sunday’s race lineup)

STARTING LINEUPS: Click here for the results from qualifying

RACE DISTANCES: Saturday’s race is 250 laps/223.5 miles on the 0.894-mile oval. Sunday’s race is 300/268.2 laps.

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Teams will have 14 sets during the doubleheader weekend

FORECAST: According to, it’s expected to be 97 degrees Saturday with a 17% chance of rain at the green flag. On Sunday, it’s expected to 83 degrees with a 5% chance of rain at the green flag.

INDYCAR ENTRY LISTS: Click here for Saturday’s race l Click here for Sunday’s race

INDY LIGHTS ENTRY LIST: Click here for the 13 drivers racing Saturday


(All times are Eastern)

Friday, July 22

3:15 p.m.: Indy Lights practice

4:30 p.m.: IndyCar practice, 90 minutes (Peacock Premium)

Saturday, July 23

9:30 a.m.: Indy Lights qualifying

10:30 a.m.: IndyCar qualifying for both races (Peacock Premium)

12:15 p.m.: Indy Lights race (Peacock Premium, 75 laps/67.05 miles)

2 p.m.: Tim McGraw concert

4 p.m.: 250 presented by DoorDash (NBC, 250 laps/223.5 miles)

6:30 p.m.: Florida Georgia Line concert

Sunday, July 24

1 p.m.: Gwen Stefani concert

3 p.m.: Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300 presented by Google (NBC, 300 laps/268.2 miles)

6:15 p.m.: Blake Shelton concert

IndyCar results, points after Detroit Grand Prix


DETROIT — Alex Palou topped the results of an NTT IndyCar Series race for the second time this season, extending his championship points lead with his victory in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver, who also won the GMR Grand Prix (and the Indy 500 pole position) last month, holds a 51-point lead over teammate Marcus Ericsson (ninth at Detroit) through seven of 17 races this season.

Ganassi, which placed all four of its drivers in the top 10 at Detroit, has three of the top four in the championship standings with Scott Dixon ranked fourth after a fourth at Detroit.

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Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden is third in the standings after taking a 10th at Detroit. Pato O’Ward slipped to fifth in the points after crashing and finishing 26th

Here are the IndyCar results and points standings after the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix:


Click here for the official box score from the 100-lap race on a nine-turn, 1.645-mile street course in downtown Detroit.

Lap leader summary

Full lap chart

Best section times

Full section data

Event summary

Pit stop summary

Here is the finishing order in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix with starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (1) Alex Palou, Honda, 100, Running
2. (7) Will Power, Chevrolet, 100, Running
3. (9) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 100, Running
4. (4) Scott Dixon, Honda, 100, Running
5. (13) Alexander Rossi, Chevrolet, 100, Running
6. (12) Kyle Kirkwood, Honda, 100, Running
7. (2) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 100, Running
8. (11) Marcus Armstrong, Honda, 100, Running
9. (6) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 100, Running
10. (5) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 100, Running
11. (24) Colton Herta, Honda, 100, Running
12. (17) Devlin DeFrancesco, Honda, 100, Running
13. (8) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 100, Running
14. (20) Agustin Canapino, Chevrolet, 100, Running
15. (15) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 100, Running
16. (18) Christian Lundgaard, Honda, 100, Running
17. (25) Jack Harvey, Honda, 100, Running
18. (14) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 100, Running
19. (23) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 100, Running
20. (19) Benjamin Pedersen, Chevrolet, 97, Running
21. (22) Santino Ferrucci, Chevrolet, 97, Running
22. (26) Sting Ray Robb, Honda, 97, Running
23. (21) David Malukas, Honda, 85, Contact
24. (3) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 80, Contact
25. (27) Graham Rahal, Honda, 50, Contact
26. (10) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 41, Contact
27. (16) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet, 1, Contact

Winner’s average speed: 80.922 mph; Time of Race: 02:01:58.1171; Margin of victory: 1.1843 seconds; Cautions: 7 for 32 laps; Lead changes: 10 among seven drivers. Lap Leaders: Palou 1-28; Power 29-33; O’Ward 34; Palou 35-55; Power 56-64; Palou 65; Rossi 66; Newgarden 67-68; Kirkwood 69; Ericsson 70-76; Palou 77-100.


Click here for the points tally in the race.

Here are the points standings after the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix:



Engine manufacturers

Pit stop performance

Top 10 in points: Palou 273, Ericsson 222, Newgarden 203, Dixon 194, O’Ward 191, Rossi 176, McLaughlin 175, Power 172, Herta 149, Rosenqvist 148.

Rest of the standings: Grosjean 145, Kirkwood 142, Lundgaard 136, Ilott 116, VeeKay 108, Ferrucci 105, Armstrong 101, Rahal 99, Malukas 91, Daly 88, DeFrancesco 81, Castroneves 80, Harvey 78, Canapino 77, Pagenaud 72, Pedersen 61, Robb 55, Takuma Sato 37, Ed Carpenter 27, Ryan Hunter-Reay 20, Tony Kanaan 18, Marco Andretti 13, RC Enerson 5, Katherine Legge 5.

Next race: IndyCar will head to Road America for the Sonsio Grand Prix, which will take place June 18 with coverage starting at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.