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

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IndyCar Gateway start times: The NTT IndyCar Series will visit its last oval of the season Saturday (6 p.m. ET, USA Network) with World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, the track located just outside St. Louis in Madison, Illinois.

With three races remaining on the 2022 schedule, Will Power holds a six-point lead over Scott Dixon, and Marcus Ericsson (minus-12 points to the lead), Josef Newgarden (minus-32), Alex Palou (minus-33), Scott McLaughlin 392 (minus-58) and Pato O’Ward (minus-59) also are in the championship hunt — the closest in the past 20 years.

Alexander Rossi, Felix Rosenqvist, Colton Herta and Rinus VeeKay still are mathematically eligible for the title; any driver behind by 108 points or more after Gateway is eliminated from contention.

Last year, Gateway was a critical moment in the championship race as contenders Scott Dixon and Alex Palou were among those involved in wrecks and mechanical problems that eliminated a third of the field. Newgarden won on the 1.25-mile oval, and O’Ward took the points lead (which he would lose to eventual champion Palou in the next race).

Power’s six-point margin over Dixon is the fourth-closest championship lead since 2008 with three races remaining (the average lead at this point since then has been 30.1 points). This is the fourth time Power has led the standings with three races left; he won the title in 2014 but came up short in ’10 and ’12.

Since ’08, the driver in the championship lead with three races remaining has won the title eight times: Dixon in ’08, ’18 and ’20; Dario Franchitti in ’11, Power in ’14, Simon Pagenaud in ’16 and Newgaden in ’17 and ’19.

Newgarden won Gateway for the third time last year. Dixon (2020 Race 1) and Power (’18) also have wins there.

Because of an inclement weather threat, IndyCar announced early Saturday afternoon that the start had been moved up nearly 30 minutes to 6:01 p.m. ET.

Here are the details and IndyCar start times for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at WWTR at Gateway (all times are ET):


INDYCAR WWTR AT GATEWAY START TIMES

TV: Saturday, 6 p.m. ET on USA and streaming on Peacock, the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com. Leigh Diffey is the announcer with analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. Kevin Lee and Dillon Welch 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. (Click here for information on how to sign up for Peacock.)

COMMAND TO START ENGINES: 6:04 p.m. ET

GREEN FLAG: 6:09 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 the race ends.

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

INDYCAR RADIO NETWORK: The IndyCar and Indy Lights races and all practices and qualifying sessions will air live on network affiliates, SiriusXM 160, racecontrol.indycar.com and the IndyCar app.

PRACTICE: Friday, 1 p.m. (Peacock Premium); 7:45 p.m. (Peacock Premium)

HIGH-LANE PRACTICE: Friday 7 p.m. (Peacock Premium). Nine teams will have one car work in the upper groove during a 30-minute session. Each team will have an extra set of Firestone tires that will be returned immediately after the session.

HIGH-LANE ENTRANTS: Alexander Rossi (Andretti Autosport); Felix Rosenqvist (Arrow McLaren SP); Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing); Takuma Sato (Dale Coyne Racing); Conor Daly (Ed Carpenter Racing); Callum Ilott (Juncos Hollinger Racing); Simon Pagenaud (Meyer Shank Racing); Jack Harvey (Rahal Letterman Racing); Will Power (Team Penske).

PRACTICE RESULTS: Session I l High lane l Final practice l Combined

QUALIFYING: Friday, 4:15 p.m. (Peacock Premium)

STARTING LINEUP: How the 26 cars will line up in Saturday’s race

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

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Nine sets of Firestone Firehawk tires for use throughout the weekend.

FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 81 degrees with a 53% chance of rain at the green flag.

ENTRY LISTClick here to view the 26 IndyCar drivers racing at Gateway.

INDY LIGHTS RACE: Saturday, 4:15 p.m., 75 laps/93.75 miles (Peacock Premium)

INDY LIGHTS ENTRY LISTClick here for the 12 drivers entered

INDY LIGHTS STARTING LINEUP: Click here for how the 12 cars will line up Saturday


INDYCAR WWTR AT GATEWAY WEEKEND SCHEDULE, START TIMES

(All times are Eastern; subject to change)

Friday, Aug. 19

9 a.m.: Indy Pro 2000 practice

11 a.m.: USAC Silver Crown practice

11:45 a.m.: Indy Pro 2000 practice

1 p.m.: IndyCar practice

2:15 p.m.: USAC Silver Crown practice

3:10 p.m.: Indy Lights practice

4:15 p.m.: IndyCar qualifying

5:30 p.m.: USAC Silver Crown qualifying

6:15 p.m.: Indy Lights qualifying

7 p.m.: IndyCar practice (high lane)

7:45 p.m.: IndyCar practice

9:30 p.m.: USAC Silver Crown race (80 laps, 100 miles)

Saturday, Aug. 20

10:45 a.m.: Indy Pro 2000 practice.

12:45 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 qualifying.

3:15 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 race (45 laps, 56.25 miles).

4:15 p.m.: Indy Lights Series race (75 laps, 93.75 miles).

6:09 p.m.: Green flag for the IndyCar Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (260 laps, 325 miles)


COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM

ROUND 1: Scott McLaughlin opens season with breakthrough victory at St. Petersburg

ROUND 2: Josef Newgarden nips McLaughlin in last corner for 1-2 Penske finish at Texas

ROUND 3: Josef Newgarden keeps Penske unbeaten in 2022 with first Long Beach win

ROUND 4: Pato O’Ward’s nifty pass seals victory at Barber

ROUND 5: Colton Herta tames the rain in GMR Grand Prix

ROUND 6: Marcus Ericsson wins Indy 500 in two-lap shootout

ROUND 7: Redemption in Detroit for Will Power in Belle Isle farewell

ROUND 8: Josef Newgarden earns $1 million bonus with Road America victory

ROUND 9: Scott McLaughlin takes Mid-Ohio as Andretti teammates feud

ROUND 10Scott Dixon ties Mario Andretti on all-time list with Toronto win

ROUND 11: Josef Newgarden continues Iowa Speedway dominance

ROUND 12: Pato O’Ward wins as Newgarden crashes, faints at Iowa

ROUND 13: Alexander Rossi ends 49-race winless streak on IMS road course

ROUND 14: Scott Dixon wins wild Music City Grand Prix

Viewer’s guide to the 2022 season

HOW TO WATCH INDYCAR IN 2022Full NBC Sports schedule

2023 MotoGP schedule announced, highlighted by trips to India and Kazakhstan

2023 MotoGP schedule
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A new opening venue and the addition of two Grands Prix in India and Kazakhstan will highlight the 2023 MotoGP schedule.

The 2023 MotoGP season will kick off March 24th with the opening round in Portugal instead of the typical trip to Qatar. Work on the Losail International Circuit pushed their date back to the penultimate weekend after the series finishes a series of races around the Pacific Rim.

Following Portugal, MotoGP heads to Argentina and the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for their only visit to the United States before heading back to Europe for most of the next 10 rounds.

Interrupting the long European stint will be the series’ first visit to the Sokol International Circuit in Kazakhstan on July 7, 2023. The traditional summer break will be three weeks and then MotoGP heads to England for the British GP in August.

After three more European rounds at Austria, Catalunya and San Marino, the second new date on the calendar will come on the 16-turn, Buddh International Circuit for a September 24 race date. Both the India and Kazakhstan races are subject to homologation and approval by the circuit.

The next six races will be held in Asia and Oceania before Qatar and Valencia close out the schedule.

“We’re very proud to announce that Buddh International Circuit will be on the 2023 calendar,” said Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna, which manages the series. “We have a lot of fans in India and we’re excited to be able to bring the sport to them.

“India is also a key market for the motorcycle industry and therefore, by extension, for MotoGP as the pinnacle of the two-wheeled world. We very much look forward to racing at Buddh International Circuit and can’t wait to welcome the fans through the gates to see this incredible sport in person.”

One of two new races announced for 2022, in Finland, did not materialize this season and has not been added to the 2023 MotoGP schedule. In addition, the Aragon GP has been removed to keep the rounds at 21.

2023 Provisional Schedule

Portugal GP, Algarve, March 26
Argentina GP, Termas de Río Hondo, April 2
American GP, Circuit of the Americas, April 16
Spanish GP, Jerez, April 30
French GP, Le Mans, May 14
Italian GP, Mugello, June 11
German GP, Sachsenring, June 18
Dutch GP, Assen, June 25
Kazakhstan GP, Sokol, July 9 *
British GP, Silverstone, August 6
Austrian GP, Red Bull Ring, August 20
Catalan GP, Catalunya, September 3
San Marino GP, Misano, September 10
Indian GP, Buddh, September 24 *
Japanese GP, Motegi, October 1
Indonesia GP, Mandalika Street Circuit, October 15
Australian GP, Philip Island, October 22
Thailand GP, Chang International Circuit, October 29
Malaysian GP, Sepang, November 12
Qatar GP, Losail International Circuit, November 19
Valencia GP, Ricardo Tormo, November 26

* subject to approval