IndyCar at Portland: How to watch on NBC, start times, TV info and streaming, schedule

IndyCar Portland start times
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IndyCar Portland start times: The NTT IndyCar Series championship is the tightest it’s been in at least two decades with two races remaining.

Seven drivers remain mathematically eligible for the title heading into the Grand Prix of Portland, and the 58-point margin separating championship leader Will Power from seventh-ranked Will Power is only four points more than the maximum available over a race weekend.

Team Penske’s Power leads teammate Josef Newgarden (winner of the most recent race at Gateway) by three points. Six-time series champion Scott Dixon trails by 14 points with Marcus Ericsson (17 points behind), Alex Palou (minus-43), Scott McLaughlin (minus-54) and O’Ward also in the hunt.

Defending series champion Palou also is the defending winner at Portland (where he took the points lead for good last year).

The 2022 season will conclude Sept. 11 at Laguna Seca Raceway.

Here are the details and IndyCar start times for the Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway (all times are ET):


INDYCAR AT PORTLAND START TIMES

TV: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET on NBC 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: 3:23 p.m. ET

GREEN FLAG: 3:30 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, 5:30 p.m. (Peacock Premium); Saturday noon (Peacock Premium), 7:15 p.m. (Peacock Premium)

PRACTICE RESULTS: Session I l Session II l Session III l Combined

QUALIFYING: Saturday, 3:05 p.m. (Peacock Premium)

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for the 25-car grid Sunday at the green flag

RACE DISTANCE: The race is 110 laps/216.04 miles on a 12-turn, 1.964-mile road course in Portland, Oregon.

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Six sets primary, four sets alternate of Firestones. Teams must use one set of primary and one new set of alternate tires in the race. (Note: A seventh set of primary tires is available to any car fielding a rookie driver.).

PUSH TO PASS: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation. The push-to-pass will be available at the finish line after the initial start or restarts. The feature increases the power of the engine by approximately 60 horsepower. (Indy Lights push to pass: 150 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 15 seconds per activation.)

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 25 IndyCar drivers racing at Portland

INDY LIGHTS RACE: Sunday, 1:20 p.m., 35 laps/68.75 miles or 55 minutes (Peacock Premium)

INDY LIGHTS ENTRY LISTClick here for the 12 drivers entered


INDYCAR PORTLAND WEEKEND SCHEDULE, START TIMES

(All times are Eastern; subject to change)

Thursday, Sept. 1

Noon: USF2000 practice

1 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 practice

2:45 p.m.: USF2000 practice

3:45 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 practice

4:45 p.m.: USF2000 practice

5:45 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 practice

Friday, Sept. 2

Noon: USF2000 qualifying

12:55 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 qualifying

2:20 p.m.: USF2000 Race 1

3:20 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 Race 1

4:25 p.m.: Indy Lights practice

5:30 p.m.: IndyCar practice (Peacock Premium)

7 p.m.: USF2000 Race 2

8 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 Race 2

9:05 p.m.: ARCA practice

Saturday, Sept. 3

Noon: IndyCar practice

1:15 p.m.: USF2000 Race 3

2:15 p.m.: Indy Lights practice

3:05 p.m.: IndyCar qualifying (Peacock Premium)

4:35 p.m.: ARCA qualifying

5:20 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 Race 3

6:25 p.m.: Indy Lights qualifying

7:15 p.m.: IndyCar practice (Peacock Premium)

8:30 p.m.: ARCA race, 57 laps/112 miles

Sunday, Sept. 4

1:20 p.m.: Indy Lights race, 35 laps/68.75 miles or 55 minutes (Peacock Premium)

3:30 p.m.: Green flag for the IndyCar Grand Prix of Portland, 110 laps/216.04 miles (NBC, Peacock Premium)


COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM

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

ROUND 2Josef 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 4Pato O’Ward’s nifty pass seals victory at Barber

ROUND 5Colton Herta tames the rain in GMR Grand Prix

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

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

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

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

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

ROUND 11Josef Newgarden continues Iowa Speedway dominance

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

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

ROUND 14Scott Dixon wins wild Music City Grand Prix

ROUND 15: Josef Newgarden charges to fifth victory after rain delay

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