2017 IndyCar TV schedule revealed

Each race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series will broadcast on the same network as in 2016, as the series seeks “continuity and consistency,” according to Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of IndyCar and IMS.

2017 IndyCar TV schedule revealed
Alexander Rossi, Herta - Andretti Autosport Honda
Restart: Conor Daly, Dale Coyne Racing Honda leads
Race winner Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
Will Power, Team Penske Chevrolet
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport Honda
Tony Kanaan, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet

A statement from IndyCar revealed that the series “has experienced year-over-year growth in its television audience each of the past three seasons, leading to a combined 55 percent increase in viewership since 2013.”

According to Miles: “Today's announcement is another key step forward in IndyCar’s plan of developing continuity and consistency in both our event calendar and our television schedule.

“We're extremely grateful to our partners at ABC and NBCSN for their collaboration, which has been instrumental in the increase of television ratings and viewership INDYCAR has experienced the past three years and has the series well positioned to continue that growth in 2017."

Julie Sobieski, ESPN vice president, league sports programming, declared: "Coming off of another year of growth for the IndyCar Series, we look forward to continuing our long relationship with the series and the Indianapolis 500 in 2017. There's nothing like the Month of May at Indianapolis with three very different weekends for race fans that culminate with ABC's 53rd year at the Indianapolis 500.

“And it's always exciting for us to restart the year in St. Petersburg and conclude our portion of the season with two consecutive days of live racing action from Detroit. It's a diverse and vibrant schedule for us."  

Jon Miller, president of programming for NBC Sports & NBCSN added: “As the U.S. television home of motorsports, we're proud to showcase the thrilling speed and exciting racing that the Verizon IndyCar Series delivers each year.

“Our IndyCar coverage in 2016 reached more fans than ever before, and we look forward to building on that success as we crown yet another IndyCar champion on NBCSN in 2017."

Additional programming, including practice and qualifying sessions, will be announced at a later date.

2017 Verizon IndyCar Series TV schedule

(all times ET; times subject to change)

March 12, St. Petersburg, Fla.    ABC, 12 noon-3pm
April 09, Long Beach, Calif.         NBCSN, 4-7pm
April 23, Barber MP, Ala.            NBCSN, 3-6pm
April 29, Phoenix IR, Ariz.           NBCSN, 9-12 midnight
May 13, GP of Indianapolis, Ind.ABC, 3.30-6pm
May 20, Indy 500 qualifying Day 1, Ind.       ABC, 4-6pm
May 21, Indy 500 qualifying Day 2, Ind.       ABC, 4-6pm
May 28, Indianapolis 500             ABC, 11am-3.30pm
June 03, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich. Race 1     ABC, 3.30-6pm
June 04, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich. Race 2     ABC, 3.30-6pm
June 10, Texas MS, Texas            NBCSN, 8-11pm
June 25, Road America, Wisc.     NBCSN, 12.30-3.30pm
July 09, Iowa Speedway, Iowa    NBCSN, 5-8pm
July 16, Toronto, Ont., Canada    NBCSN, 3-6pm
July 30, Mid-Ohio, Ohio                NBCSN, 3-6pm
August 20, Pocono Raceway, Penn.             NBCSN, 2-6pm
August 26, Gateway MP, Ill.       NBCSN, 9-12 midnight
September 03, Watkins Glen, NY.                 NBCSN, 1-4pm
September 17, Sonoma, Calif.     NBCSN, 6.30-9.30pm

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