IndyCar Inks New TV Deal With NBC

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — The NTT IndyCar Series is staying with NBC as its exclusive TV broadcast partner.

The new multi-year agreement will guarantee that NBC will broadcast 13 of the series’ planned races for the 2022 season on network television with NBC. This includes the Indianapolis 500. The remaining races will be broadcast on the USA Network.

Every race will be streamed live on the Peacock App, two races will be streamed exclusively on Peacock. The Peacock app will also stream IndyCar practice and qualifying as well as every Indy Lights race live.

“NBC Sports is proud to extend its partnership with the NTT IndyCar Series and continue to serve as the exclusive home of the most competitive open-wheel racing series in the world and ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,’” said Jon Miller, NBC Sports. “We have demonstrated NBCUniversal’s ability to make big events bigger with our presentations of the Indianapolis 500, we have worked closely with Roger Penske, Mark Miles, and the entire team to expand IndyCar’s reach across the U.S, and we are thrilled to build upon our collaborative successes of the past few years.”

“NBC Sports has been the ideal partner for the NTT IndyCar Series, bringing our bold and audacious style of racing to a significantly larger domestic audience and fully leveraging the power and scale of the Indianapolis 500,” said Penske Entertainment CEO Mark Miles. “This new deal represents a significant expansion of our network TV exposure and sets us up for continued growth and success alongside a committed, innovative, and world-class broadcast partner.”

The new deal is seen as a step forward by IndyCar when it comes to the series’ exposure on the national level. During this season only eight of the 16 races will or have been broadcast on network TV with the remaining races on NBCSN. The new deal increases the number of network TV races.

IndyCar has yet to release its full 2022 schedule, which it promises to do in the coming months.

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