AR1 2017 IndyCar Schedule Thread (Update)

UPDATE We have updated our 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule thread. There are a few question marks left, but the series is way ahead of its normal pace of locking down events. We expect further confirmations in the coming weeks. See below.

Date Event AR1 Rating Comment
March 10-12, 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Fact St. Pete is set through 2018.
April 7-9, 2017 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Fact Long Beach is set or 2017. Month gap between 1st two races not ideal, but see Phoenix below.
April 16, 2017 Easter Fact IndyCar traditionally does not race Easter Sunday.
April 22-23, 2017 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Fact Race will be back, Pirelli World Challenge running this weekend
April 28-30, 2017 Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Speculation Race is expected to be back but date is tricky. NASCAR runs Phoenix March 19, 2017, and Final Four is in Phoenix weekend before Long Beach.
May 12-14, 2017 Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Fact GP of Indy set for 2017
May 28, 2017 Indianapolis 500 Fact Indy 500 set for Memorial Day Sunday, 2017.
June 2-4, 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Fact Doubleheader set again for week after Indy in 2017.
June 9-10, 2017 Firestone Texas 600 Strong We expect Texas to return despite dwindling attendance.
June 23-25, 2017 Kohler Grand Prix of Road America Fact Track President George Bruggenthies confirmed IndyCar would return in 2017.
July 8-9, 2017 Iowa Corn 300 Fact Iowa is set through 2018.
July 14-16, 2017 Honda Indy Toronto Fact Toronto will be back its traditional date in 2017.
July 28-30, 2017 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Fact Pirelli World Challenge is scheduled for this weekend
August 19-20, 2017 Pocono/Gateway Speculation Will Gateway replace Pocono? Or perhaps find another spot on the schedule?
September 1-3, 2017 Watkins Glen Speculation Will The Glen be more than a one-off? We should find out during the race weekend.
September 15-17, 2017 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Fact Sonoma will again host the series finale.

07/11/16 Below, is AR1's preliminary 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Schedule. We'll update this as we receive announcements and confirmations.

Date Event AR1 Rating Comment
March 10-12, 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Fact St. Pete is set through 2018.
April 7-9, 2017 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Fact Long Beach is set or 2017.
April 16, 2017 Easter Fact IndyCar traditionally does not race Easter Sunday.
April 22-23, 2017 Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Strong Race is expected to be back but date is a question mark. NASCAR runs Phoenix March 19, 2017, and Final Four is in Phoenix weekend before Long Beach.
April 28-30, 2017 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Fact Race will be back, no date confirmation as yet.
May 12-14, 2017 Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Fact GP of Indy set for 2017
May 28, 2017 Indianapolis 500 Fact Indy 500 set for Memorial Day Sunday, 2017.
June 2-4, 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Fact Doubleheader set for week after Indy in 2017.
June 9-10, 2017 Firestone Texas 600 Speculation Will Texas return despite dwindling attendance?
June 23-25, 2017 Kohler Grand Prix of Road America Fact Track President George Bruggenthies confirmed IndyCar would return in 2017.
July 8-9, 2017 Iowa Corn 300 Fact Iowa is set through 2018.
July 14-16, 2017 Honda Indy Toronto Strong Toronto expected to fall on its traditional date in 2017.
August 4-6, 2017 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Strong No official word on Mid-Ohio, although we imagine it will be back.
August 19-20, 2017 Pocono/Gateway Speculation Will Gateway replace Pocono? Or perhaps find another spot on the schedule?
September 1-3, 2017 Watkins Glen Speculation Will The Glen be more than a one-off?
September 15-17, 2017 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Strong It is expected Sonoma will again host the series finale.

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