NBC Sports begins coverage of the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season with comprehensive live coverage of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Pre-race coverage gets underway from Barber Motorsports Park at 3 p.m. ET.
The series’ biggest stars will be on the grid, including reigning and six-time INDYCAR champion Scott Dixon, two-time INDYCAR champion Josef Newgarden, 2019 Indianapolis 500 champion Simon Pagenaud, and 2016 Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi. Also set to compete are series newcomers Jimmie Johnson, the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, and former Formula One racer Romain Grosjean, among others.
Live coverage of qualifying, practice sessions and race-day warmups from Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday and Sunday will be on Peacock Premium. For more information about INDYCAR on Peacock and how to sign up, click here.
- Play by Play: Leigh Diffey
- Analysts: Townsend Bell, Paul Tracy
- Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns
HOW TO WATCH
- TV – NBC, NBCSN
- Streaming – Peacock, NBCSports.com, and NBC Sports app
|Sat., April 17||Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Practice||Peacock||11 a.m.|
|Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Practice 2||Peacock||2:40 p.m.|
|Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Qualifying||Peacock||5:55 p.m.|
|Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Qualifying (Encore)||NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app||10 p.m.|
|Sun., April 18||Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Warmup||Peacock||11:30 a.m.|
|Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Pre-Race||NBC, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app||3 p.m.|
|Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama||NBC, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app||3:30 p.m.|
|Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Post-Race||NBC, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app||5:30 p.m.|
Ahead of the season opener, Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy previewed 2021 season storylines. Below are highlights:
Diffey on the 2021 season: “INDYCAR is in a great place right now. It’s as competitive as ever and is flourishing under the stewardship of Roger Penske. This is going to be a landmark season for INDYCAR.”
Tracy: “These are exciting times for INDYCAR. Coming out of the pandemic and with spectators returning, this is a great opportunity for the sport to show what it is all about and reach new eyeballs. You’ve got NASCAR fans who want to watch Jimmie Johnson and Formula One fans who want to watch Romain Grosjean. No one will have a massive advantage this season. It’s going to be a dog fight. For the first half of the season, the top 10 drivers will be in the race for the championship.”
Bell: “The overarching theme for this season is the incredible depth. The competition this year is tougher for sure than last year, and last year was already incredibly high, so we’re blessed with an insane amount of depth in the series.”