IndyCar Announces 17-Race Schedule For 2021
IndyCar officials have announced a 17-race schedule for the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series.
The 2021 season will begin Sunday, March 7, on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, marking the 10th consecutive year that St. Petersburg will host the launch of a new season.
“We’re really pleased that the current plans provide for one additional race on NBC’s network than we had this year,” said Mark Miles, president and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corp. “In particular, the season will start with NBC coverage of the St. Petersburg event, a spectacular start for those in attendance and for those watching from home.”
For the first time, the Series will race at Texas Motor Speedway in the month of May during a doubleheader weekend May 1-2, before the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, scheduled for Sunday, May 30.
The Detroit doubleheader has moved to June 12-13, while the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will host INDYCAR during the July 4 holiday weekend. IndyCar will make a debut on the streets of Nashville, Tennessee, for the first Music City Grand Prix on Sunday, August 8, followed by the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 14. The three-weekend stretch culminates with a return to the oval at World Wide Technology Raceway, Saturday, Aug. 21.
The 2021 season champion will be crowned Sunday, September 19 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.