What time and channel is the IndyCar race today?

David Malsher-Lopez
·4-min read

This race, normally held mid-March but delayed by the pandemic's effects, is now the climax of the season, and two very familiar faces are battling for the championship.

Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda’s Scott Dixon will be aiming for his sixth crown, while reigning champ Josef Newgarden of Team Penske-Chevrolet is aiming for title No. 3.

When Dixon won the first three races of the season, his inconsistent and occasionally unlucky opposition were aghast. Just how many more could he win in the remaining rounds?

Well, he has added just one since then and in the last four races he has finished 10th-10th-9th-8th. Those results allowed Newgarden to slash into his lead, reducing it from 117 points to 32, heading into today’s finale. That said, even were the Penske driver to win today and get the bonus two points for leading the most laps, Dixon would only need to finish in the top nine to clinch the title.

However, just to spice the situation with some intrigue, both drivers felt they/their cars underperformed in qualifying, so that Newgarden will line up eighth on the grid, and Dixon 12th. Both have admitted they will be taking different approaches to the race and it’s worth noting that Newgarden is the defending race winner here, while Dixon has finished second four times but never reached victory lane.

Up front, Newgarden’s teammate Will Power took his fifth pole of the season, and his ninth in 11 years at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg’s 1.8-mile street-plus-runway course. To do that, he had to beat three cars from the resurgent Andretti Autosport-Honda team – Alexander Rossi, Colton Herta and James Hinchcliffe – while Meyer Shank Racing’s Jack Harvey (which has a technical partnership with the Andretti team) will line up fifth.

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Race
: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Date: Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020
Start time: 2.32pm local/Eastern Time
Location: Downtown streets of St. Petersburg plus a runway at Albert Whitted Airport

What channel is the IndyCar race on today?

The race is being shown live on NBC, with coverage beginning at 2.30pm (ET) and the field due to get the green flag at 2.32pm.

In addition all IndyCar races air live on network affiliates, Sirius 211, XM 205, indycar.com, indycarradio.com and the IndyCar Mobile app powered by NTT DATA. All practice and qualifying sessions are available on indycar.com, indycarradio.com and the IndyCar Mobile app with qualifying also airing on XM 205.

How the grid lines up for the Firestone GP of St. Pete:

1

12

Australia
Australia

Will Power

United States
United States

Team Penske

1'01.036

2

27

United States
United States

Alexander Rossi

United States
United States

Andretti Autosport

1'01.173

3

88

United States
United States

Colton Herta

Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport

1'01.181

4

26

Canada
Canada

James Hinchcliffe

United States
United States

Andretti Autosport

1'01.362

5

60

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Jack Harvey

United States
United States

Meyer Shank Racing

1'01.367

6

5

Mexico
Mexico

Patricio O'Ward

Arrow McLaren SP

1'01.772

7

14

France
France

Sébastien Bourdais

United States
United States

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

1'00.810

8

1

United States
United States

Josef Newgarden

United States
United States

Team Penske

1'00.867

9

21

Netherlands
Netherlands

Rinus van Kalmthout

United States
United States

Ed Carpenter Racing

1'00.883

10

7

United States
United States

Oliver Askew

Arrow McLaren SP

1'00.977

11

9

New Zealand
New Zealand

Scott Dixon

United States
United States

Chip Ganassi Racing

1'01.028

12

22

France
France

Simon Pagenaud

United States
United States

Team Penske

1'01.229

13

30

Japan
Japan

Takuma Sato

United States
United States

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

1'00.942

14

20

United States
United States

Conor Daly

United States
United States

Ed Carpenter Racing

1'01.160

15

8

Sweden
Sweden

Marcus Ericsson

United States
United States

Chip Ganassi Racing

1'00.961

16

55

Spain
Spain

Alex Palou

Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh

1'01.163

17

15

United States
United States

Graham Rahal

United States
United States

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

1'01.145

18

18

United States
United States

Santino Ferrucci

Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan

1'01.179

19

28

United States
United States

Ryan Hunter-Reay

United States
United States

Andretti Autosport

1'01.173

20

4

United States
United States

Charlie Kimball

United States
United States

A.J. Foyt Enterprises

1'01.242

21

3

New Zealand
New Zealand

Scott McLaughlin

United States
United States

Team Penske

1'01.640

22

10

Sweden
Sweden

Felix Rosenqvist

United States
United States

Chip Ganassi Racing

1'01.522

23

98

United States
United States

Marco Andretti

Andretti Herta Autosport with Marco & Curb-Agajani

1'01.683

24

59

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Max Chilton

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Carlin

1'21.790

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