GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis: Weekend Schedule, Race Start Time, TV Viewing

This weekend the NTT IndyCar Series arrives at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to tackle the 2.439 mile road course.

The 14-turn road course is the first of two races at IMS this month for the series with it serving as the precursor to the Indianapolis 500 held over Memorial Day weekend. Both IndyCar and the Indy NXT Series will compete at the track over the weekend with Friday serving as the first day of on track activity followed by racing on Saturday.

Fast Facts GMR Grand Prix

Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course (clockwise)

Race distance: NTT INDYCAR SERIES 85 laps / 207.3 miles | INDY NXT by Firestone: 35 laps/55 minutes

Push-to-pass parameters: NTT INDYCAR SERIES: 200 seconds of total time, with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation. | INDY NXT by Firestone: 150 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 15 seconds per activation

Firestone tire allotment (NTT INDYCAR SERIES): Six sets primary, four sets alternate. One additional set is available to rookie drivers for use in the Friday practice session.

2022 race winners:

NTT INDYCAR SERIES: Colton Herta (No. 26 Gainbridge Honda)
INDY NXT by Firestone: Danial Frost (No. 68 HMD Motorsports), Linus Lundqvist (No. 26 HMD Motorsports)

NBC Sports race telecast: 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday, May 13, NBC (live). Leigh Diffey is the play-by-play announcer for NBC’s coverage of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, alongside analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe.

Weekend Schedule

FRIDAY, MAY 12 (All times are local)

9:30-10:45 a.m. NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice (75 minutes), Peacock
11-11:50 a.m. INDY NXT by Firestone practice, INDYCAR LIVE
1-2 p.m. NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice (45 minutes), Peacock
2:20-2:40 p.m. INDY NXT by Firestone qualifying, INDYCAR LIVE
4 p.m. Qualifying for the NTT P1 Award (three rounds of NTT INDYCAR SERIES knockout qualifications), Peacock


11:15-11:45 a.m. NTT INDYCAR SERIES warmup, Peacock
1:10 p.m. INDY NXT by Firestone Grand Prix (35 laps/55 minutes), Peacock
3:45 p.m. GMR Grand Prix (85 laps/207.3 miles), NBC (Live)

John Bman
John Bman
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