GMR Grand Prix preview, TV schedule, and how to watch

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IndyCar returns to the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway for this year’s running of the GMR Grand Prix, one of two races on the Indy Road Course and the sight of Rinus Veekay’s surprising win in 2021.

Last time out in Alabama, it was Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward who made a late move on Veekay after the last round of pit stops to take the first non-Penske win of the year. Josef Newgarden’s 14th-place finish dropped him from first to third in the championship standings as Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou came home in second to leapfrog both Newgarden and St. Petersburg winner Scott McLaughlin for the championship lead. Colton Herta, after having strong showings throughout practice and qualifying on Friday and Saturday, got tangled up with McLaughlin late in the race, relegating him down to 10th.

Just like in 2021, the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series schedule features two separate stops at the IMS Road Course, one in May and one in July which coincides with NASCAR’s yearly stop in Indianapolis. In the 2021 springtime stop at IMS, it was Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus Veekay who took his first and so far only win of his young IndyCar career in the same race that saw Romain Grosjean claim his first IndyCar pole and podium.

Read on to find out where you can catch this weekend’s action, no matter where you’re from!

Race Details: GMR Grand Prix

Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana, USA

Course Length and Turns: 2.439 miles (3.925 km), 14 turns

Race Length: 85 laps, 207.32 miles (333.64 km)

Previous Winner: Rinus Veekay, Ed Carpenter Racing

Lap Record: 1:09.3888, Josef Newgarden, 2017

2021 Pole Position: 1:09.4396, Romain Grosjean, Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware

Most Wins: Simon Pagenaud (2014, 2016, 2019) Will Power (2015, 2017, 2018)

United States (All Times in EST)

  • Practice 1: Friday, 5/13 – 9:30 a.m. on Peacock
  • Practice 2: Friday, 5/13 – 12:45 p.m. on Peacock
  • Qualifying: Friday, 5/13 – 4 p.m. on Peacock
  • Warmup: Saturday, 5/14 – 10:30 a.m. on Peacock
  • GMR Grand Prix: Sunday, 5/14 – 3 p.m. on NBC (Green flag at 3:45)

Note: All sessions can be heard on SiriusXM Channel 160, IMS Radio Network affiliates, and on the IndyCar app.

International Viewers

For the 2022 season, IndyCar has launched IndyCar Live! which is a subscription-based streaming service that brings live streaming of all IndyCar and Indy Lights sessions to countries without traditional IndyCar TV broadcasting contracts.

For a full list of IndyCar Live! availability by country, click here.

For a list of IndyCar broadcasters by continent, click here.

Six Questions for Indy:

  1. How does Penske recover after a disappointing showing at Barber?
  2. Does Romain Grosjean finally grab a win at one of his best tracks?
  3. Will this weekend’s winner carry the momentum into the 500?
  4. When will Colton Herta calm down and fight for a win?
  5. How does Pato O’Ward handle Indy after his win at Barber?
  6. Will Simon Pagenaud or Will Power add a record 4th win on the Road Course?

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TOP IMAGE: Joe Skibinski/Penske Entertainment