With a 27-car grid now finalized and just over a month from the green flag flying in St. Petersburg, it’s about time to take a look at the 2023 IndyCar Series schedule.
The 2022 season brought an extremely competitive title fight along with some of the most exciting racing to date. Two-time champion Will Power captured the title after a 17-race season and will be looking for a third. However, you can never count out some of the younger drivers in the field, such as Alex Palou, Colton Herta, and Pato O’Ward.
Here is a look at this year’s IndyCar Series schedule, where fans can watch the action go down, and key races in 2023.
2023 IndyCar Series Schedule and TV Channels
- Sunday, March 5th: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Streets of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Florida (NBC)
- Sunday, April 2nd: Texas Indy 375 – Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas (NBC)
- Sunday, April 16th: Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach – Streets of Long Beach, Long Beach, California (NBC)
- Sunday, April 30th: Children’s of Alabama Grand Prix – Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama (NBC)
- Saturday, May 13th: GMR Grand Prix – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, Speedway, Indiana (NBC)
- Sunday, May 28th: 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana (NBC)
- Sunday, June 4th: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix – Streets of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan (NBC)
- Sunday, June 18th: Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America – Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (USA)
- Sunday, July 2nd: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio (USA)
- Sunday, July 16th: Honda Indy Toronto – Streets of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (Peacock)
- Saturday, July 22nd: Hy-Vee IndyCar Weekend Race 1 – Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa (NBC)
- Sunday, July 23rd: Hy-Vee IndyCar Weekend Race 2 – Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa (NBC)
- Sunday, August 6th: Big Machine Music City Grand Prix – Streets of Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee (NBC)
- Saturday, August 12th: Gallagher Grand Prix – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, Speedway, Indiana (USA)
- Sunday, August 27th: Bommarito Automotive Group 500 – World Wide Technology Raceway, Madison, Illinois (NBC)
- Sunday, September 3rd: Grand Prix of Portland – Portland International Raceway, Portland, Oregon (NBC)
- Sunday, September 10th: Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey – Laguna Seca, Monterey, California (NBC)
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Races to Watch For
To many fans, there is nothing better than to watch drivers wheel their cars around the narrow streets of their favorite city. Lucky for IndyCar fans, they get to see five of those races in 2023. The season opens on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, and just a few weeks later, drivers get to storm down the historic streets of Long Beach, California. A week after the Indianapolis 500, the series returns to the streets of Detroit for the first time since 1991. In the middle of the season, the series’ street takeover ends with exciting races in Toronto and Nashville.
However, the crown jewel of every IndyCar season takes place on the final weekend of May in Indianapolis. Marcus Ericsson drank the milk after a hard-fought victory at last year’s Indy 500, and this year’s field is looking as competitive as ever. The Month of May also includes the GMR Grand Prix, held two weeks before on the Speedway’s infield road course, as well as six full days of practice and qualifying.
The season will conclude with a three-race trip to the West. This starts with a trip to the suburbs of St. Louis, where drivers will compete at the 1.25-mile oval at World Wide Technology Raceway. Then, it is off to the PNW as the series makes its annual visit to the road course at Portland International Raceway. After that, it is the season finale at Laguna Seca, a track known for some of the most memorable moments in recent IndyCar memory.
All in all, it should be an exciting 2023 IndyCar Series season, and it is just over a month away.