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IndyCar in Nashville: Begin time, the right way to watch, entry checklist & extra

IndyCar in Nashville: Begin time, the right way to watch, entry checklist & extra

The Huge Machine Music Metropolis Grand Prix would be the second IndyCar race to happen on the course on the streets in Nashville, that includes each side of the Korean Struggle Veterans Memorial Bridge which stretches throughout the Cumberland River. Marcus Ericsson scored a exceptional victory final 12 months for Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda, after taking off from the again of one other automobile quickly after the inexperienced flag.

Colton Herta’s pole place was no much less exceptional, since his tempo was so robust that he, Nathan O’Rourke and the Andretti Autosport-Honda crew determined to run Firestone primaries within the first phase of qualifying, and nonetheless bought by to Q2 with second quickest time. It meant that he alone had a recent set of alternates for the Firestone Quick Six and he took pole by over half a second.

For all 5 IndyCar Rookie of the 12 months contenders – Callum Ilott, Kyle Kirkwood, Devlin DeFrancesco, David Malukas and Christian Lundgaard – this will probably be a primary race in Nashville, with not even Highway To Indy graduates Kirkwood and DeFrancesco having skilled it. Not like this 12 months, there was no Indy Lights race right here.

There have been eight completely different winners in 13 IndyCar races in 2022: Josef Newgarden (4), Scott McLaughlin and Pato O’Ward (2), Colton Herta, Marcus Ericsson, Will Energy, Scott Dixon and Alexander Rossi. Energy at the moment leads the championship by 9 factors forward of Ericsson, 32 forward of Newgarden, 38 forward of Dixon, 46 forward of O’Ward and 52 forward of defending champion Alex Palou who remains to be in search of his first win this season.

Meyer Shank Racing’s Helio Castroneves will make his 371st IndyCar begin, having damaged the tie with AJ Foyt for third within the all-time begins checklist. In the meantime, Dixon will make his 302nd consecutive begin, the second-longest streak in IndyCar historical past.

Firestone will use the occasion to exhibit the efficiency of a brand new sustainable pure rubber derived from guayule, a desert shrub grown within the American Southwest. Firestone Firehawk race tires made with guayule-derived pure rubber have been launched on the Indy 500 Pit Cease Problem in Could and can make their competitors debut because the alternate tire in Nashville. The guayule pure rubber is positioned throughout the Firestone Firehawk’s sidewall. Bridgestone race tire engineers determined to make use of the guayule rubber in your complete sidewall as a result of that space is made up of essentially the most pure rubber. Bridgestone Americas, plans to include guayule pure rubber into extra of its race tires beginning in 2023.

Cara Krstolic, director of race tire engineering and manufacturing at Bridgestone Americas Motorsports, says the green-sidewalled alternates will provide “the identical efficiency and sturdiness as a standard Firestone tire,” because the tread compound is similar because the 2022 avenue course alternate tire. She provides that “the first tire compound and building are the identical as final 12 months’s avenue course tires.”

When is the IndyCar race at Indy street course?

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Date: Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7

Begin time: Saturday, 2.30pm Central Time

How can I watch the IndyCar race in Nashville?

NBC’s protection of the 2022 Huge Machine Music Metropolis Grand Prix will start at 2.30pm on NBC.

Leigh Diffey would be the announcer for NBC’s protection alongside analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. All NTT IndyCar Sequence apply periods and qualifying will stream dwell on Peacock Premium, NBC’s livestreaming product, whereas NBC’s race telecast will probably be simulcast on the streaming service. Peacock Premium’s unique post-race present will probably be streamed following the race. The Indy Lights race will probably be streamed on Peacock Premium, with apply and qualifying being proven on IndyCar Reside!

IndyCar broadcast schedule (Central Time)

Friday, August 5

3.15-4.30pm – NTT IndyCar Sequence first apply – Peacock Premium

Saturday, August 6

11.15am-12.15pm – NTT IndyCar Sequence second apply – Peacock Premium

– NTT IndyCar Sequence qualifying – Peacock Premium

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Sunday, August 7

9.15-9.45am – NTT IndyCar Sequence warm-up – Peacock Premium

2.00pm – Huge Machine Music Metropolis Grand Prix (80 laps / 160.8-miles – NBC dwell

Will the
IndyCar race in Nashville be on the radio?

Mark Jaynes is the chief announcer alongside analyst Davey Hamilton. Nick Yeoman, Jake Question and Michael Younger are the flip announcers, whereas pit reporters are Ryan Myrehn and Joel Sebastianelli. The Huge Machine Music Metropolis Grand Prix in Nashville, together with its race, practices and qualifying periods, air dwell on community associates, SiriusXM 160, and the IndyCar app powered by NTT DATA.

Race Notes

What number of laps is the IndyCar race on the streets of Nashville? 80 laps (168 miles)

Observe: 2.1-mile 11-turn avenue course in Nashville, TN.

Firestone tire allotment: Six units of main tires (seven for rookies), 4 units of alternate tires for use by the 2 days.

Push-to-pass parameters: 200sec complete time, with a most time of 15sec per activation.

2021 Nashville GP winner: Marcus Ericsson, Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda.

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2021 Nashville GP pole-winner: Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport-Honda

Qualifying lap document: Herta, 1min13.6835sec (102.601mph), Aug. 7, 2021.

Entry checklist: 

No. Driver Hometown Automobile title Group-Engine
2 Josef Newgarden Nashville, Tennessee PPG Group Penske Group Penske-Chevrolet
3 Scott McLaughlin Christchurch, New Zealand DEX Imaging Group Penske Group Penske-Chevrolet
4 Dalton Kellett Stouffville, Canada Ok-Line / AJ Foyt Racing A.J. Foyt Enterprises-Chevrolet
5 Pato O’Ward Monterrey, Mexico Arrow McLaren SP Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet
06 Helio Castroneves Sao Paulo, Brazil AutoNation / SiriusXM Meyer Shank Racing-Honda
7 Felix Rosenqvist Varnamo, Sweden Arrow McLaren SP Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet
8 Marcus Ericsson Kumla, Sweden Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda
9 Scott Dixon Auckland, New Zealand PNC Financial institution Chip Ganassi Racing Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda
10 Alex Palou Barcelona, Spain NTT Information Chip Ganassi Racing Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda
12 Will Energy Toowoomba, Australia Verizon Group Penske Group Penske-Chevrolet
14 Kyle Kirkwood (R) Jupiter, Florida Sexton Properties A.J. Foyt Enterprises-Chevrolet
15 Graham Rahal New Albany, Ohio United Leases Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda
16 Simona De Silvestro Thun, Switzerland Paretta Autosport Paretta Autosport-Chevrolet
18 David Malukas (R) Chicago, Illinois HMD Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports-Honda
20 Conor Daly Noblesville, Indiana BitNile Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet
21 Rinus VeeKay Hoofddorp, Netherlands Bitcoin Racing Group with BitNile Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet
26 Colton Herta Valencia, California Gainbridge Andretti Autosport w/Curb Agajanian-Honda
27 Alexander Rossi Nevada Metropolis, California NAPA Auto Components / AutoNation Andretti Autosport-Honda
28 Romain Grosjean Geneva, Switzerland DHL Andretti Autosport-Honda
29 Devlin DeFrancesco (R) Toronto, Canada PowerTap Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport-Honda
30 Christian Lundgaard (R) Hedensted, Denmark Protect Cleansers Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda
45 Jack Harvey Bassingham, UK Hy-Vee Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, California Carvana Chip Ganassi Racing Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda
51 Takuma Sato Tokyo, Japan Nurtec ODT Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda
60 Simon Pagenaud Montmorillon, France AutoNation / SiriusXM Meyer Shank Racing-Honda
77 Callum Ilott (R) Cambridge, UK Juncos Hollinger Racing Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet

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