- NTT INDYCAR SERIES returns “home” to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Round 13 of the championship scheduled as a double-header with NASCAR
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Thursday, July 28, 2022) – After torrential rain struck the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course when the NTT INDYCAR SERIES did battle here back in May, Devlin DeFrancesco and the Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport squad are aiming for blue skies on the team’s return to “The Brickyard.”
This weekend’s 13th round of the championship forms part of a double-header weekend with NASCAR – both series competing on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
Last time on the 2.439-mile Indianapolis road circuit, DeFrancesco actually out-qualified three former Indy 500 winners, but his promising progress was thwarted by impact with the spinning car of Rinus Veekay. The additional trip to the pits for repairs eventually pushed to two laps off the leader.
The 21-year-old Italian-Canadian enters this weekend after a pair of consecutive strong weekends. He earned his season-high qualifying performance of 12th on his hometown streets of Toronto and backed that up with a sold 15th place finish on the Iowa oval last weekend.
DeFrancesco and Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport are in the midst of four consecutive race weekends and part of seven events staged over nine weeks to finish the 2022 season.
Track action kicks begins on Friday with a single 90-minute practice session at 9:30 AM followed by qualifying at 1:00 PM the same day. The Gallagher Grand Prix will be run on Saturday – the race going green at 12:30 PM and broadcast live on NBC.
“I’m excited to go back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. We’re going back with a different setup and new philosophy that we’ve tried as a team that’s worked on one of the cars. So, I’m looking forward to going out to and seeing what that’s like.”
FRIDAY, JULY 22
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Practice
SATURDAY, JULY 23
9:30 AM – Qualifying
3:06 PM – HyVeeDeals.com 250 presented by DoorDash (250 laps/223.5miles), NBC (Live)
SUNDAY, JULY 24
10:55-11:00 AM – Systems Check
2:30 PM – Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300 presented by Google (300 laps/268.2 miles), NBC (Live)
HOW TO WATCH
USA: NBC and Peacock TV
Peacock also will stream all races airing on NBC’s networks and will be the exclusive home of INDYCAR practice and qualifying sessions, as well as a new post-race show.
Canada: SportsNet World
International TV: https://www.indycar.com/ways-to-watch/international
HOW TO LISTEN
INDYCAR Radio and Sirius XM – https://www.indycar.com/radio/broadcast-schedule
Iowa Speedway, a 7/8-mile (0.894-mile) oval in Newton, Iowa
Firestone tire allotment: Fourteen sets for use through the doubleheader weekend
ANDRETTI STEINBRENNER AUTOSPORT PARTNERS
In 2022, Italian-Canadian racer DeFrancesco will drive the No.29 Honda-powered machine – resplendent in his signature bright fluorescent and red livery backed by long-time Road to Indy partner, Powertap Hydrogen.
The Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport entry is supported in 2022 by a trio of green technology brands. Joining PowerTap Hydrogen is long-time Andretti Steinbrenner partner, microturbine energy solutions provider Capstone Green Energy and clean technology company, Atmofizer.
Additional brands that will feature on the car in 2022 include new partner – ransomware security experts Halcyon; electric motorcycle pioneers Damon Motorcycles; electric and hydrogen truck pioneer Tevva; software and services company Fyllo; Miami-based Sol Yoga; Clarus Securities, life sciences health and wellness company, Wesana Health along with green technologies investment company, The House of Lithium.
Major retail brands will also be showcased on the car, including Kimoa – the fashion, clothing, and accessories brand founded by Fernando Alonso; Seattle, WA-based Jones Soda Co. and returning Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport partner – small-batch and Austrian-distilled ultra-premium brand, NEFT Vodka.