• NTT INDYCAR SERIES heads to Barber Motorsport Park
  • DeFrancesco scored a pair of podiums at Barber last year
  • Alabama venue was the scene of DeFrancesco’s first-ever INDYCAR test

LEEDS, AL (Wednesday, April 27, 2022) – NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie Devlin DeFrancesco heads to familiar territory this weekend as the Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport racer does battle at Barber Motorsport Park.

Last year at the Alabama venue, the Italian-Canadian racer scored a pair of podium finishes in his Indy Lights debut. This is also the same track where he completed his first-ever test aboard an INDYCAR in October last year.

This weekend’s fourth round of the championship is the final race before the “Month of May” – the GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and the legendary Indianapolis 500 lay ahead.

A single one-hour practice session is scheduled for Friday afternoon at 3:05 PM (Central Time), followed by an additional session at 9:00 AM on Saturday morning. Qualifying will be run from 12:00 noon, and INDYCAR teams will have a final 30-minute session at 4:20 PM on the 2.3 mile, 17 turn road course.

The 90-lap Honda Grand Prix of Alabama will go green at 12:15 PM on Sunday and be shown live on NBC and Peacock TV.

Friday, April 30
3:05 PM – 4:00 PM: Practice 1
Saturday, May 1
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Practice 2
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Qualifying
4:20 PM – 4:50 PM: Practice 3
Sunday, May 2
12:15 PM: Round 3 – 90 laps
(Central time)

USA: NBC and Peacock TV
Peacock also will stream all races airing on NBC 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

INDYCAR Radio and Sirius XM – https://www.indycar.com/radio/broadcast-schedule

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2.3-mile, 17-turn road course (clockwise) in Birmingham, Alabama

200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation.

Six sets primary, four sets alternate, one additional set available for rookies for use in first practice.


“I’m excited to get to work at Barber. We had a successful test there, and I think the Andretti Steinbrenner No. 29 PowerTap Honda will be dialed in. I had a solid finish in Indy Lights last year with two, third-place finishes. It’ll be nice for me to be on a familiar track for the first time this season.”


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.


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