The annual event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be among the 17-race IndyCar Series schedule next season that will air on FOX. (IndyCar Photo)

IndyCar Moves To FOX, Sets 2025 Schedule

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — IndyCar Series fans won’t have to “change that dial” as all 2025 NTT IndyCar Series will be televised by the FOX network.

The highly anticipated new television deal was announced Thursday morning.

In addition, a 17-race schedule was released, and the season will conclude on Aug. 31, 2025 — Labor Day weekend. That is important as it clears the deck for FOX to begin its NFL regular season coverage the following weekend.

“Adding the iconic Indianapolis 500 and delivering the entire NTT IndyCar Series to the FOX Sports roster fits perfectly within our model of teaming with sports’ largest events and best-in-class brands,” said FOX Sports CEO and Executive Producer Eric Shanks. “We’re honored to be the new broadcast home to The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, an incredibly special event to everyone at FOX Sports.”

The IndyCar TV package ends a relationship with NBC that began originally as Versus in 2009. It became NBC Sports Network in 2012. NBC took over full coverage of the series in 2019.

NBC boosted IndyCar’s network exposure to as many as 14 races on the major network while selected races were televised on cable channel USA Network and the Peacock streaming service.

According to IndyCar, the new media-rights deal provides a massive and unprecedented increase in exposure for North America’s premier open-wheel racing series, with every race airing on FOX and available on the FOX Sports app.

FOX Deportes will carry exclusive Spanish-language television coverage with a schedule to be announced at a later date.

FOX will also provide coverage of Indy 500 qualifications on both Saturday and Sunday, bringing the number of broadcast network windows to 19, a record for the NTT IndyCar Series. 

IndyCar will become the only premier motorsport in the United States with exclusive major broadcast network coverage for all of its races.

“This represents unrivaled exposure and provides an unparalleled growth opportunity for the most competitive and entertaining motorsport on the planet,” said IndyCar CEO Mark Miles. “FOX Sports is a fully committed partner, ready to bring engaging and technically innovative coverage to millions of fans across the country while also promoting IndyCar thoroughly across all its platforms.”

The 2025 NTT IndyCar season kicks off with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 2 and concludes with the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on Aug. 31. 

The 109th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge takes place on May 25. 

Indy 500 race day coverage will be extensive for fans across the country, with a five-hour window on FOX set aside for The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. 

The Indy 500 is annually the world’s largest single-day spectator sporting event, attracting a crowd of more than 300,000 people to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The immersive collaboration will see all practice and qualifying sessions for the NTT IndyCar Series telecast on cable on FS1 and FS2. The majority of Indy NXT by Firestone races will also air on FS1, with FS2 providing supplemental coverage of additional races.

This news comes on the heels of continued growth and momentum for IndyCar, which has seen rising attendance across its schedule, significant growth in commercial partnerships and record metrics across its digital platforms.

Additional announcements, including on-air talent, will be come at a later date.

IndyCar action at Barber Motorsports Park. (IndyCar Photo)


March 2 – Streets of St. Petersburg   St. Petersburg, Fla.

March 23 – The Thermal Club Palm Springs, Calif.

April 13 –Grand Prix of Long Beach    Long Beach, Calif.

May 4 – Barber Motorsports Park      Leeds, Ala.

May 10 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course          Indianapolis, Ind.

May 25 – 109th Indianapolis 500       Indianapolis, Ind.

June 1 – Detroit Grand Prix    Detroit, Mich.

June 15 – World Wide Technology Raceway Madison, Ill.

June 22 – Road America         Elkhart Lake, Wis.

July 6 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course  Steam Corners, Ohio 

July 12 – Iowa Speedway        Newton, Iowa

July 13 – Iowa Speedway        Newton, Iowa

July 20 – Exhibition Place       Toronto, Ontario

July 27 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca           Monterey, Calif.

Aug. 10 – Portland Int’l Raceway       Portland, Ore.

Aug. 24 – The Milwaukee Mile           West Allis, Wis.

Aug. 31 – Nashville Superspeedway   Nashville, Tenn.

*All races live on FOX

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