IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Pete: How to watch, start times, TV, schedules, streaming Jordan Jarvis knows how tough it is to blaze a new trail in SuperMotocross

IndyCar start time in St. Petersburg: The NTT IndyCar Series begins roaring Sunday 2023 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida with a tight grid and season opening schedule.

27 cars were entered, which is a record for St. Petersburg (26 best last year, as well as in 2012 and 2008). It is the largest opener field since 2001 (when the Indy Racing League had 27 in Phoenix and the CART had 28 in Monterrey, Mexico).

Arrow McLaren (with Alexander Rossi from Andretti Autosport) and Juncos Hollinger Racing (with Argentine rookie Agustín Canapino) have added stock cars this season.

Scott McLaughlin enters St. Petersburg as the reigning race winner (his first career win was the first of three in IndyCar’s second season last year). Simon Pagenaud of Meyer Shank Racing starts on Sunday for his 200th time, which puts him in 27th place overall along with Raoul Bösel.

Six-time series champion Scott Dixon will start 369th (tying A.J. Foyt for fourth on the all-time list) in pursuit of his first win at St. Pete (where he was runner-up four times).

In addition to Canapino, Marcus Armstrong, Benjamin Pedersen and Sting Ray Robb will make their IndyCar debut on Sunday.

Here are IndyCar details and start times for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (all times are ET):


TV: Sunday noon ET on NBC and broadcast on Peacock. NBC Sports app and Lee Diffie is the announcer along with analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe (whose first career IndyCar victory came in St. Petersburg 10 years ago).

. Marty Snyder, Kevin Lee and Dave Burns are reporters. Telemundo Deportes on Universo will host a TV broadcast in Spanish. Click here for the full NBC Sports schedule for IndyCar in 2023.

Peacock will also be broadcasting both practice sessions as well as Indy NXT qualifiers and races. (Click here to find out how to register with Peacock.)


GREEN FLAG: 12:30 pm ET

LAST SHOW ON PEACOCK: After the race is over, Peacock will air an exclusive post-race show with driver interviews, post-race analysis and a podium presentation. To watch the extended show after the race, click on the special post-race broadcast on Peacock.

Peacock will also be broadcasting practices and qualifications.

INDICAR RADIO NETWORK: IndyCar and Indy Lights races, as well as all practice and qualifying races, will be streamed live on SiriusXM 160 network affiliates, and the IndyCar app.

EXERCISE: Friday, 15:00 (Premium Peacock); Saturday, 10:00 am (Premium Peacock), warm-up on Sunday, 9:00 am (Premium Peacock)

QUALIFICATION: Saturday, 2:15 pm (Peacock Premium)

RACE DISTANCE: The race consists of 100 laps (180 miles) on a 14-turn, 2.8-mile street course through downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, including the Albert Whitted Airport runway.

PURPOSE OF TIRES: Six sets of main, five alternating. One additional kit is available for beginner riders to use during Friday afternoon practice sessions. Teams must use one set of main tires and one set of new (labeled) spare tires for at least two laps of the race.

CLICK TO GO: 150 seconds total time with a maximum single duration of 15 seconds. A pass is not possible at the initial start or any restart unless it occurs in the last two laps or three minutes of the time trial. This feature increases engine power by about 60 horsepower.

FORECAST: According to, it is expected to be 76 degrees with a 3% chance of rain on a green flag.

LIST OF INPUTS: Click here to see the 27 cars featured in the IndyCar season opener.

INDY NXT INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS LIST: Click here to see 19 vehicles.


(All times eastern)

Thursday, March 2

9:00-17:00: Indy NXT Garage Opening

Noon-17:00: Indy NXT Technology

Friday, March 3

8:30–17:30: Indy NXT Garage Opening

9:00-18:00: IndyCar garage open

10:00-15:00: Technology IndyCar

7:50-8:20 am: Practice MX5

8:35-9:20: Practice GT America

9:35-10:10: USF Pro 2000 Practice

10:25-11:00 USF2000 practice

11:15-11:45: Practice MX5

11:30: IndyCar pilot, team meeting

Noon-12:25: Practice GT America

12:30-12:45: GT America Qualifier

13:00–13:30: USF Pro 2000 Qualifier

13:55–14:40: Indie NXT practice

15-16:15: IndyCar Practice (Peacock Premium)

16:30-17:00: USF2000 qualification

17:15-17:35: MX5 qualification

17:55-18:35: Race GT America 1

Saturday, March 4

6:00–16:30: Indy NXT Garage Opening

7am-noon: Indy NXT Technology

7:00-18:00: IndyCar garage open

8:00-12:30: Technology IndyCar

7:55-8:40 am: MX5 Race 1

9-9:45: Indie NXT practice

10-11 am: IndyCar Practice (Peacock Premium)

11:15-noon: USF Pro 2000 Race 1

12:15-13:15: Race GT America 2

13:35–13:55: Indie NXT Qualifier

14:15-15:30: IndyCar Qualification (Peacock Premium)

15:45-16:30: USF2000 Race 1

16:45-17:30: MX5 Race 2

Sunday, March 5

6 a.m: IndyCar garage opens

6:30: Indy NXT Garage Opened

7 am: Technology IndyCar

7:30 am: Indy NXT Technology

8-8:45 am: USF2000 Race 2

9-9:30: Warm-up IndyCar (Peacock Premium)

10-10:55: Indie NXT (Peacock Premium)

12:30 pm: Firestone Grand Prix in St. Petersburg (NBC)

3pm: USF Pro 2000 Race 2


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When things go wrong, sometimes things seem to get worse, and that’s how supermotocross rider Jordan Jarvis spent the weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

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Jordan Jarvis has made a splash in motocross and wants the same in the stadium series. – Feld Motor Sports

After becoming the only female rider to take part in the 2023 Ricky Carmichael-designed Supercross track at Daytona International Speedway, Jarvis started the weekend with high hopes, even though she had only been able to train for Supercross since mid-October. unlike the top riders who have been training since October and have been racing for the past eight weeks.

Luck won’t be on her side this weekend. The burden of preparation fell on her shoulders.

During media day for the Daytona Supercross race, Jarvis made a mistake during a small jump when she missed the rear brake pedal and she was sent to the ground. Deciding in a split second, she clenched her hands, and the impact of the fall reverberated through the lower half of her arm and elbow.

Not wanting to leave, Jarvis checked in with the Alpine Stars medical team ahead of Saturday’s free practice, checked in, took ibuprofen, and hit the track. But the writing was on the wall before she made her first jump, as her father had to help her zip up her suit.

“When it happened,” Jarvis told NBC Sports, “I knew it wasn’t going to work. And when I rushed ahead of the group and came across a couple of bumps, it hurt me.

She thought to herself, “Oops, this will suck.”

“I just stumbled upon the jump face and experienced excruciating pain,” Jarvis said. “I immediately screamed, in tears, trying to just push through it, but I couldn’t, so I just drove off the track.”

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However, Jarvis has gone a bit further in the Daytona Supercross round this year than he did in 2022, but with the time and money invested, he couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed after a string of bad luck.

Jarvis has always been into motocross. This made Daytona’s track, which combines some motocross elements in a traditional Supercross track, a great training ground for her forays into the stadium series. Between that and knowing how many friends, competitors and eyes will be around, she understands the importance of participating in this race every year.

Now, Jarvis calls Central Florida home, but the Daytona Round is an important race for her for more than just proximity. She knows openness is important if she wants to stay on the motocross circuit and also complete a full Supercross season in the future.

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Jordan Jarvis has proven herself in the outdoor series but understands the need to be in both divisions. – Jordan Jarvis, Instagram

“I’ve been racing here since I was a kid,” Jarvis said. “I did everything…


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