The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season begins Sunday, March 10 with the 15th running of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. For the ninth consecutive year, the IndyCar schedule will begin in the streets of the city on Florida’s western coast as drivers work through the 1.8-mile, 14-turn circuit.
This IndyCar season not only arrives with a new title sponsor in NTT, but it comes a fresh TV deal with NBC Sports Group. Of the 17 IndyCar races on the schedule for 2019, eight will be broadcast on NBC, and nine, including Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, will air on NBC Sports Network. NBC will offer additional coverage of IndyCar practices and qualifying sessions on its NBC Sports Gold app.
MORE: Watch the Firestone Grand Prix live with fuboTV (7-day trial)
The 2019 IndyCar championship battle will feature some familiar names, like Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon, Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi and the Penske Racing trio of Will Power, Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden. But expect some new names like rookies Felix Rosenqvist, Marcus Ericsson and Patricio O’Ward to compete for wins.
As for the first race of the season Sunday in St. Petersburg, Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy, who is an analyst on NBC’s “Football Night in America,” will give the command for drivers to start their engines — a solid way for the network to kick off its coverage of the 2019 IndyCar season.
IndyCar at St. Petersburg: Firestone Grand Prix
- Date: Sunday, March 10
- Time: 1:30 p.m. ET
- TV channel: NBCSN
- Live stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial) | INDYCAR Pass
IndyCar at St. Petersburg: Firestone Grand Prix TV schedule
The 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network as part of NBC’s TV contract, which splits the IndyCar season coverage between two networks, NBC and NBCSN.
NBCSN’s coverage of the IndyCar race in St. Petersburg will begin with its pre-race show at 12:30 p.m. ET. The race is scheduled to take the green flag at 1:37 p.m. ET.
Below is the full NBC broadcast schedule for all IndyCar events in St. Petersburg.
IndyCar at St. Petersburg: Firestone Grand Prix live stream
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg practice sessions on Friday and Saturday, plus the IndyCar warm-up session on Sunday, can be streamed via INDYCAR Pass on NBC Sports Gold. As for qualifying and the race itself, live-stream presentations can be found on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg also can be streamed live via fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.
Throughout the season, INDYCAR Pass will provide live streams of all IndyCar practice and qualifying sessions. The service also will provide same-day replays of IndyCar races, live streams of Indy Lights races and more.
IndyCar at St. Petersburg: Firestone Grand Prix track schedule
(All times Eastern)
Friday, March 8
Saturday, March 9
Sunday, March 10
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