IndyCar Portland Start Times: The NTT IndyCar Series championship is its closest in at least two decades with two races remaining.
Seven drivers remain mathematically eligible for the title when it comes to the Portland Grand Prix, and the 58-point lead separating championship leader Will Power from seventh-placed Will Power is just four points more than the maximum held at one race weekend is available.
Team Penske’s Power leads teammate Josef Newgarden (Winner of the last race at Gateway) by three points. Six-time series champion Scott Dixon is 14 points behind, with Marcus Ericsson (17 points behind), Alex Palou (down-43), Scott McLaughlin (down-54) and O’Ward also in the hunt.
Defending champion Palou is also the defending champion in Portland (where he finally took the lead last year).
The 2022 season ends on September 11th at Laguna Seca Raceway.
Here are the details and IndyCar start times for the Portland Grand Prix at Portland International Raceway (all times are ET):
INDYCAR AT PORTLAND START TIMES
TV: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET on NBC and streaming on Peacock, the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com. Leigh Diffey is the announcer with analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. Kevin Lee and Dillon Welch are the pit reporters. Click here for NBC Sports’ full schedule for IndyCar in 2022.
Peacock will also be the streaming coverage for both practice and qualifying. (Click here for information on registering with Peacock.)
ORDER TO START ENGINES: 3:23 p.m. ET
GREEN FLAG: 3:30 p.m. ET
POSTRACE SHOW ON PEACOCK: After the race is over, an exclusive post-race show will be broadcast on Peacock featuring driver interviews, post-race analysis and the podium presentation. To watch the extended post-race show, click on the special stream on Peacock after the race ends.
Peacock will also be the streaming broadcast for practice and qualifying.
INDYCAR NETWORK: The IndyCar and Indy Lights races and all practice and qualifying sessions will be streamed live on network partners SiriusXM 160. racecontrol.indycar.com and the IndyCar app.
WORK OUT: Friday, 5:30 p.m. (Peacock Premium); Saturday noon (Peacock Premium), 7:15 p.m. (Peacock Premium)
QUALIFICATION: Saturday, 3:05 p.m. (Peacock Premium)
RACETRACK: The race is 110 laps/216.04 miles on a 12 turn, 1.964 mile street course in Portland, Oregon.
FORECAST: According to Wunderground.comit’s expected to be 81 degrees with a 53% chance of rain at the green flag.
INDY LIGHTS RACE: Sunday, 1:20 p.m., 35 laps/68.75 miles or 55 minutes (Peacock Premium)
INDYCAR PORTLAND WEEKEND SCHEDULE, START TIMES
(All times are Eastern time; subject to change)
Thursday 1 Sept
Midday: USF2000 practice
13 o’clock: Practice Indy Pro 2000
2:45 p.m.: USF2000 practice
3:45 p.m.: Practice Indy Pro 2000
4:45 p.m.: USF2000 practice
5:45 p.m.: Practice Indy Pro 2000
Friday 2 Sept
Midday: USF2000 qualification
12:55 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 qualification
2:20 p.m.: USF2000 race 1st
3:20 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 race 1
4:25 p.m.: Practice Indy Lights
17:30: IndyCar Training (Peacock Premium)
19 o’clock: USF2000 race 2
8 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 race 2
21:05: ARCA practice
Saturday September 3rd
Midday: IndyCar practice
1:15 p.m.: USF2000 race 3
2:15 p.m.: Practice Indy Lights
3:05 p.m.: IndyCar Qualification (Peacock Premium)
4:35 p.m.: ARCA qualification
5:20 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 race 3
6:25 p.m.: Indy Lights Qualification
7:15 p.m.: IndyCar Training (Peacock Premium)
8:30 p.m.: ARCA race, 57 laps/112 miles
Sunday, 4 Sept
1:20 p.m.: Indy Lights race, 35 laps/68.75 miles or 55 minutes (Peacock Premium)
3:30 p.m.: Green flag for Portland IndyCar Grand Prix, 110 laps/216.04 miles (NBC, Peacock Premium)
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