NBC expands network coverage of NTT INDYCAR SERIES

Championship beginning with season opener March 7 in St. Petersburg

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 1, 2020) – INDYCAR officials announced a 17-race schedule for the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES, including expanded network

TV coverage, two thrilling high-speed races at Texas Motor Speedway prior to the Indianapolis 500 and a return to its other pillar events.

The 2021 season will begin Sunday, March 7 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, marking the 10th consecutive year that St. Petersburg

will host the launch of a new season. That event will be the first of nine races on NBC network television – a schedule that also includes

the historic Grand Prix of Long Beach in April. “We’re really pleased that the current plans provide for one additional race on NBC’s

network than we had this year,” said Mark Miles, president and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corp. “In particular, the season will start with

NBC coverage of the St. Petersburg event, a spectacular start for those in attendance and for those watching from home.”

“The INDYCAR and NBC Sports partnership continues to be mutually beneficial, growing in viewership and providing adrenaline-packed entertainment to a national sports audience,”

said Michael Perman, vice president, programming, NBC Sports. “We’re looking forward to providing increased exposure to the series in 2021,

including network coverage of the season opener in St. Pete and the finale in Laguna Seca. Additionally, as a marquee

event of our Championship Season, we’ll also provide wall-to-wall coverage of the Indy 500 on NBC, an international sporting spectacle filled with speed and exceptional drama.”