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Sky wins IndyCar coverage

March 1, 2019

By Colin Mann

Sky Sports will show every round of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series, including the world-famous Indianapolis 500, on the Sky Sports F1 channel after agreeing a new partnership with IndyCar.

The agreement means that every qualifying session and every race from all 17 rounds of America’s premier single-seater racing series, starting with the 2019 curtain-raiser in St Petersburg, Florida on March 10th, will be live on Sky Sports F1. The pinnacle of the Series, the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, takes place on May 26th.

“The NTT IndyCar Series is one of the most thrilling competitions in motor racing, crowned by the world renowned ‘Indy 500’, and it’s great to be able to work with our new partners at NBC to bring it to a whole new audience here in the UK and Ireland,” commented Steve Smith, Director of Content and Production at Sky Sports. “Alongside our biggest ever season of F1, it will be part of an incredible line-up of motor racing on Sky Sports this year.”

“We are pleased to reach a deal with Sky Sports to showcase the NTT IndyCar Series on the Sky Sports F1 channel for the next several seasons,” added Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, which owns INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “IndyCar values the commitment Sky and NBC have made to the series and the support of Comcast-NBCUniversal to help make this deal possible. We look forward to starting our season next week on Sky.”

The series will be broadcast on Sky Sports F1, the world’s only dedicated F1 channel, with opening race of the season coming just a week before F1 gets underway in Melbourne. Sky Sports F1 will be the only place in the UK and Ireland to watch every race from both competitions live.

IndyCar Series fans will be able to watch in HD via Sky Q, on the move with Sky Go, or via the Sky Sports App. Fans can also stream IndyCar via contract-free streaming service NOW, available on more than 60 devices.

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