IndyCar Inks Deal With FOX Sports

Colton Herta

INDYCAR and FOX Sports announced Fox Sports will be the exclusive home of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge beginning in 2025. The multi-year media rights deal provides a massive increase in exposure for North America’s premier open-wheel racing series, with every 2025 race airing on FOX and available on the FOX Sports app. FOX Deportes will carry exclusive Spanish-language television coverage, with a schedule to be announced at a later date.

FOX will also provide coverage of Indy 500 qualifications on both Saturday and Sunday, bringing the total number of broadcast network windows to 19, a record for the NTT INDYCAR Series. INDYCAR will become the only premier motorsport in the United States with exclusive major broadcast network coverage for all its races.

“This represents unrivaled exposure and provides an unparalleled growth opportunity for the most competitive and entertaining motorsport on the planet,” INDYCAR CEO Mark Miles said. “FOX Sports is a fully committed partner, ready to bring engaging and technically innovative coverage to millions of fans across the country while also promoting INDYCAR thoroughly across all its platforms.”

“Adding the iconic Indianapolis 500 and delivering the entire NTT INDYCAR Series to the FOX Sports roster fits perfectly within our model of teaming with sports’ largest events and best-in-class brands,” FOX Sports CEO and Executive Producer Eric Shanks said. “We’re honored to be the new broadcast home to ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,’ an incredibly special event to everyone at FOX Sports.”

AJ Foyt Racing Team President Larry Foyt is thrilled with today’s announcement stating, “This is fantastic news for INDYCAR. Congratulations to Mark and the entire Penske Entertainment team for putting this record-breaking deal together. It has been great working with everyone at NBC Sports, but having all of the races on network TV should increase our viewership and introduce the amazing racing of INDYCAR to even more sports fans.”

The 2025 NTT INDYCAR Series season kicks off with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 2 and concludes with the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on Sunday, Aug. 31. The 109th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge takes place on Sunday, May 25. The full schedule for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES was released today.

Indianapolis 500 Race Day coverage will be extensive for fans across the country, with a five-hour window on FOX set aside for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The Indy 500 is annually the world’s largest single-day spectator sporting event, attracting a crowd of more than 300,000 people to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The immersive collaboration will see all practice and qualifying sessions for the NTT INDYCAR Series telecast on cable on FS1 and FS2. The majority of INDY NXT by Firestone races will also air on FS1, with FS2 providing supplemental coverage of additional races.

This news comes on the heels of continued growth and momentum for INDYCAR, which has seen rising attendance across its schedule, significant growth in commercial partnerships and record metrics across its digital platforms.

Additional announcements, including on-air talent, will be announced at a later date.

2025 NTT INDYCAR SERIES SCHEDULE

(All races are points-paying events; all event weekends include NTT INDYCAR SERIES and INDY NXT by Firestone races unless otherwise noted.)

Date

Track

Network

Sunday, March 2

Streets of St. Petersburg

FOX

Sunday, March 23

The Thermal Club*

FOX

Sunday, April 13

Streets of Long Beach*

FOX

Sunday, May 4

Barber Motorsports Park

FOX

Saturday, May 10

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course^

FOX

Sunday, May 25

109th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge*

FOX

Sunday, June 1

Streets of Detroit

FOX

Sunday, June 15

World Wide Technology Raceway

FOX

Sunday, June 22

Road America

FOX

Sunday, July 6

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

FOX

Saturday, July 12

Iowa Speedway Race 1

FOX

Sunday, July 13

Iowa Speedway Race 2*

FOX

Sunday, July 20

Streets of Toronto*

FOX

Sunday, July 27

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca+

FOX

Sunday, Aug. 10

Portland International Raceway

FOX

Sunday, Aug. 24

Milwaukee Mile

FOX

Sunday, Aug. 31

Nashville Superspeedway

FOX

  • — No INDY NXT by Firestone race

^ — INDY NXT by Firestone doubleheader May 9-10

  • — INDY NXT by Firestone doubleheader July 26-27

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