NTT Indycar Series Drives Into May With The Honda Grand Prix Of Alabama This Sunday

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 28, 2022 – The 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season drives into the month of May with live coverage of the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. A post-race show featuring driver interviews, analysis and the podium ceremony will be presented exclusively on Peacock beginning at 3 p.m. ET. The Honda Grand Prix of Alabama marks the fourth of six races airing on NBC to begin the season.

Reigning INDYCAR champion Alex Palou is part of a star-studded group of drivers that includes two-time INDYCAR champion Josef Newgarden, six-time INDYCAR champion Scott Dixon, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, four-time and defending Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves, and former Formula One racer Romain Grosjean, among others. Newgarden won the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach in the series’ last race on April 10, with Grosjean and Palou rounding out the podium. Newgarden currently leads the standings (118 pts). Palou won last year’s season-opening edition of the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama.


Driver Points
Josef Newgarden 118
Scott McLaughlin 113
Alex Palou 103
Will Power 102
Scott Dixon 83

The lead INDYCAR commentary team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Townsend Bell (analyst) and James Hinchcliffe (analyst) will call the race. Marty SniderKevin Lee, and Dillon Welch will provide reports from pit road.

Live coverage of qualifying and practice sessions from Barber Motorsports Park on Friday and Saturday will exclusively stream on Peacock. For more information about INDYCAR on Peacock and how to sign up, click here.

NBC Sports’ free-to-play game, INDYCAR Pick ‘Em, features a weekly contest for each race throughout the season with a $25,000 jackpot. The inaugural jackpot winner took home the prize following a perfect selection for the Grand Prix of Long Beach and was personally congratulated by Newgarden.

INDYCAR Pick ‘Em is available for download now on the NBC Sports Predictor app powered by PointsBet (available in the App Store and Google Play Store).

NBC Sports’ viewership for the 2022 INDYCAR season is averaging a TAD of 1.148 million viewers, marking the series’ best start through a season’s opening three races since 2003 and up 34% vs. 2021 (858,000 viewers) that featured two races on NBC and one on NBCSN. Click here for more details.


  • Play by Play: Leigh Diffey
  • Analysts: Townsend Bell, James Hinchcliffe
  • Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Kevin Lee, Dillon Welch


  • TV – NBC
  • Streaming – Peacock,, NBC Sports app
Date Coverage Network/Streaming Time (ET)
Fri., April 29 Honda Grand Prix of Alabama – Practice Peacock 4 p.m.
Sat., April 30 Honda Grand Prix of Alabama – Practice 2 Peacock 10 a.m.
Honda Grand Prix of Alabama – Qualifying Peacock 1 p.m.
Honda Grand Prix of Alabama – Practice 3 Peacock 5:20 p.m.
Sun., May 1 Indy Lights Peacock 10:55 a.m.
Honda Grand Prix of Alabama NBC, Peacock,, NBC Sports app 1 p.m.
Honda Grand Prix of Alabama – Post-Race Peacock 3 p.m.
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