Series

Road to Indy – Sanctioned by INDYCAR, the Road to Indy provides teams, drivers and sponsors an opportunity to gain valuable experience on and off the track while following a clear-cut path of progression through three development series: Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. The Road to Indy is the only driver development program in the world to feature a champion’s scholarship at every level to advance to the next step of the ladder system.

From the Streets of St. Petersburg to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, drivers in the Road to Indy compete alongside the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in front of the top-tier crowds, team owners, sponsors and media. The Road to Indy puts drivers on the path to competing in one of the top levels of open-wheel racing.

For more information, visit INDYCAR.com/RoadToIndy.

Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires – The third and final step of the Road to Indy. Indy Lights has become the backbone of the NTT IndyCar Series as over 20 drivers in the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES competed in Indy Lights at some point in their career. The success of Indy Lights as a springboard to IndyCar has never been more apparent.

In 2022, in the United States, all races will be broadcast live on Peacock Premium, NBCUniversal’s expanding streaming service, with additional coverage during race weekends provided by the INDYCAR Radio Network.

For more information, visit IndyLights.com.

Featuring racing at a combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES offers its international lineup of drivers the most diverse challenges in motorsports. The top point scorer is crowned the series champion and receives a $1 million bonus.

Founded in 1994, INDYCAR serves as the sanctioning body for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

These athletes race single-seat, open-cockpit cars that feature a 2.2-liter, twin turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 engine optimized to run at 12,000 RPM with an estimated 500-700 horsepower depending on the turbocharger boost setting. The consumer-relevant engines, which are supplied by Chevrolet and Honda, utilize Speedway E85R fuel.

For more information, visit INDYCAR.com.

2022 Indy Lights Schedule

The Indy Lights schedule features events in 11 key markets and three doubleheader weekends, including a return to Iowa Speedway and the series’ debut on the Streets of Nashville. In November 2021, INDYCAR added the role of promoter to its position of sanctioning body of Indy Lights.

All 14 races, qualifying sessions and practices will happen within 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES weekends, providing an inclusive atmosphere for the developmental series that serves as the final step toward competing in North America’s premier open-wheel series.

DATE TRACK VENUE
February 27 Streets of St. Petersburg 1.8-mile street course
May 1 Barber Motorsports Park 2.3-mile road course
May 12-13 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 2.439-mile road course
June 4-5 The Raceway at Belle Isle Park 2.35-mile street circuit
June 12 Road America 4.014-mile road course
July 3 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2.258-mile road course
July 23 Iowa Speedway 0.875-mile tri-oval
August 7 Streets of Nashville street course
August 20 World Wide Technology Raceway 1.25-mile oval
September 4 Portland International Raceway 1.964-mile road course
September 10-11 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 2.238-mile road course

2022 INDYCAR Schedule

The 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule will feature a record 14 races on broadcast network NBC, headlined by the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 29 at iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with coverage on NBC beginning at 11 a.m. (ET).

DATE TRACK VENUE
February 27 Streets of St. Petersburg 1.8-mile street course
March 20 Texas Motor Speedway 1.44-mile oval
April 10 Streets of Long Beach 1.968-mile street course
May 1 Barber Motorsports Park 2.3-mile road course
May 14 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 2.439-mile road course
May 29 The 106th Indianapolis 500 2.5-mile oval
June 5 The Raceway at Belle Isle Park 2.35-mile street circuit
June 12 Road America 4.014-mile road course
July 3 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2.258-mile road course
July 17 Streets of Toronto 1.786-mile street course
July 23-24 Iowa Speedway 0.875-mile tri-oval
July 30 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 2.439-mile road course
August 7 Streets of Nashville street course
August 20 World Wide Technology Raceway 1.25-mile oval
September 4 Portland International Raceway 1.964-mile road course
September 11 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 2.238-mile road course