How to watch the IndyCar Series 2023: stream the racing league online

Cars on track during the PPG 375 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 2, 2023
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The next entry in the IndyCar Series 2023 is the Bommarito Automotive Group 500, which takes place on Sunday, August 27, which is also the same day as the next F1 2023 race.

How to watch

The Bommarito Automotive Group 500 is another 500 km endurance race, making it one of the longest entries into the IndyCar annals, yet it takes place at one of the shortest tracks in the series. More information below.

You can use this guide to watch the IndyCar Series wherever you are, whether you want to do so on TV or online (depending on where you live, of course).

While the IndyCar Series may not be as recognizable as other big-name auto events like Formula 1 and NASCAR, fans clearly make up for that in passion, and the league's independent spirit is so central to proceedings that it's literally in the name.

If you're keen to watch the IndyCar Series, you can find information below that'll help you stream each of the races, whether you live in the US or other places around the world.

Next race: Bommarito Automotive Group 500, August 27

Next up for the IndyCar Series is the Bommarito Automotive Group 500, and you'll get no points for guessing the distance of this race. That's 500 km, of course.

Hosting the race is the World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, which is actually one of the shortest tracks of the Series. It's an egg-shaped oval that's 2.01 km long, so racers will do 260 circuits over the course of the race.

Here's the schedule for the weekend:

  • Saturday, August 26: Practice, qualifiers
  • Saturday, August 27: Race

How to watch the IndyCar Series in the US

The rights to IndyCar coverage in the US belong to NBCUniversal, and so you can use various platforms from the media company to watch the proceedings.

Generally, the main races are aired on NBC Sports, USA, NBC Universo and the streaming service Peacock, while the practices, qualifications and warmups are just on Peacock. Peacock costs $4.99 for its Premium tier and $9.99 for Premium Plus, so it's your most affordable way to watch the races.

If you don't want to use Peacock and don't have a cable plan that includes NBC Sports or NBC Universo, some live TV streaming services offer them. 

FuboTV's base plan for $74.99 includes them, as does Hulu with Live TV which costs $69.99 per month and YouTube TV which is $64.99 per month.

How to watch the IndyCar Series in the UK

Unlike in the US, you've only got one option for streaming IndyCar Series races, and that's the Sky Sports F1 channel.

This requires a Sky TV subscription with the Sky Sports package, and together they cost £46 monthly, though if you already have Sky TV it's £24 per month on top of that. However, Sky is currently offering a Sky Sports F1 bundle that costs just £18 per month, though you don't get any of the other Sky Sports channels. You can find it here.

A slight catch with this method is that Sky Sports F1, as the name implies, focuses on Formula 1 races, and on some weekends both F1 and IndyCar have races on the same day. Due to time differences (F1 takes place around the world, whereas IndyCar races are only in the US), there isn't always overlap, but in the cases where IndyCar and F1 take place at the same time, Sky Sports focuses on the latter.

How to watch the IndyCar Series in Australia

In Australia, Stan Sports is the service that hosts IndyCar coverage.

You can use the $10-per-month Basic, $16-per-month Standard or $21-per-month Premium plan to watch the race, as the key difference between these is the number of screens and visual resolution you can stream in.

How to watch the IndyCar Series everywhere else

If you're keen to watch each IndyCar Series race but you're somewhere the broadcasts aren't easily available, a potential solution to this issue is with a Virtual Private Network (VPN). 

A VPN lets you change your IP address, enabling you to watch shows or sporting events like IndyCar races and all the other shows and events that matter to you from other locations. Our favorite is ExpressVPN, which is the No. 1-rated VPN in the world right now according to our sister site, TechRadar.


ExpressVPN is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. 

It's straightforward and easy to use, has great security, is available on loads of streaming devices and, best of all, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it out 100% risk-free.

What you need to know about the IndyCar Series

Who's winning the IndyCar Series 2023?

Here is who's won the team and racer rankings for each Grand Prix:

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RaceWinning driverWinning team
Firestone Grand Prix of St. PetersburgMarcus EricssonChip Ganassi Racing
PPG 375Josef NewgardenTeam Penske
Acura Grand Prix of Long BeachKyle KirkwoodAndretti Autosport
Indy Grand Prix of AlabamaScott McLaughlinTeam Penske
GMR Grand PrixAlex PalouChip Ganassi Racing
Indy 500Josef NewgardenTeam Penske
Detroit Grand PrixAlex PalouChip Ganassi Racing
Sonsio Grand PrixAlex PalouChip Ganassi Racing
Indy 200Alex PalouChip Ganassi Racing
Indy TorontoChristian LundgaardRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Indy 250Josef NewgardenTeam Penske
Music City Grand PrixKyle KirkwoodAndretti Autosport
Gallagher Grand PrixScott DixonChip Ganassi Racing

What IndyCar Series races are taking place?

There are, in total, 17 races taking place over the course of six months. You can find them all below:

  • Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg — March 5
  • PPG 375 — April 2
  • Acura Grand Prix — April 16
  • Children's of Alabama Indy Grand Prix — April 30
  • GMR Grand Prix — May 13
  • Indy 500 — May 28
  • Detroit Grand Prix — June 4
  • Sonsio Grand Prix — June 18
  • Indy 200 — July 2
  • Indy Toronto — July 16
  • IndyCar 250 — July 22
  • Music City Grand Prix — August 6
  • Gallagher Grand Prix — August 12
  • Bommarito Automotive Group 500 — August 27
  • Grand Prix of Portland — September 3
  • Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey — September 10

What teams are partaking in the IndyCar Series?

In total there are 11 teams that'll be represented over the course of the IndyCar Series in 2023. Below you can see the teams, as well as the engine they'll be using and the team members.

Just note, not all members listed are partaking in every race, particularly for the Indy 500 which feature slots of extra racers from certain teams.

  • AJ Foyt Racing (Chevrolet) — Santino Ferruci & Benjamin Pedersen
  • Andretti Autosport (Honda) — Colton Herta, Kyle Kirkwood, Romain Grosjean, Devlin DeFrancesco & Marco Andreddi
  • Arrow McLaren (Chevrolet) — Patricio O'Ward, Felix Rosenqvist, Alexander Rossi & Tony Kanaan
  • Chip Ganassi Racing (Honda) — Marcus Ericsson, Scott Dixon, Alex Palou, Marcus Armstrong & Takuma Sato
  • Dale Coyne Racing (Honda) — David Malukas & Sting Ray Robb
  • Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (Chevrolet) — Stafan Wilson
  • Ed Carpenter Racing (Chevrolet) — Conor Daly, Rinus Veekay & Ed Carpenter
  • Juncos Hollinger (Chevrolet) — Callum Ilott & Agustin Canapino
  • Meyer Shank Racing (Honda) — Hélio Castroneves & Simon Pagenaud
  • Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (Honda) — Graham Rahal, Jack Harvey, Katherine Legge & Christian Lundgaard
  • Team Penske (Chevrolet) — Josef Newgarden, Scott McLaughlin & Will Power

What's new in the 2023 IndyCar series?

As well as the regular team reshuffling, 2023 brings two major changes.

First, the Indy 500 no longer offers double points to the winning teams, after nine years of this rule giving extra weight to that one particular race.

Second, Shell USA is now the official fuel partner, and it's set to use a fuel that's 100% renewable, in a move that's giving the IndyCar Series some serious green credentials.

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