IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix: How to watch on USA, Peacock, start times, schedules, streaming

Even amidst a wonderful finish to the 108th Indy 500, there's no rest for the weary of the NTT IndyCar Series.

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix continues a grueling stretch of race weekend activity that started in mid-April at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach and won't end until June 9 at Road America.

IndyCar teams will have been grinding at the racetrack in seven out of eight weeks that have featured road courses, street courses and an oval that marks the biggest race of the season.

Off a fifth place in the 108th Indy 500, IndyCar points leader Alex Palou enters the Chevy GP as the defending race winner. The Chip Ganassi Racing star won from the pole last year in the debut of the new nine-turn, 1.7-mile downtown layout that uses the GM Renaissance Center as an anchor.

Two-time defending Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden has been strong on street courses this year (he'd have two top fives if not for his St. Pete disqualification), and Brickyard runner-up Pato O'Ward could use a Motown turnaround after crashing out of last year's race early.

There will be some unexpected faces in the starting lineup.

Helio Castroneves was a surprise replacement for Tom Blomqvist, who will miss the next two races after a mediocre start to his IndyCar career. Tristan Vautier will be making his first series start in nearly seven years and is back with Dale Coyne Racing (he finished a career-best fourth at Detroit Belle Isle with DCR in 2015).

Theo Pourchaire (Arrow McLaren No. 6) and Jack Harvey (DCR No. 18) also are back on the entry list.

Here are the details for the Chevrolet Detroit GP race weekend (all times are ET):


TV: Sunday, June 2, noon ET on USA and streaming on Peacock.

Leigh Diffey is the announcer with analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. Marty Snider, Kevin Lee and Dillon Welch are the pit reporters. Peacock also will be the streaming broadcast for both practices and qualifying and Indy NXT races. (Click here for information on how to sign up for Peacock.)


GREEN FLAG: 12:45 p.m ET

POSTRACE SHOW ON PEACOCK: After the race’s conclusion, an exclusive postrace show will air on Peacock with driver interviews, postrace analysis and the podium presentation. To watch the extended postrace show, click over to the special stream on Peacock after the race ends.

INDYCAR RADIO NETWORK: The IndyCar and Indy NXT races and all practices and qualifying sessions will air live on network affiliates, SiriusXM 160, and the IndyCar app.

PRACTICE: Friday 3 p.m. (Peacock); Saturday, 9:10 a.m. (Peacock); Sunday, 9:30 a.m. warmup (Peacock)

QUALIFYING: Saturday, 12:15 p.m. (Peacock)

RACE DISTANCE: The race is 100 laps (170 miles) on a nine-turn, 1.7-mile street course in downtown Detroit.

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Six sets primary, four sets alternate for the weekend. Teams must use one set of primary and one new set of alternate tires in each race. One additional set is available in the weekend’s first session for teams fielding a rookie driver. Indy NXT: Three new sets to be used during the race weekend. Two carryover sets from the Indianapolis event may be used in practice sessions before qualifying

PUSH TO PASS: 150 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 15 seconds per activation. The push-to-pass, which delivers roughly 50 extra horsepower, is not available on the initial start or any restart unless it occurs in the final two laps or three minutes of a timed race. (Indy NXT: 150 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 15 seconds per activation.)

FORECAST: According to, it’s expected to be 70 degrees with an 18% chance of rain at the green flag.

ENTRY LIST: Click here for the 27-car field in the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.

INDY NXT ENTRY LIST: Click here for the 21-car field.



8-9:30 a.m. ET: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice
1:50-2:35 p.m.: Indy NXT practice
3–4:15 p.m.: IndyCar practice (Peacock)
4:40–5:20 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying (Peacock)


8–8:45 a.m.: Indy NXT practice
9:10–10:10 a.m.: IndyCar practice (Peacock)
10:35–10:55 a.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship warmup
11:20-11:50 a.m.: Indy NXT qualifying
12:15– 1:45 p.m.: IndyCar qualifying (Peacock)
3:10–4:50 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Detroit Sports Car Classic (USA, Peacock)


9:30–10 a.m.: IndyCar warmup (Peacock)
10:30–11:25 a.m.: Indy NXT (45 laps or 55 minutes, Peacock)
12:30–3 p.m.: IndyCar Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix (100 laps, USA, Peacock)


ROUND 1: Josef Newgarden dominates in season opener l Results, points
$1 MILLION CHALLENGE: Alex Palou takes big payday l Results
ROUND 2: Scott Dixon sublimely saves fuel to win Long Beach l Results, points
ROUND 3: Scott McLaughlin wins from the pole at Barber l Results, points
ROUND 4: Alex Palou wins again on the Indy road course l Results, points
ROUND 5: Josef Newgarden repeat winner at Indy 500 l Results, points


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