Gear up for IndyCar

Sky Sports to show Izod Series for the next two years

Last updated: 8th February 2011  

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Sky Sports has confirmed a new two-year deal for exclusive live high definition coverage of the Izod IndyCar Series.

Sky Sports will endeavour to screen live high definition coverage of all 17 events from the centennial year of the IndyCar Series - including the Indy 500 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May.

The season begins with the streets of St Petersburg on March 27 and will also include races from Japan, Brazil and Canada.

The show will be presented by Keith Huewen, with Johnny Mowlem the regular studio analyst. Speaking about the new season, Keith said: "It's really exciting to have Indycar back on our screens, especially in HD.

"There is a lot of fantastic British talent in the sport at the moment, including current reigning champion Dario Franchitti. We've seen Dario's career come to life on Sky Sports, and over the next two years we will see the conclusion.

"This year will be huge for Indycar and to have the next two Indy500 confirmed on Sky Sports really excites me - it's where the world's biggest motorsport event belongs."

Sky Sports will also screen a regular highlights show featuring the Nascar Sprint Cup Series.

2011 Izod Indy Car Series

March 27Streets of St Petersburg
April 10Barber Motorsports Park
April 17Streets of Long Beach
May 1Streets of Sao Paulo - Brazil
May 29Indianapolis Motor Speedway
June 11Texas Motor Speedway
June 18The Milwaukee Mile
June 25Iowa Speedway
July 10Streets of Toronto - Canada
July 24Edmonton City Centre Airport - Canada
August 7Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
August 14New Hampshire Motor Speedway
August 28Infineon Raceway
September 4Streets of Baltimore
September 19Twin Ring Motegi - Japan
October 2Kentucky Speedway
October 16Season Finale - TBA

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Conor Kelly says...

I love the indy car series. Now in HD, can't wait.

Posted 23:30 20th March 2011

Kevin Ramage says...

Glad to see Keith Hewen back where he belongs. With him fronting the show and his enthusiasm should make for an interesting season!!!!!

Posted 18:47 16th February 2011

Luke zimm says...

This is great news. Looks like Indycar is back to its old days back in the 90's I think that with more engines and chassis's it will draw more attention over the world. I cant stand that NASCAR! Go IndyCar

Posted 17:54 8th February 2011

Terence Fischer says...

Good to hear about your coverage of IndyCar. I understand why you only need highlights of NASCAR. The only interesting moments are the start and the last 20 laps. Everything else is just big ugly cars running around in circles. Good Luck to Dario and let's hope Dan Wheldon gets a ride for the season.

Posted 16:27 8th February 2011

Don Jones says...

Fantastic news! Looking forward to the most exciting racing on the planet in HD.

Posted 14:38 8th February 2011

Kevin Gravenell says...

Why you not showing live NASCAR in HD its the biggest motorsport in the usa

Posted 09:59 8th February 2011

George Stewart says...

Good News about Indy Cars, But what has happened to the live coverage of Nascar races. Some of the races may be a bit boring but there are a large number of exciting races as well. How about it Sky, bring them back.

Posted 09:50 8th February 2011

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