IndyCar Barber Motorsports Park: facts, schedule, entry list
Event date: From Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May
Track: 2,366 mile road course with 17 turns in Birmingham, AL.
Race distance: 90 laps (212.94 miles)
Firestone Tire Allocation: Six primary sets, four alternate sets, and an additional set of primaries available to rookies for use in early training.
Push-to-pass parameters: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum single duration of 20 seconds.
IndyCar Schedule (Local/Central Time) and Broadcast Details
friday april 29
3:00-4:00 p.m. – First practice – Peacock bounty
Saturday April 30
9h00-10h00 – Second practice – Peacock bounty
12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. – Qualification – Peacock bounty
4:20-4:50 p.m. – Third practice – Peacock Bounty
Sunday 01 May
12:00 p.m. – Preparation before the race – NBC
12:08 – “Drivers, start your engines”
12:15 p.m. – Green flag: Honda Indy GP of Alabama (90 laps / 212.94 miles) – BNC and Peacock Bounty
Leigh Diffey is the announcer alongside analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. All NTT IndyCar Series practice and qualifying sessions are broadcast live on Peacock Premium, NBC’s live streaming product, while Peacock Premium’s exclusive post-race show will air after the race. .
IndyCar Radio Network broadcasts: Mark Jaynes is the lead announcer alongside analyst Davey Hamilton. Nick Yeoman, Jake Query and Michael Young are the turn announcers, while Ryan Myrehn and Alex Wollf are the pit reporters. All IndyCar races, practices and qualifying sessions are broadcast live on network affiliates, SiriusXM 160, racecontrol.indycar.com and the IndyCar app powered by NTT DATA.
Winner of the 2021 race: Alex Palou (Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda).
2021 NTT P1 Award Winner: Pato O’Ward (Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet), 65.8479sec, 125.744mph.
Qualifying lap record: Pato O’Ward (Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet) 65.5019sec, 126.409mph, 2021 during Q2
It will be the 12and Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama dating back to 2011. Josef Newgarden has won the event three times, Penske-Chevrolet teammate Will Power has won it twice, while other event winners from this weekend’s edition include Alex Palou, Takuma Sato, Simon Pagenaud and Hélio Castroneves.
In terms of teams, Penske won six of 11 races at Barber, while the other five were won by Andretti Autosport (twice), Chip Ganassi Racing, Ed Carpenter Racing and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
Power has scored four pole positions here, Castroneves two, while Pato O’Ward, Sato, Newgarden and Pagenaud have each led the field to green once.
Six-time Ganassi champion Scott Dixon has a bizarre stat in this event, having finished on the podium in nine of the 11 Grands Prix held at Barber but never winning. He will also do his 292n/a consecutive start, the second-longest streak in Indy Car history.
As rookies, Tatiana Calderon, Devlin DeFrancesco, Callum Ilott, Kyle Kirkwood, Christian Lundgaard and David Malukas will all be making their first IndyCar starts at Barber Motorsports Park. However, Malukas, Kirkwood and DeFrancesco have all raced the track in junior formulas. DeFrancesco picked up two podiums here at Indy Lights, while Malukas picked up a podium at Indy Pro 2000 and a victory at Lights.
|No.||Driver||Hometown||car name||team engine|
|2||Joseph Newgarden||Nashville, TN||The PPG Penske Team||Team Penske-Chevrolet|
|3||Scott McLaughlin||Christchurch, New Zealand||Sonsio Team Penske||Team Penske-Chevrolet|
|4||Dalton Kellet||Stouffville, Canada||K-Line / AJ Foyt Racing||AJ Foyt Enterprises-Chevrolet|
|5||Pato O’Ward||Monterrey, Mexico||Arrow McLaren SP||Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet|
|06||Helio Castroneves||Sao Paulo, Brazil||AutoNation / SiriusXM||Meyer Shank Racing-Honda|
|7||Felix Rosenqvist||Varnamo, Sweden||Vuse Arrow McLaren SP||Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet|
|8||Marcus Ericsson||Kumla, Sweden||Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|9||Scott Dixon||Auckland, New Zealand||PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|ten||Alex Palou||Barcelona, Spain||The American Legion||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|11||Tatiana Calderon (D)||Bogotá – Colombia||ROKiT / AJ Foyt Racing||AJ Foyt Enterprises-Chevrolet|
|12||Will||Toowoomba, Australia||The Verizon Penske Team||Team Penske-Chevrolet|
|14||Kyle Kirkwood (R)||Jupiter, Florida||ROKiT / AJ Foyt Racing||AJ Foyt Enterprises-Chevrolet|
|15||Graham Rahal||New Albany, Ohio||Code 3 Associates||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda|
|18||David Malukas (R)||Chicago, Ill.||HMD||Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports-Honda|
|20||Conor Daly||Noblesville, Indiana||BitNile||Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet|
|21||Rinus VeeKay||Hoofddorp, Netherlands||SONAX||Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet|
|26||Colton Herta||Valencia, California||gainbridge||Andretti Autosport with Agajanian-Honda sidewalk|
|27||Alexandre Rossi||City of Nevada, California||NAPA Auto Parts / AutoNation||Andretti Autosport-Honda|
|28||Romain Grosjean||Geneva, Switzerland||Send / DHL||Andretti Autosport-Honda|
|29||Devlin DeFrancesco (D)||Toronto, Canada||PowerTap||Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport-Honda|
|30||Christian Lundgaard (R)||Hedensted, Denmark||Shield Cleansers||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda|
|45||Jack Harvey||Bassingham, United Kingdom||Hy Vee||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda|
|48||jimmy johnson||El Cajon, California||Carvana Chip Ganassi Racing||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|51||Takuma Sato||Tokyo, Japan||ODT Nurtec||Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda|
|60||Simon Pagenaud||Montmorillon, France||AutoNation / SiriusXM||Meyer Shank Racing-Honda|
|77||Callum Ilott (R)||Cambridge, United Kingdom||Juncos Hollinger Racing||Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet|