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, and the IndyCar app powered by NTT DATA.

Race notes

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

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