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Pre-Race Coverage from Streets of St. Petersburg Begins Sunday at Noon ET on NBC

Peacock to Present Exclusive Live Coverage of Practice, Qualifying and Warmup Sessions Friday-Sunday

Monster Energy Supercross from Salt Lake City – Saturday Live at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Peacock

Former NFL Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall Joins the Dale Jr. Download Tomorrow at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 21, 2021 – The 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season continues with NBC Sports’ comprehensive live coverage of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Pre-race coverage gets underway from the streets of St. Petersburg at Noon ET.

Live coverage of qualifying, practice sessions and race-day warmups from St. Petersburg Friday-Sunday will be on Peacock Premium. For more information about INDYCAR on Peacock and how to sign up, click here.

The series’ biggest stars will be in action, including reigning and six-time INDYCAR champion Scott Dixon, two-time INDYCAR champion and two-time defending Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg winner Josef Newgarden, 2019 Indianapolis 500 champion Simon Pagenaud, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, former Formula One racer Romain Grosjean, and last week’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama winner Alex Palou, among others. Rookie Scott McLaughlin joined Monday’s edition of NASCAR America Motormouths to discuss his debut at Barber and previews this weekend’s race at St. Petersburg. You can watch the entire interview here.

In last weekend’s season opener at Barber Motorsports Park, Palou earned his first NTT INDYCAR SERIES win, while 2014 INDYCAR champion Will Power finished in second and Dixon rounded out the podium. The SERIES rookies finished as follows: Grosjean (10th), McLaughlin (14th) and Johnson (19th).

NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season opener at Barber Motorsports Park this past Sunday averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 921,000 viewers, up 3% from NBC’s 2020 INDYCAR race average (891,000; excluding the Indy 500) and was a 185% increase from the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama in 2019 on NBCSN (301,000). The race marked the most-watched non-Indy 500 race since Road America in 2020 on NBC (1.050 million, 7/12/20).


  • Play by Play: Leigh Diffey
  • Analysts: Townsend Bell, Paul Tracy
  • Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Dave Burns
  • Reporter: Rutledge Wood


  • Streaming – Peacock,, and NBC Sports app

DateCoverageNetwork/StreamingTime (ET)
Fri., April 23Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – PracticePeacock4:15 p.m.
Sat., April 24Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Practice 2Peacock9:45 a.m.
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – QualifyingPeacock1:45 p.m.
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Qualifying (Encore)NBCSN,, NBC Sports app10 p.m.
Sun., April 25Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – WarmupPeacock9:05 a.m.
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Pre-RaceNBC,, NBC Sports appNoon
Firestone Grand Prix of St. PetersburgNBC,, NBC Sports app12:30 p.m.
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Post-RaceNBC,, NBC Sports app2:30 p.m.


  • Rutledge Wood: Rutledge Wood will showcase the unique elements of street racing at St. Petersburg during the broadcast. In addition, a new episode of “Elementary Speed with Rutledge Wood” will debut, featuring Pato O’Ward. The series, hosted by Wood, spotlights INDYCAR drivers answering children’s wide-ranging and engaging questions. Click here for an episode starring Josef Newgarden.



  • Play by Play: Daniel Blair
  • Analyst: Ricky Carmichael
  • Reporters: Will Christien, Jeremy Albrecht


  • TV – NBCSN
  • Streaming – Peacock,, and NBC Sports app

DateCoverageNetwork/StreamingTime (ET)
Sat., April 24Monster Energy Supercross – Qualifying (Live)Peacock1 p.m.
Monster Energy Supercross – Event (Live)NBCSN, Peacock,, NBC Sports app7 p.m.


  • Event Headlines: In the three-race finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway, 450SX Class standings leader Cooper Webb (339 pts) rallied for his seventh victory of the season in Round 15 and defeated second-place finisher and Round 14 winner Ken Roczen (323 pts). With only a pair of races remaining this season, defending champion Eli Tomac (299 pts) rounds out the current top three in the closely contested 450SX standings. The Eastern Regional 250SX Class returns in Salt Lake City, with teammates Colt Nichols and Christian Craig atop the points standings, separated by only eight points.
  • Viewership: The opening race from Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 10, on NBC ranked as the most-watched live Supercross race of the season with an average Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 600,000 viewers. The race also totaled the highest reach for a Supercross telecast this season (1.76 million), surpassing this season’s other NBC broadcast (1.63 million, 1/31/21).
  • Peacock, the new streaming home of Supercross, provides live and commercial-free coverage of qualifiers and races as well as on-demand replays. Viewers can sign up for Peacock at com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.


Former NFL wide receiver and six-time Pro Bowl selection Brandon Marshall joins this week’s Dale Jr. Download episode that airs tomorrow night at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Produced on-site at Dirty Mo Media Studios in Mooresville, N.C., the Dale Jr. Download on NBCSN takes viewers couch-side for the taping of the motorsports icon’s weekly podcast, featuring unparalleled perspective, candid commentary, and insight that fans have come to expect from Dale Jr.

INDYCAR and Monster Energy Supercross are part of NBC Sports’ “Home of Motorsports” programming throughout 2021, spanning NASCAR, IMSA, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Mecum Auctions, MotoGP, American Flat Track, Dakar Rally, and more.