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Track Length

1.8 mile     14 turn
1.97 mile   11 turn
2.38 mile   17 turn
2.5 mile     14 turn
2.5 mile
2.3 mile      13 turn
1.5 mile
2.5 mile
0.9 mile
1.72 mile    11 turn
2.26 mile    13 turn
2 mile
1 mile
4 mile           14 turn
1.25 mile
2 mile           12 turn
IndyCar Race Track Details
Conversion Chart:
1    mile   =  1.61 kilometer
1.5 mile   =  2.4 kilometer
2    mile  =  3.22 kilometer
2.5 mile  =  4.02 kilometer
City         State       

St. Petersburg Florida
Long Beach California
Birmingham Alabama
Indianapolis Indiana
Indianapolis Indiana
Detroit Michigan
Fort Worth Texas
Pocono Pennsylvania
Newton Iowa
Toronto Canada
Lexington Ohio
Sonoma California
Avondale, AZ
Elkhart Lake, WI
Madison, IL
Portland, OR
Course Type

Street Circuit
Street Circuit
Road Course
Road Course
Oval
Road Course
Oval D-shape
Tri-Oval
Tri-Oval
Street Circuit
Street Circuit
Road Course
Oval
Road Course
Oval
Road Course
Track                                     

Street circuit
Street circuit
Barber Motorsports Park
IMS Road Course
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Belle Isle
Texas Motor Speedway
Pocono Raceway
Iowa Speedway
Street circuit
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Sonoma Raceway
Phoenix Raceway
Road America
Gateway Motorsports Park
Portland Intnl Raceway
(all times ET)
Date
Location
TV
Time
Winning
Driver
Team
Winning
Pole
Sitter
Reigning IndyCar Champion Josef Newgarden
Mar 11
Apr 7
Apr 15
Apr 22
May 12
May 27
Jun 2
Jun 3
Jun 9
Jun 24
Jul 8
Jul 15
Jul 29
Aug 19
Aug 25
Sep 2
Sep 16
ABC
NBCSN
NBCSN
NBCSN
ABC
ABC
ABC
ABC
NBCSN
NBCSN
NBCSN
NBCSN
NBCSN
NBCSN
NBCSN
NBCSN
NBCSN
12 pm
* 9 pm    
4 pm
3 pm
3:30 pm
12 pm
3:30 pm
3:30 pm
* 8 pm
12:30 pm
5 pm
3 pm
3 pm
2 pm
* 9 pm
1 pm
6:30 pm
Robert Wickens
Sebastien Bourdais
Alex Rossi
Sebastien Bourdais
Josef Newgaden

Alex Rossi
Dale Coyne w/Vasser Sullivan
Team Penske

Andretti Motorsports
AERO KIT TESTS
IndyCar moves to a new universal aero kit for 2018.  Previously, the engine manufacturers had made their own.
The new aero kit is expected to bring closer racing between manufacturers while producting less downforce
and requiring greater driver skill.

The new kits were first tested last year on ovals and road courses by IndyCar.  That testing concluded Sept 26
at Sebring Raceway.

Next, the engine manufacturers were given 5 days to test the new kits before Dec 17th.


ENGINE TESTS
Each engine manufacturer is also given 2 days to test their engines until March 29th.


TIRE TESTS
Firestone is given 4 tire test days, 2 before March 30th and 2 after.


TEAM TESTS
Each IndyCar entrant is permitted five team test days --
three in the offseason window  (Jan. 8, 2018 - March 29, 2018)
two during the in-season window.  (March 30, 2018 - Sept. 16, 2018)

Team with rookie drivers get three additional test days.

Full-season IndyCar teams get an additional day during the offseason and in-season to test an Indy Lights driver.

Teams new to the series get two additional test days.

INDYCAR is granting teams that did not participate in fall manufacturer testing with the universal aero kit an
additional half day of private testing.
IndyCar Testing Information
Note:  Practice and Qualifying are shown live on-line at http://racecontrol.indycar.com/
Canadian fans can catch the races on SportsNet 360.
Alex Rossi
Josef Newgarden
Graham Rahal
2018 CHAMPIONS

IndyCar Champion -
IndyCar Rookie of the Year -
Manufacturers Award -
Indy 500 Winner -
Indy 500 Rookie of the Year -
CHANGES FOR 2018:

The qualifying order for all oval track events except the Indianapolis 500 will be determined by entrant points entering
the event. The qualifying order will run in reverse order of entrant points, with the highest in entrant points qualifying last.
A car without entrant points will be placed at the front of the qualifying line. If more than one car has no entrant points
entering an event, a blind draw among those cars will determine their qualifying order at the front of the line.
The qualifying order for the Indianapolis 500 will still be determined by a blind draw.

This year, driver and entrant points will be awarded to the top nine qualifiers for the race. The pole winner earns nine
points and the second-fastest qualifier eight points, etc.

Working with Firestone, INDYCAR has increased the tire allotment at five events. The race weekends at ISM Raceway,
the Raceway at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Texas Motor Speedway, the streets of Toronto and Iowa Speedway will see
teams receive an additional set of tires. In a related change, drivers outside the top 10 in the point standings will no
longer have an extra set of tires available to them for the opening practice session of a race weekend.

The minimum car weight for 2018 has been increased by 10 pounds – to 1,620 pounds for road and street courses and
short ovals, 1,590 pounds for superspeedways (both do not include fuel, drink bottle and its contents, driver and driver
equivalency weight) – to accommodate for new parts and additional on-car cameras related to the universal aero kit all
competitors will run in 2018.
The Dallara DW12 chassis received new body work and aero-dynamics, ending separate aero
wings from both Honda and Chevrolet.  The new car has much less downforce than last year.