|Verizon IndyCar Series 2018 Schedule
1.8 mile 14 turn
1.97 mile 11 turn
2.38 mile 17 turn
2.5 mile 14 turn
2.3 mile 13 turn
1.72 mile 11 turn
2.26 mile 13 turn
4 mile 14 turn
2 mile 12 turn
|IndyCar Race Track Details
1 mile = 1.61 kilometer
1.5 mile = 2.4 kilometer
2 mile = 3.22 kilometer
2.5 mile = 4.02 kilometer
St. Petersburg Florida
Long Beach California
Fort Worth Texas
Elkhart Lake, WI
(all times ET)
|Reigning IndyCar Champion Josef Newgarden
* 9 pm
* 8 pm
* 9 pm
Dale Coyne w/Vasser Sullivan
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.
Each engine manufacturer is also given 2 days to test their engines until March 29th.
Firestone is given 4 tire test days, 2 before March 30th and 2 after.
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
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.