IndyCar announce 17-race 2023 season

The 2023 IndyCar season will begin on March 5 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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IndyCar has announced a 17-race schedule for the 2023 season,  as they look to build on an exciting 2022 championship which saw five drivers fighting for the title going into the final event. 

The 2023 IndyCar season will begin on Sunday, March 5 in St. Petersburg, Florida, with the 107th Indianapolis 500 the standout race, on May 28, before the climax at Laguna Seca on September 10, 2023. There will also be eight races in the final nine weeks of the season. 

“The NTT IndyCar Series is on an impactful upward trajectory, making progress at a pace that befits our thrilling style of competition,” Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles said. 

“The 2023 season provides an opportunity to further build on this trend, bringing our sport and its stars to more markets and households and reaching new consumers across the globe.”

IndyCar 2023 season schedule 

DateVenue
March 5Streets of St. Petersburg
April 2Texas Motor Speedway
April 16Streets of Long Beach
April 30Barber Motorsports Park
May 13Indianapolis Motor Speedway (road course)
May 28Indianapolis Motor Speedway (oval)
June 4Streets of Detroit
June 18Road America
July 2Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
July 16Streets of Toronto
July 22Iowa Speedway
July 23Iowa Speedway
Aug 6Streets of Nashville
Aug 12Indianapolis Motor Speedway (road course)
Aug 27World Wide Technology Raceway
Sept 3Portland International Raceway
Sept 10WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Will Power at the 106th Indy 500. Credit: Penske Entertainment: Karl Zemlin

Diverse races

IndyCar, as always, will race on a diverse range of circuits from ovals and street circuits to permanent road courses. There will be seven road course races, five street circuit events and five oval races over the course of the 2023 championship. 

The highly anticipated 107th edition of the Indy 500 is close to being a sellout already, which is some feat given more 300,000 fans attended the 2022 race. 

And as we end the 2023 IndyCar season, there will be a whopping eight races in the final nine weeks, with a double-header at Iowa Speedway scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23.

Then the season will end in the traditional two races on the West Coast. First at the Portland International Raceway then Laguna Seca. 

“We have worked hard to achieve date and venue equity, which has been an ongoing goal at IndyCar,” IndyCar President Jay Frye said. 

“We are excited to return to downtown Detroit, and the repaves at Road America and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will add new challenges for the drivers and teams. 

“The intensity level will also be at an all-time high as we conclude the season with three weekends in a row.

“As we build off the record-breaking 2022 season, we could not be more enthusiastic to see how 2023 unfolds.”

John Smith
John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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