IndyCar reveals 17-race calendar for 2025 as FOX Sports takes over the TV rights in the United States

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Fox Sports have beaten other broadcasters to secure exclusive media rights over all 17 rounds of the 2025 NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

Every race from the newly announced schedule is set to be covered live on FOX and available on the FOX Sports app. FOX Deportes will carry exclusive Spanish-language television coverage.

Announced alongside the broadcasting deal, the new schedule will see IndyCar run the same 17 races with a few minor tweaks.

The biggest of which is the return of The Thermal Club. As well as this, the Milwaukee Mile has lost its status as a double header, as it will only host one race next season.

The Million Dollar Challenge received a fair amount of criticism following its first outing, which was clearly enough to force IndyCar into a change, as in 2025 the race at Thermal will now be a points event that will count to the overall championship.  

2025 will see the season start a week earlier and finish over two weeks earlier than this year, with the Streets of St Pete once again the season opener Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will take place on the 2nd of March.

As expected, there was no major changes to the historic Month of May, as the 109th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge will take place on Sunday, May 25th

FOX are also set to break an IndyCar record, as with the coverage of Indy 500 qualifications on both Saturday and Sunday, the total number of broadcast network windows will shoot up to 19.

Nashville Superspeedway will also maintain its status as the season finale, as the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is set to take place on August 31st, with work on the new Tennessee Titans NFL stadium set to continue downtown, ruling out the chance to see IndyCar on Broadway for the second consecutive year.  

With this newest deal, INDYCAR will become the only premier motorsport in the United States with exclusive major broadcast network coverage for all its races.

“This represents unrivalled exposure and provides an unparalleled growth opportunity for the most competitive and entertaining motorsport on the planet,” INDYCAR CEO Mark Miles said.

“Adding the iconic Indianapolis 500 and delivering the entire NTT INDYCAR SERIES to the FOX Sports roster fits perfectly within our model of teaming with sports’ largest events and best-in-class brands,” FOX Sports CEO and Executive Producer Eric Shanks said.