AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge Fast Facts

Race Weekend: Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26
Track: Circuit of The Americas, 3.41-mile, 20-turn permanent road course (counterclockwise) in Austin, Texas

Circuit of the Americas is a 3.41-mile motor racing circuit near Austin, Texas. The course is comprised of twenty turns with an elevation change of 133 feet (41 m). From the start line, the cars will climb to the first corner—the highest point of the circuit—with the apex of the corner positioned on the crest of the hill. They will descend back down the hill to navigate a series of fast sweepers modeled on Silverstone’s Maggotts-Becketts-Chapel complex and through a blind corner at Turn 10, taking them to the far end of the circuit and a hairpin at Turn 11. The cars will then follow a 0.62-mile (1.00 km) straight back towards the pit and paddock area before entering the final sector of the lap and weaving through a series of corners modeled on Hockenheim’s stadium section. This will be followed by a downhill, multi-apex corner with limited run-off before the final two corners of the circuit, a pair of left-hand bends that return the cars to the main straight.

Race Distance: 60 laps / 204.6 miles

Push-to-Pass Parameters: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation
Firestone Tire Allotment: Seven sets primary (BLACK), four sets alternate (RED). Teams must use one set of primary and one new set of alternate tires in the race.

Twitter: @COTA, @IndyCar, #INDYCARClassic, #IndyCar
Event Website: circuitoftheamericas.com

2019 Race Winner: Colton Herta (No. 88 Harding Steinbrenner Racing Honda)
2019 Pole Winner: Will Power (No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet), 1:46.0177, 115.792 mph
Qualifying Record: Will Power, 1:46.0177, 115.792 mph, 3/23/2019

NBCSN Telecasts:

  • Qualifying, Saturday, April 25 (live)
  • Race, 4:10 p.m. ET Sunday, April 26 (live)

NBC Sports Gold Live Streaming: All NTT IndyCar Series practice sessions and qualifying will stream live on INDYCAR Pass on NBC Sports Gold, NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product that will put more INDYCAR programming content at viewers’ fingertips than ever before. In addition, full-broadcast, same-day replays of NTT IndyCar Series races, live streams of Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires races, edited cutdowns of NTT IndyCar Series and Indy Lights races and more will be available.

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