Honda Grand Prix of Alabama Fast Facts

Race Weekend: Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5
Track: Barber Motorsports Park, a 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course (clockwise) in Birmingham, Alabama

The 2.38-mile permanent road course has 17 flowing turns and features 80 feet of elevation change that challenge drivers and engineers. A 45-foot-wide racing ribbon also makes it imperative for patience while setting up overtaking opportunities.

Race Distance: 90 laps / 207 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: @BarberMotorPark @IndyCar, #HIGPA, #IndyCar
Event Website: barberracingevents.com

2019 Race Winner: Takuma Sato (No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lannigan Racing Honda)
2019 Pole Winner: Takuma Sato (No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lannigan Racing Honda), 1:08.5934, 120.711 mph
Qualifying Record: Sebastien Bourdais, 1:06.6001, 124.324 mph, 4/23/2016

NBCSN Telecasts:

  • Qualifying, Saturday, April 4 (live)
  • Race, 4:15 p.m. ET Sunday, April 5 (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.

2020 Race Season Honda Grand Prix of Alabama iRacing NTT IndyCar Series

McLaughlin hangs on to edge teammate Power in Round 2 of INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at Barber

Story Credit: INDYCAR PR INDIANAPOLIS (April 4, 2020) – Scott McLaughlin made the most of working the night shift, winning the Virtual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst on Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park, the second round of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge. New Zealand native and two-time Virgin Australia Supercars champion McLaughlin Read More…

2020 Race Season Honda Grand Prix of Alabama NTT IndyCar Series

Near-flawless performance takes Sato to victory at Barber

Story Credit: INDYCAR PRPhoto Credit: INDYCAR Photo BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Sunday, April 7, 2019) – Takuma Sato drove flawlessly – almost – to win the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst and throw his name firmly into the NTT IndyCar Series championship conversation. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver made Scott Dixon a Read More…

2020 Race Season Honda Grand Prix of Alabama NTT IndyCar Series

Rahal Letterman Lanigan sweeps Barber qualifying, with Sato claiming NTT P1 Award

Story Credit: INDYCAR PRPhoto Credit: INDYCAR Photo BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Saturday, April 6, 2019) – It took nearly 14 years, but Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing owns the front row in qualifying again for an NTT IndyCar Series race. Takuma Sato captured the NTT P1 Award and Graham Rahal qualified second as the teammates locked down the Read More…

2020 Race Season From the Track Honda Grand Prix of Alabama NTT IndyCar Series

Tires to play a major role in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Story Credit: Jared DePouwPhoto Credit: Jared DePouw A major part of the competition in the NTT IndyCar Series are tires. For road/street courses, Firestone Racing produces two types of slick tires: Primary (black sidewall) and Alternate (red sidewall) with the main difference between them being the hardness of the rubber. Red tires are much softer Read More…

2020 Race Season Honda Grand Prix of Alabama NTT IndyCar Series

Hinchcliffe leads Barber practice in day of pushing limits

Story Credit: INDYCAR PRPhoto Credit: INDYCAR Photo BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Friday, April 5, 2019) – NTT IndyCar Series drivers encountered an off-and-on day of practice for the 10th annual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst. Pushing the limits of their cars, themselves and Barber Motorsports Park’s rolling 2.3-mile, 17-turn permanent road course, nearly Read More…

2020 Race Season From the Track Honda Grand Prix of Alabama NTT IndyCar Series

What to watch for in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Story Credit: Jared DePouwPhoto Credit: Jared DePouw Team Penske vs The Field It would appear that Barber Motorsports Park is the unofficial home of Team Penske, they have won each of the last 3 races here. The last time someone not from Team Penske won the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was in 2015 Read More…

Honda Grand Prix of Alabama NTT IndyCar Series

Newgarden victorious again at Barber Motorsports Park, rain or shine

Story Credit: INDYCAR PR Photo Credit: INDYCAR Photo BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Monday, April 23, 2018) – Josef Newgarden raced on cruise control in today’s completion of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First. Even a return of rain late in the race didn’t prevent the Team Penske driver from collecting his third Read More…

Honda Grand Prix of Alabama NTT IndyCar Series

Heavy rain suspends Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on 23rd lap

Story Credit: INDYCAR PR Photo Credit: INDYCAR Photo BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Sunday, April 22, 2018) – Heavy rain pounded Barber Motorsports Park throughout the day and forced suspension of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First on Lap 23. The race will be completed starting at noon ET Monday. NBCSN will air Read More…

Honda Grand Prix of Alabama NTT IndyCar Series

Newgarden eclipses Barber pole master Power for Verizon P1 Award

Story Credit: INDYCAR PR Photo Credit: INDYCAR Photo BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Saturday, April 21, 2018) – Josef Newgarden didn’t have to look far for the benchmark in qualifying at Barber Motorsports Park. Team Penske teammate Will Power is a four-time Verizon IndyCar Series pole winner at the 2.3-mile, 17-turn permanent road course. Newgarden knew he would Read More…

Honda Grand Prix of Alabama NTT IndyCar Series

Newgarden feels right at home leading practice at Barber Motorsports Park

Story Credit: INDYCAR PR Photo Credit: INDYCAR Photo BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Friday, April 20, 2018) – Josef Newgarden has found a home at his “home track.” Winner of two of the last three Honda Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First races, Newgarden led Verizon IndyCar Series practice today for this year’s ninth running that Read More…