TV, info streaming, possibilities, picks and what to see in Indianapolis

NASCAR is heading to the home of American motorsport for a racing weekend, albeit a different kind. For example, the Cup cars will share the stage with the IndyCar Series with full-length races kicking off at the same circuit on Saturday and Sunday. On the other hand, it goes clockwise on the famous highway and takes advantage of the road course.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Verizon 200 this weekend at Brickyard.

Weekend schedule and how to watch

US fans can watch parts of all sessions and races on USA Network, USA mobile app (requires cable or satellite subscription), NBC Sports app and Peacock platform. Radio coverage is available on Motorsports Network and SiriusXM.

(All times are Eastern Time)

Saturday 30th July

Training and Qualification: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (USA, MRN, SiriusXM)

Sunday July 31

Verizon 200 at The Brickyard: 2:30 – 6 p.m. ET (NBC, MRN, SiriusXM)

Top Drivers and Best Bets for the Verizon 200

The Ice Chase Elliott road racing series is a favorite according to BetMGM at +450. Not without precedent, he has won seven road races in 22 career starts, including an astonishing six victories in 15 starts since 2019. Elliott, the current points leader, is on an astonishing level, finishing first and second in each of the five races. He was the last of the season and was fourth in the Indy Road Tournament in 2021. Teammate Hendrick Motorsports, Kyle Larson, another player on the road, clocked Ross Chastain with the next best odds at +700, followed by Daniel Suarez and Tyler Riddick at +1000.

NASCAR Cup Series on the road aces Kyle Larson (No. 5) and Chase Elliott are unsurprisingly favorites to win this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Yahoo Sports’ Nick Bromberg loves last year’s race winner, AJ Allmendinger, Martin Truex Jr. , both sitting at +1400, while also indicating that veteran Kevin Harvick (+2800) is an attractive long-term bet to win.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway route planning, what to expect

It’s not quite a highway, and not quite a traditional road circuit, but it is quite a challenge – even without the barriers fading out and causing mayhem. The Indy Road track runs in the opposite direction of the iconic oval and avoids the corners of the highway, instead turning toward a land section made up of often sharp corners bisected by a long distance. Turn six was the work zone last year, causing four alerts – two for wrecks as the curb at the turn exit was coming, then two late crashes that killed eight cars and extended the race by 12 laps.

Verizon Weather Forecast for the Weekend 200

It will be warm and cloudy, but dry. Temperatures are expected to range between 81-83 degrees Fahrenheit with a zero percent chance of rain. Given the punishment the track took last year and the numbers for this year with a full weekend of running between two big series – and the Xfinity Series – that might be a good thing.

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