List of Indycar races

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The following are lists of Indy Car (American Championship car) races from 1905 up to and including the 2016 season. The lists include Indy Car events sanctioned by the AAA, USAC, CART and INDYCAR:

2016 IndyCar season schedule[edit]

Races in the IndyCar Series as of the 2016 season. Red dots represent ovals, blue dots represent road courses, orange dots represent street circuits. Indianapolis hosts one oval race and one road course race.
Rd. Date Race Name Track City TV
1 March 13 United States Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida ABC
2 April 2 United States Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Arizona NBCSN
3 April 17 United States 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California NBCSN
4 April 24 United States Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama NBCSN
5 May 14 United States Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Speedway, Indiana ABC
6 May 29 United States 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana ABC
7 June 4 United States Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit The Raceway at Belle Isle Park Detroit, Michigan ABC
8 June 5
9 June 26 United States Kohler Grand Prix Road America[1] Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin NBCSN
10 July 10 United States Iowa Corn 300 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa NBCSN
11 July 17 Canada Honda Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario CNBC
12 July 31 United States Honda Indy 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio CNBC
13 August 22 United States ABC Supply 500 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania NBCSN
14 June 12/August 27 United States Firestone 600 Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas NBCSN
15 September 4 United States Grand Prix at The Glen Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York NBCSN
16 September 18 United States GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Sonoma Raceway Sears Point, California NBCSN
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit

Current Indy Car races and locations[edit]

Current Indy Car events sanctioned by INDYCAR including :

Event Track AAA USAC CART INDYCAR Races Seasons
United States Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1911-1916
1919-1941
1946-1955
1956-1995 1996–Present 100 100
United States Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix Phoenix International Raceway 1964-1978 1979-1995 1996-2005
Present
66 43
United States Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach 1984-2008 2009–Present 33 33
United States Honda Indy 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 1980
1983-2003
2007–Present 32 32
Canada Honda Indy Toronto Exhibition Place 1986-2007 2009–Present 32 30
United States Kohler Grand Prix Road America 1982-2004
2006-2007
Present 26 26
United States ABC Supply 500 Pocono Raceway 1971-1981 1982-1989 2013–Present 23 23
United States Firestone 600 Texas Motor Speedway 1997–Present 27 20
United States Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit Detroit street circuit &
The Raceway at Belle Isle Park
1989-2001 2007-2008
2012–Present
24 20
United States GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Sonoma Raceway 1970 2005–Present 13 13
United States Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Streets of St. Petersburg 2003 2005–Present 13 13
United States Grand Prix at The Glen Watkins Glen International 1979-1981 2005-2010
Present
10 10
United States Iowa Corn 300 Iowa Speedway 2007–Present 10 10
United States Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Barber Motorsports Park 2010–Present 7 7
United States Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 2014–Present 3 3
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit

Former Indy Car races and locations[edit]

The following is a list of former Indycar races:

  Paved Oval/Speedway
  Dirt Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit
Event Track AAA USAC CART INDYCAR Races Seasons
United States ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 Milwaukee Mile 1937-1939
1941
1946-1955
1956-1979 1980-2006 2004–2009
2011–2015
115 73
United States Atlanta 100 Lakewood Speedway 1946-1948 1956-1958 12 6
United States Atlanta 500 Classic Atlanta Motor Speedway 1965-1966
1978
1979
1981-1983
1998–2001 14 11
Netherlands Bavaria Champ Car Grand Prix TT Circuit Assen 2007 1 1
Belgium Belgian Champ Car Grand Prix Circuit Zolder 2007 1 1
United States Bobby Ball Memorial Arizona State Fairgrounds 1915
1950-1955
1956-1963 15 15
United States Brainerd 200 Brainerd International Raceway 1969 2 1
United States California 200 Hanford Motor Speedway 1967-1969 4 3
United States California 500 Ontario Motor Speedway 1970-1978 1979-1980 11 11
United States Caesars Palace Grand Prix Caesars Palace, Las Vegas 1983-1984 2 2
United Kingdom Daily Empress Indy Silverstone Silverstone Circuit 1978 1 1
United States Dan Gurney 200 Pacific Raceways 1969 1 1
United States USAC Daytona 100 Daytona International Speedway 1959 1 1
United States Dayton 25 Dayton Speedway 1956* 1 1
United States Delphi Indy 200 Walt Disney World Speedway 1996–2000 5 5
United States Detroit 100 Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway 1949-1953 1957 6 6
Canada Edmonton Indy Edmonton City Centre Airport 2005-2007 2008–2012 8 8
United States Emerson Indy 250 Gateway International Speedway 1997-2000 2001–2003 7 7
United States Firestone Indy 200 Nashville Superspeedway 2001–2008 8 8
United States Firestone Indy 225 Nazareth Speedway 1968-1969
1982
1987-2001 2002–2004 21 21
United States Firestone Indy 400 Michigan International Speedway 1968
1970-1978
1979-2001 2002–2007 54 39
Japan Fuji Race Fuji Speedway 1966* 1 1
Germany German 500 EuroSpeedway Lausitz 2001,2003 2 2
Australia Gold Coast Indy 300 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit 1991-2007 2008* 18 18
United States Golden State 100 California State Fairgrounds Race Track 1949-1950
1953-1955
1956-1970 20 20
United States Grand Prix of Baltimore Streets of Baltimore 2011–2013 3 3
United States Grand Prix of Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport 1982-2007 26 26
United States Grand Prix of Denver Civic Center &
Pepsi Center
1990-1991
2002-2006
7 7
United States Grand Prix of Houston Downtown Houston &
Reliant Park
1998-2001
2006-2007
2013–2014 10 8
United States Grand Prix of Miami Tamiami Park
Museum Park
Bayfront Park
1985-1988
1995
2002-2003
7 7
United States Grand Prix of Portland Portland International Raceway 1984-2007 24 24
Mexico Gran Premio Tecate Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez 1980-1981
2002-2007
8 8
Mexico Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey Fundidora Park 2001-2006 6 6
United States Homestead–Miami Indy 300 Homestead-Miami Speedway 1996-2000 2001–2010 15 15
United States Honda Indy 225 Pikes Peak International Raceway 1997–2005 9 9
United States Hoosier Grand Prix Indianapolis Raceway Park 1965-1970 6 6
United States Hoosier Hundred Indiana State Fairgrounds 1946
1953-1955
1956-1970
1981
20 20
United States Indianapolis Sweepstakes Williams Grove Speedway 1949-1955 1956-1959* 11 11
United States Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana NOLA Motorsports Park 2015 1 1
Japan Indy Japan 300 Twin Ring Motegi 1998-2002 2003–2011 14 14
Brazil Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 Streets of São Paulo 2010–2013 4 4
United States IZOD IndyCar World Championships Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2004-2005 1996–2000
2011
8 8
United States Kentucky Indy 300 Kentucky Speedway 2000–2011 12 12
United States Langhorne 100 Langhorne Speedway 1930,1935
1940-1941
1946-1951
1954-1955
1956-1970 32 27
United States LA Times/Budweiser 500 Riverside International Raceway 1967–1969 1981-1983 6 6
United Kingdom London Champ Car Trophy Brands Hatch 1978 2003 2 2
United States Lubrilon Grand Prix Texas World Speedway 1973
1976-1979
9 5
United States Marlboro Challenge All-star event (various circuits) 1987-1992 6 6
United States MAVTV 500 Auto Club Speedway 1997-2003 2002–2005
2012–2015
14 13
United States MBNA Mid-Atlantic 200 Dover International Speedway 1969 1998–1999 3 3
United States Meadowlands Grand Prix Meadowlands Sports Complex 1984-1991 8 8
Canada Molson Diamond Indy Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 1967-1968
1977-1978
4 4
Canada Molson Indy Montreal Sanair Super Speedway &
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
1984-1986
2002-2006
7 7
Canada Molson Indy Vancouver Concord Pacific Place 1990-2004 15 15
Canada Mont-Tremblant Champ Car Grand Prix Circuit Mont-Tremblant 1967-1968 2007 3 3
United States Monterey Grand Prix Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 1983-2004 22 22
United States New Hampshire Indy 225 New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1992-1995 1996–1998
2011
8 8
United States Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 Chicagoland Speedway 2001–2010 10 10
United States Pee Dee 200 Darlington Raceway 1956 1 1
Italy Race of Two Worlds Autodromo Nazionale Monza 1957-1958* 6 2
Argentina Rafaela Indy 300 Autódromo Ciudad de Rafaela 1971 1 1
Brazil Rio 200 Emerson Fittipaldi Speedway at
Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet
1996-2000 5 5
United States RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300 Kansas Speedway 2001–2010 10 10
United Kingdom Rockingham 500 Rockingham Motor Speedway 2001-2002 2 2
United States Rocky Mountain 150 Continental Divide Raceways 1968-1970 3 3
United States San Jose Grand Prix Streets of San Jose 2005-2007 3 3
United States Sedalia 100 Missouri State Fair Speedway 1970 1 1
United States Stardust 150 Stardust International Raceway 1968 1 1
United States SunTrust Indy Challenge Richmond International Raceway 1946 2001–2009 11 10
United States Syracuse 100 New York State Fairgrounds 1920-1941
1949-1955
1956-1962 36 36
United States Target Grand Prix Chicago Motor Speedway 1999-2002 4 4
United States Ted Horn Memorial DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Racetrack 1948-1949 1956-1961
1963-1970
1981-1983
26 24
United States Tony Bettenhausen 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds Racetrack 1934-1940
1947-1955
1956-1970
1981-1982
37 33
United States Trenton 150 Trenton Speedway 1946,1949 1957-1978 1979 53 25
United States Vegas Grand Prix Streets of Las Vegas 2007 1 1
United States VisionAire 500K Charlotte Motor Speedway 1997–1999 3 3

*Non-championship race

Cancelled Indy Car races and locations[edit]

These races were cancelled during the IndyCar season for various reasons. This includes all sanctioning bodies.

Event Year Track Body Cancellation Reason
United States 100-mile race 1916* Kalamazoo Fairgrounds AAA Cancelled after first-round eleven-car pileup, which left two racers dead and eight injured
United States 1917/1918 Indianapolis 500 1917/18 Indianapolis Motor Speedway AAA Cancelled due to the United States entering World War I
United States 1942 Indianapolis 500 1942 Indianapolis Motor Speedway AAA Cancelled as the United States entered World War II. Future races would remain halted for the next three years. The Indy 500 would return in 1946.
United StatesCanada 1980 USAC Championship Car season 1980 Texas World Speedway
Road Atlanta
Milwaukee Mile (second race)
Talladega Superspeedway
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Charlotte Motor Speedway
USAC Six events cancelled as USAC started to unite with CART
United States Chicago Indy Grand Prix 1981 Streets of Chicago CART Announced in 1980 for a race the following year, however it never came into fruition
United States 1999 VisionAire 500K 1999 Charlotte Motor Speedway IRL Cancelled after 79 laps due to spectator fatalities
United States Hawaiian Super Prix 1999 Kalaeloa Airport CART Cancelled by promoter at the last minute
United States Firestone Firehawk 600 2001 Texas Motor Speedway CART Cancelled after qualifying due to driver safety concerns
United States 2003 King Taco 500 2003 Auto Club Speedway CART Cancelled due to the Old Fire natural disaster
South Korea Grand Prix of Seoul 2004 Streets of Seoul CART Cancelled due to track construction behind schedule
South Korea Grand Prix of Ansan 2005 Streets of Ansan CART Cancelled due to numerous delays
China Champ Car China Grand Prix
United States Grand Prix Arizona
United States Grand Prix of Denver
2007
Zhuhai International Circuit
Streets of Phoenix
Streets of Denver
CART Announced but were never fulfilled mostly due to financial reasons
United States 2008 Champ Car season 2008 All races except for three CART Champ Car / IndyCar reunification - Champ Car held its final race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach and the Indy Racing League added the Edmonton Indy and Surfer's Paradise to its 2008 schedule.
United States 2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championship 2011 Las Vegas Motor Speedway INDYCAR Cancelled after 11 laps due to the death of Dan Wheldon
China Indy Qingdao 600 2012 Streets of Qingdao INDYCAR Cancelled by promoters due to logistical reasons
Brazil Brasilia Indy 300 2015 Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet (Brasília) INDYCAR Cancelled by the newly elected Brazilian Socialist Party representatives
United States Grand Prix of Boston 2016 Boston Seaport District INDYCAR

*Non-championship race

Selected records[edit]

All-time fastest races[edit]

500 mile races[edit]

  • Races averaging 180 mph or greater
Date
Race
Track
Sanction
Winner
Distance
(miles)
Time
Speed
(mph)
July 6, 2014 Pocono IndyCar 500 Pocono INDYCAR Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 500 2:28:13.1798 202.402
November 3, 2002 The 500 Fontana CART United States Jimmy Vasser 507.25 2:33:42.960 197.995
August 30, 2014 MAVTV 500 Fontana INDYCAR Brazil Tony Kanaan 500 2:32:58.4659 196.111
August 5, 1990 Marlboro 500 [1][dead link] Michigan CART United States Al Unser Jr. 500 2:38:07.219 189.727
August 1, 1993 Marlboro 500 [2][dead link] Michigan CART United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 500 2:39:24.131 188.203
May 26, 2013 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis INDYCAR Brazil Tony Kanaan 500 2:40:03.4181 187.433
May 25, 2014 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis INDYCAR United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 500 2:40:48.2305 186.563
July 25, 1999 U.S. 500 [3][dead link] Michigan CART Brazil Tony Kanaan 500 2:41:12.362 186.097
May 27, 1990 Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis USAC Netherlands Arie Luyendyk 500 2:41:18.414 185.981
August 7, 1988 Marlboro 500 [4][dead link] Michigan CART United States Danny Sullivan 500 2:46:03.820 180.654
August 22, 2016 ABC Supply 500 Pocono INDYCAR Australia Will Power 500 2:46:29 180.198

All types and all tracks[edit]

  • Races averaging 190 mph or greater
Date
Race
Track
Sanction
Winner
Distance
(miles)
Time
Speed
(mph)
September 21, 2003 Toyota Indy 400 Fontana IRL United States Sam Hornish Jr. 400 1:55:51.451 207.151
June 11, 2011 Firestone Twin 275s #2 Texas INDYCAR Australia Will Power 165.87 0:48:08.9739 206.693
July 6, 2014 Pocono IndyCar 500 Pocono INDYCAR Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 500 2:28:13.1798 202.402
October 10, 2009 Firestone Indy 300 Homestead IRL United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 297 1:28:28.3117 201.420
August 1, 2009 Meijer Indy 300 Kentucky IRL Australia Ryan Briscoe 296 1:28:24.3246 200.893
November 3, 2002 The 500 Fontana CART United States Jimmy Vasser 507.25 2:33:42.977 197.995
August 17, 2003 Belterra Casino Indy 300 Kentucky IRL United States Sam Hornish Jr. 296 1:29:44.6120 197.897
August 30, 2014 MAVTV 500 Fontana INDYCAR Brazil Tony Kanaan 500 2:32:58.4659 196.111
September 10, 2006 Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 Chicagoland IRL United Kingdom Dan Wheldon 304 1:33:37.2662 194.828
July 30, 2006 Firestone Indy 400 Michigan IRL Brazil Hélio Castroneves 400 2:03:43.7441 193.972
July 7, 2013 Pocono IndyCar 400 Pocono INDYCAR New Zealand Scott Dixon 400 2:04:26.4178 192.864

NOTE: Some discrepancy in track calculations used by INDYCAR and CART.

Closest finishes[edit]

All races[edit]

Date
Winner
Margin
(seconds)
Runner-up
Sanction
Race
Track
September 8, 2002 United States Sam Hornish Jr. 0.0024 United States Al Unser Jr. IRL Delphi Indy 300 Chicagoland
September 7, 2008 Brazil Hélio Castroneves 0.0033 New Zealand Scott Dixon IRL Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 Chicagoland
July 4, 2004 United States Buddy Rice 0.0051 Brazil Vítor Meira IRL Argent Mortgage Indy 300 Kansas
August 29, 2009 Australia Ryan Briscoe 0.0077 New Zealand Scott Dixon IRL Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 Chicagoland
August 27, 2016 United States Graham Rahal 0.0080 Canada James Hinchcliffe INDYCAR Firestone 600 Texas
September 15, 2002 United States Sam Hornish Jr. 0.0096 Brazil Hélio Castroneves IRL Chevy 500 Texas
October 2, 2011 United States Ed Carpenter 0.0098 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti INDYCAR Kentucky Indy 300 Kentucky
September 7, 2003 United States Sam Hornish Jr. 0.0099 New Zealand Scott Dixon IRL Delphi Indy 300 Chicagoland

500 mile races[edit]

Date
Winner
Margin
(seconds)
Runner-up
Sanction
Race
Track
July 25, 1999 Brazil Tony Kanaan 0.032 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya CART U.S. 500 by Toyota Michigan
July 23, 2000 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 0.040 United States Michael Andretti CART U.S. 500 by Toyota Michigan
May 24, 1992 United States Al Unser Jr. 0.043 Canada Scott Goodyear USAC Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis
July 30, 1995 United States Scott Pruett 0.056 United States Al Unser Jr. CART Marlboro 500 Michigan
May 26, 2014 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 0.0600 Brazil Hélio Castroneves INDYCAR Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis
May 28, 2006 United States Sam Hornish Jr. 0.0635 United States Marco Andretti IRL Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis

Road courses[edit]

Date
Winner
Margin
(seconds)
Runner-up
Sanction
Race
Track
June 27, 1997 United Kingdom Mark Blundell 0.027 Brazil Gil de Ferran CART Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200 Portland
June 15, 1986 United States Mario Andretti 0.070 United States Michael Andretti CART Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200 Portland

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kallmann, Dave (August 7, 2015). "Road America will get IndyCar race in 2016". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Journal Media Group. Retrieved August 7, 2015.