Fans can tune in later this week as IndyCar will offer live streaming of its two-day open test Friday and Saturday at ISM Raceway near Phoenix. All four sessions will be streamed live at racecontrol.indycar.com with live timing and scoring, commentary and pit lane interviews with drivers and team officials. Fans can also watch on the IndyCar mobile app powered by Verizon and IndyCar’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
Mark Jaynes, lead announcer for the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network, will provide booth commentary along with Indianapolis TV sports anchor and IndyCar radio network reporter Dave Furst. Fellow IndyCar radio network reporters Jake Query and Katie Hargitt will be stationed in pit lane to provide additional information and interviews.
Last year’s open test live stream used a single stationary camera high above Turn 1 of the 1.022-mile dessert oval to capture the on-track action; the 12 hours of live streaming over two days generated more than 57,000 live or same-day views, and over a year and a half worth of minutes (862,000) of live action were consumed by fans around the world.
Coverage at this year’s test will be enhanced with a second camera that will roam pit lane.
Test sessions both days run from 3-6 p.m. and 8-11 p.m. ET. A total of 23 cars are expected to participate – the first gathering of all cars that are running the universal aero kit being introduced to Verizon IndyCar Series competition in 2018.