A 17-race calendar for the 2022 IndyCar season has been officially announced, with the earliest start to a new campaign since 2004.
The season will begin with the traditional opener at St. Petersburg on February 27 before the first oval event of the year at Texas Motor Speedway on March 20.
A trip to the iconic Long Beach circuit on April 10 will be followed by Barber Motorsports Park on May 1.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be at the forefront of many motorsport fans' minds in May, with the annual race around the IMS Road Course on May 15 before the 106th running of the Indy 500 on May 29.
Detroit will follow just seven days later and will not be a double-header, unlike previous years.
Races at Road America and Mid-Ohio will take place on June 12 and July 3 before a return to the Toronto street circuit, which has not been present on the schedule since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 17.
A double-header event at Iowa Speedway on July 23 and 24 could be a key weekend in the championship.
There will be a second race at the IMS Road Course on July 30 as IndyCar and NASCAR come together at the Brickyard.
Nashville will host the Music City Grand Prix on August 7, marking an end to a relentless period that sees five races in the space of four weeks.
The run-in will feature the final oval race of the year at Gateway Motorsports Park on August 20, before the Grand Prix of Portland on September 4 and the season finale at the iconic Laguna Seca Raceway on September 11.
2022 IndyCar Calendar
|1||February 27||Streets of St. Petersburg|
|2||March 20||Texas Motor Speedway|
|3||April 10||Streets of Long Beach|
|4||May 1||Barber Motorsports Park|
|5||May 15||Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – IMS Grand Prix|
|6||May 29||Indianapolis Motor Speedway – 106th Indy 500|
|7||June 5||Raceway at Belle Isle Park|
|8||June 12||Road America|
|9||July 3||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course|
|10||July 17||Streets of Exhibition Place, Toronto|
|11||July 23||Iowa Speedway Race 1 (250 laps)|
|12||July 24||Iowa Speedway Race 2 (300 laps)|
|13||July 30||Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – Brickyard GP|
|14||August 7||Streets of Nashville|
|15||August 20||Gateway Motorsports Park|
|16||September 4||Portland International Raceway|
|17||September 11||Laguna Seca Raceway|