IndyCar 2022 commercial guide: Every team, every sponsor, all the major TV deals

BlackBook Motorsport presents all the commercial details you need to know as North America’s premier open-wheel racing series prepares to start the new season in St Petersburg.

US open-wheel racing series IndyCar is gearing up for a February season start for just the fifth time since 1926, with the first event of 2022 set to take place on the streets of St Petersburg next weekend.  

The series is scheduled to race at 17 locations during the 2022 campaign, which will be broadcast across the US and globally. Domestically, 14 races are set to be aired on the NBC broadcast network, which is one more than previously announced in July 2021. The remaining events will be aired on USA Network and streaming platform Peacock’s premium tier.  

IndyCar will be hoping that it can generate similar interest to the 2021 season, which was the most watched since NBC took on the domestic broadcast contract in 2019. Throughout the 15-race campaign, coverage on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports' digital platforms averaged a total audience delivery (TAD) of 1.22 million viewers. The 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 also delivered for NBC, averaging 5.58 million viewers, up 51 per cent compared to 2020 and two per cent on 2019.

The 2022 season is set to break more than broadcast records. Colombian driver Tatiana Calderon will join the field as the latest female driver to compete in the majority of an IndyCar season. The last woman to feature in the series was Simona De Silvestro, who completed the full 2013 IndyCar campaign. Since then, several women have driven in the Indianapolis 500, including Ana Beatriz, Katherine Legge, Pippa Mann and Danica Patrick. 

Tatiana will become the next female driver to compete in IndyCar in 2022

“Looking back at the history of women in IndyCar, when you compare it to the level of single-seaters in Europe, or anywhere really, you see that IndyCar has had more,” Calderon said. “That is something that I was quite happy about and why I also wanted to come to this side of the world. I’m super happy to be representing women around the world in one of the toughest series out there.” 

The past 12 months have also seen IndyCar extend two of its most important partnerships. Technology and business solutions provider and series title sponsor NTT has inked a multi-year extension with the series, which in July also extended its US media rights agreement with NBC in a multi-year deal.  

IndyCar’s 2022 calendar also has some changes. Although the majority of the races on the schedule have been fixtures for at least 19 years, some adjustments have been made to the running order. The oval race at Texas Motor Speedway moves to March for the first time and the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach returns to the spring calendar on 10th April, appearing on network television for the first time in 15 years. Toronto is also back on the schedule after missing out in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, while the races in Texas and Detroit will be single races rather than doubleheaders like last year.

With IndyCar all set for its earliest season start since 2000, BlackBook Motorsport presents a team-by-team rundown and all the other commercial details you need to know about the series. 

IndyCar hasn't raced in Toronto since 2019 due to Covid-19 restrictions


Full-time teams

A J Foyt Enterprises 

Owner: Anthony Joseph Foyt 

Team principal: Larry Foyt 

Engine manufacturer: Chevrolet 

Base: Waller, Texas 

Sponsors: ABC Supply Co Inc, Chevrolet, Housby, K-Air Leasing, K-Line Insulators, L&W Supply, Marwin Sports, Rokit, Sexton Properties, Sherwin-Williams 

What they’ve been up to: A J Foyt made team history by bringing on Tatiana Calderon as their first female driver for the coming season. That followed an expansion of the team’s partnership with Rokit, which will receive primary car branding for the season.  


Andretti Autosport 

Owner: Michael Andretti   

Team principal: Rob Edwards 

Engine manufacturer: Honda  

Base: Indianapolis, Indiana 

Primary sponsors: Honda, DHL, Gainbridge, AutoNation, NAPA, Avalanche, Capstone

Associate sponsors: Group 1001, Drive Pink, Oberto, Circle K, Gleaners, Ruoff Mortgage, UniFirst, Window World, Carlyle, PDI, Clausthaler, King Taco, OI Orthoindy, Dickinson Fleet Services, DuraMax, Steinbrenner Racing, Curb Records, Hobson, The Stellrecht Company, David Tilton Racing, Military Motorsports, Rough Rider, Business Furniture, Fields

Technical and suppliers: Honda Racing, Firestone, Siemens, DMG Mori, Stratasys, Orafol, Kinetic Vision, Sharp, Eroad, Axiatp, BASF, Delivra, Sherwin Williams, Lincoln Welders, Associated, IFN, Boss Laser, HP, Onyx, ORG Home

What they’ve been up to: Andretti Autosport were recently linked with an acquisition of Formula One team Alfa Romeo in a move that would have brought the American outfit into the world’s premier motorsport series, but team owner Michael Andretti said the deal fell through because of “control issues”.

Andretti's Colton Herta won three races during the 2021 season


Arrow McLaren SP 

Owners: McLaren Racing Limited, Sam Schmidt, Ric Peterson 

Team principal: Taylor Kiel 

Engine manufacturer: Chevrolet  

Base: Indianapolis, Indiana  

Sponsors: Arrow, Vuse, Mission, Chevrolet, Aero, Copper Moon Coffee, Electrolit, Expand Machinery, Firestone, GreenLight Collectibles, Keco Coatings, Lucas Oil, Mechanix Wear, Qntm Pay, Sparco, Stratasys, Tezos 

What they’ve been up to: In 2021, Formula One team McLaren Racing completed an agreement to acquire a 75 per cent shareholding in the Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar team. Arrow McLaren SP is now governed by a five-person board, comprising three McLaren Racing appointees, Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson, and chaired by McLaren Racing chief executive Zak Brown. 


Chip Ganassi Racing

Owners: Chip Ganassi, Rob Kauffman 

Team principal: Mike Hull 

Engine manufacturer: Honda 

Base: Indianapolis, Indiana  

Sponsors: Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems, Cadillac, Carvana, Honda, Huski Chocolate, NTT Data, PNC Bank, The American Legion, Hylant, Lincoln Welders, Schwarz Partners, Sherin-Williams, Siemens, Sparco 

What they’ve been up to: There is renewed focus on Chip Ganassi’s IndyCar entry after the motorsport mogul decided to sell his Nascar team to Trackhouse Racing at the end of the stock car series’ 2021 season.

Chip Ganassi driver Alex Palou secured the IndyCar title in 2021


Dale Coyne Racing

Owner: Dale Coyne 

Engine manufacturer: Honda 

Base: Plainfield, Illinois 

Sponsors: Nurtec ODT, Valpak, Boy Scouts of America, Western Star Trucks, Aldo Falla, USWAG, NI Steel, Ti64 

What they’ve been up to: Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato is set to join Dale Coyne Racing’s stable for 2022 alongside rookie David Malukas. The team had a successful 2021 season, with ex-Formula One driver Romain Grosjean picking up several podium finishes.

Grosjean made the switch to IndyCar from Formula One in 2021


Ed Carpenter Racing 

Owner: Ed Carpenter 

Team principal: Tim Broyles 

Engine manufacturer: Chevrolet 

Base: Indianapolis, Indiana 

Sponsors: Bitnile, Earnity, Risk On, Autogeek, Sonax, Bitcoin, Direct Supply, Riley Children’s Foundation, Hurco, The District Tap, Cholita, Chevrolet, Firestone, Overton Industries, Sherwin-Williams, Lincoln Welders, RJE Business Interiors, Bell Helmets, Mechanix Wear 

What they’ve been up to: Ed Carpenter Racing have doubled down on cryptocurrency by announcing BitNile as a primary partner for the 2022 season. In 2021, the team ran a Bitcoin livery for the Indianapolis 500 and the cryptocurrency firm joins the team for another season in 2022. In fact, team owner Ed Carpenter is himself a Bitcoin investor, which helps to explain the team’s growing relationship with the crypto sector.  


Juncos Hollinger Racing 

Owners: Ricardo Juncos, Brad Hollinger 

Team principal: Ricardo Juncos 

Engine manufacturer: Chevrolet 

Base: Indianapolis, Indiana 

Sponsors: Dynamo Edge, Carlin 

What they’ve been up to: Juncos Racing will have a full-time IndyCar entry for the first time in 2022 following investment by Brad Hollinger. Under the new banner of Juncos Hollinger Racing, the team returned to the series with a single entry for the last three races of the 2021 season after dropping out of the 2020 campaign due to Covid-related issues. Ahead of the 2022 season, the team has also struck a technical partnership with Carlin, which ended its own involvement as a team in IndyCar at the end of 2021.  

Meyer Shank Racing 

Owners: Michael Shank, Jim Meyer, Liberty Media 

Team principal: Michael Shank 

Engine manufacturer: Honda 

Base: Pataskala, Ohio 

Sponsors: Sirius XM, AutoNation, Arctic Wolf, 1907Water, Truewerk, RCD RV Supercenter, Roberts Service Group, Acura, Honda Racing, Curb Records, Aero Advanced Paint Technology, CAP and Associates Inc

What they’ve been up to: After winning the coveted Indianapolis 500 in 2021, Meyer Shank Racing will be looking to fight for it again in 2022. The team has also secured a new partnership with security operations firm Arctic Wolf, which will receive branding on the team’s 2022 cars.

Meyer Shank won the famous Indianapolis 500 event in 2021, and will be looking to replicate those results in 2022


Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 

Owners: Bobby Rahal, David Letterman, Mike Lanigan 

Team principal: Ricardo Nault

Engine: Honda 

Base: Brownsburg, Indiana  

Sponsors: United Rentals, HyVee, Shield Cleansers, Digital Ally, PeopleReady, Luther Automotive Group, Fifth Third Bank, One Cure, Quartz, Honda, Mi-Jack, Fleet Cost and Care, Hendrickson, Code3, Rousseau, Bobby Rahal Automotive Group, Aero, Hub International, Hogan, Bortek, Manitou, Patients Choice Laboratories, Norm Reeves Honda, Canon, Mechanix Wear, Zeiss, Mac Tools, Lincoln Welders, Touchstone 

What they’ve been up to: Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing have shown their commitment to esports by establishing a gaming-focused partnership with Ball State University, where the team will award a scholarship to two members of the Indiana-based school’s varsity esports team each year from the 2022/23 to 2025/26 academic years.  

Additionally, the team has added a number of new partners to its sponsorship roster, as well as extending some exisiting deals. One Cure, Patients Choice Laboratories and PeopleReady are just some of the businesses that will join Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for 2022.  


Team Penske 

Owner: Roger Penske 

Team principal: Tim Cindric 

Engine manufacturer: Chevrolet  

Base: Mooresville, North Carolina 

Sponsors: CarShop, Chevrolet, Cintas, Coca-Cola, Dex Imaging, FlightSafety International, Hitachi, Mazak, Menards, Nikon, Penske Transportation Solutions, PPG, Puma, Shell-Pennzoil, Siemens, Snap-On, Sonsio, Stratasys, Thorne, Tungaloy, Verizon, Xpel

What they’ve been up to: After making the transition from Australia’s Supercars to IndyCar in 2021, Scott McLaughlin is set to remain with Team Penske for the 2022 season. His teammate, Josef Newgarden, will continue to drive a PPG-branded car after Team Penske recently renewed its partnership with the coating and paints manufacturer for eight races this season.

Team Penske have got their sights set on more podiums in 2022


Series partners 

NTT, Chevrolet, Honda, AMR, BorgWarner, Coors Light, Dallara, Dex Imaging, Firestone, Holmatro, Imperial, Jostens, Lincoln Welders, Netjets, Neurolign, Pennzoil, PeopleReady, Perkin Elmer, PFC Brakes, Pirtek, PPG, Racing Electronics, Racing Optics, Safety-Kleen, Sirius XM, Snap-On, Speedway, Tag Heuer, Verizon, Xtrac 

Domestic broadcast partners 

Canada: SN World, SN Now Plus, SN 360 

US: NBC, USA, Peacock, IndyCar Mobile 

Africa and Middle East

Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia: DAZN 

South Africa: SuperSport 

Sub-saharan Africa: Canal+, SuperSport 

Asia-Pacific

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka: Eurosport 

Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu: DAZN 

Israel, Maldives, Taiwan, Timor-Leste: DAZN 

Japan: Gaora Sports, NHK (Indianapolis 500 only) 

Myanmar: Canal+ 

Vietnam: K+ 

Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, Guam, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Mainland China: Star Sports, Fox Sports 

Central America

Mexico: Canal6

Europe

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Malta, Moldova, Slovakia, Turkey: DAZN 

Austria, Germany, Switzerland: Sport1 

Belgium: VooSport World 

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia: Arena Sport  

Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden: Viaplay 

France: Canal+ 

Hungary: Arena4 

United Kingdom and Ireland: Sky Sports 

Italy, San Marino, Vatican City: DAZN 

Netherlands: Ziggo Sport 

Poland: Eurosport 

Portugal: Sport TV 

Romania: Sport Extra 

Russia: ViaSat 

Spain: Movistar 

Oceania

Australia: Fox Sports 

New Zealand: Sky Sport   

Caribbean, Latin America and South America

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Bolivia, Belize, Suriname, Venezuela: DAZN 

Brazil: Com Brasil, TV Cultura  

Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru: Claro


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