US media giant Fox, operator of the Fox Sports group of linear pay-TV networks, has agreed a new deal to become the exclusive broadcaster of IndyCar, the country’s elite-tier series of open-wheel motor racing.

The deal will see every race in the 2025 Indycar season, and the qualifying rounds for the annual showpiece Indianapolis 500, broadcast across Fox’s slate of networks, with 19 scheduled domestic broadcast windows the most in the competition’s history.

Broadcasts of the IndyCar series, which is title sponsored by telecoms firm NTT,  will also be shown on the Fox Sports app, and in Spanish on the broadcaster’s Fox Deportes Spanish-language channel.

IndyCar was previously shown in the US by Comcast-owned NBC Sports. The network had held the rights to the series since 2009 and its most recent three-year extension was believed to be worth $20 million per season.

According to IndyCar, NBC Sports could not offer the same amount of national broadcast slots.

The Indianapolis 500, in particular, is a focus of the new deal, with Fox to broadcast shoulder content around each race day. The total broadcast slot for the iconic race will amount to five hours of IndyCar content.

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Furthermore, practice and qualifying sessions for each of the 2025 season’s races, and the accompanying Indy NXT (IndyCar’s development series) races, will be telecast on Fox Sports 1 and 2.

The 2025 IndyCar season will begin on March 2 with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in Florida, and run through August 31 with the season-ending Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tennessee.

IndyCar chief executive Mark Miles stated that the deal is an “unparalleled growth opportunity” and that it represents “unrivaled exposure.”

He added: “Fox Sports is a fully committed partner, ready to bring engaging and technically innovative coverage to millions of fans across the country while also promoting IndyCar thoroughly across all its platforms.”

The deal makes IndyCar the sole “premier” US motorsports series with exclusive major broadcast network coverage across every race in its season.

Fox's IndyCar deal preempts its participation in the upcoming US sports streaming joint venture Venu Sports, in which Fox will be an equal partner with Warner Bros. Discovery and Disney.