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Popular series announces 17 races next year, including Labor Day in the Rose City.

COURTESY PHOTO: INDYCAR - Will Power at speed in an INDYCAR race.The NTT INDYCAR series has announced a 17-race schedule for the upcoming competition year. The 2023 season will open on Sunday, March 5 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. The season will include the 107th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 28, before coming to Portland on September 3, Labor Day weekend.

The season will finish a week later at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. The path to the championship includes a marathon stretch of eight races in the final nine weeks of the season.

"The series is on an impactful upward trajectory, making progress at a pace that befits our thrilling style of competition," said Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles. Penske Entertainment is the owner and producer of the INDYCAR series.

Many of the 2023 races, including the Indianapolis 500 and the Grand Prix of Portland, will be televised on NBC. The online streaming service Peacock will present live simulstreams of all races covered on NBC and the USA Network, as well as live coverage of all qualifying and practice sessions next season.

"The intensity level will also be at an all-time high as we conclude the season with three weekends in a row," said INDYCAR President Jay Frye. "As we build off the record-breaking 2022 season, we could not be more enthusiastic to see how 2023 unfolds."

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