BT Sport are to screen the IndyCar Series from August, it has been confirmed this evening. As confirmed by Mark Coyle, BT’s Head of Digital Production on Twitter: “Our confirmed list of US sports: College basketball, Indy Car, NASCAR, college football, MLB, Red Bull, MLS.”
At the beginning of 2012, it was announced that the IndyCar rights would be switching to ESPN following a long association with Sky Sports. The announcement that ESPN was to be owned by BT Sport from August left fans concerned that BT Sport would not cover the series.
The news this evening puts an end to that speculation. The ESPN channel will still exist after July, however, so whilst the rights have formally switched to BT Sport, I fully expect IndyCars to continue to be screened on ESPN, just now under the BT Sport umbrella.