With many of the major series returning to more normal schedules in 2021. In fact, the fast majority of these series have already released their schedules, including IMSA, IndyCar, F1 and NASCAR. That means there is no better time to talk about where and how to stream or watch your favorite series.
Below we will keep a running list of the available streams (mostly as paid subscription services) you can use to watch the series. As individual races are posted for free or other services pick up offerings, we’ll update.
IMSA WeatherTech Series Streaming
Where: NBCSN’s Track Pass – IMSA
Cost: Starts at $20 a year (or $2.99/month)
IMSA officially partners with NBCSN for both TV and streaming. You can watch IMSA WeatherTech series using NBCSN’s Trackpass serivce for $20 for the year or $2.99 a month for just the IMSA series. You can also get the “All-Access” pass which includes NASCAR, ARCA, Whelen Modified and American Flat track in addition to the IMSA races.
Key races are also televised on NBC (including the Petit Le Mans), as well as NBCSN (soon to USA networks)and CNBC.
* NBCSN recently announced it is shuttering at the end of 2021. While no specific details about the future of Track Pass has been announced for 2022, it is expected to be re-branded and continue. IMSA’s agreement with NBC runs through 2024.
Where: F1 TV Pro, ESPN (with subscription and via a service that streams ESPN),
Cost: F1 TV Pro: $80 a year, ESPN varies by provider package
ESPN is the official US TV provider of F1 thru 2022. In addition F1 offers their own direct OTT offering for $79.99 annually.
Where: NBCSN’s IndyCar Pass
Cost: Starts at $55 a year
IndyCar officially partners with NBC NBCSN for both TV and streaming. You can watch all of the remaining Indy Car series using NBCSN’s IndyCar Pass. However, don’t confuse this with the Track Pass, which is a separate service.
Key races are also televised on NBC (including the Indy 500), as well as races on NBCSN (soon to USA networks).
* NBCSN recently announced it is shuttering at the end of 2021. While no specific details about the future of Track Pass has been announced for 2022, it is expected to be re-branded and continue. IndyCar’s agreement with NBC finishes at the end of 2021, so the series may even move outside of NBC all together.
Where: NBC Sports Live
Cost: Included With Your Cable Subscription
For NASCAR you will need an existing cable subscription with access to NBC networks. If you do, you can download the free NBC Sports app and stream NASCAR races to anywhere in the US. The best part is it is free with your existing cable subscription.
Key races are also televised on NBC, as well as NBCSN (soon to USA networks) and CNBC.
* NBCSN recently announced it is shuttering at the end of 2021. NASCARs agreement with NBC runs through 2024. It is expected most races not broadcast on mainline NBC will move to USA Networks.
UPDATE: 1/23/2021: Added NASCAR streaming, references to the recently announced shutdown of NBCSN. Most races previously shown on NBCSN will move to USA networks by 2022.