IndyCar’s Non-Points Exhibition at Thermal: A Race Format Breakdown

IndyCar’s non-points exhibition event at Thermal Club in California will feature a unique race format with two heat races, a 12-car battle, and a record-breaking purse of $1.756 million. The event marks the first non-championship race since 2008, offering a new and exciting competition that tests drivers and teams in new ways. The format includes group qualifying, immersive experiences for fans, and pit stops limited to emergency service only. The main event will be a 20-lap sprint divided into two segments with adjustments allowed at the halfway mark. The event will be broadcast on NBC and Peacock, providing coverage of the exciting race weekend.

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