IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: Live updates from the season opener in Florida

North America's open-wheel series returns from its offseason as IndyCar takes over the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, this weekend. The NTT series will stage 17 races this season, culminating at Laguna Seca on Sept. 10. In all, the Indycars will visit 15 tracks comprising six road courses, five street circuits and four ovals. Foyt Racing ChevroletSimon Pagenaud (60), Meyer Shank Racing HondaCallum Ilott (77), Juncos Hollinger Racing ChevroletAgustin Canopino (78), Juncos Hollinger Racing ChevroletGrand Prix of St. Petersburg broadcast scheduleAll times ETFriday, March 3 3-4:15 p.m.: Practice 1 (Peacock, SiriusXM, IndyCar Radio)Saturday, March 4 10-11 a.m.: Practice 2 (Peacock, SiriusXM, IndyCar Radio) 2:15-3:30 p.m.: Qualifying (Peacock, SiriusXM, IndyCar Radio)Sunday, March 5 Noon-2:30 p.m.: Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (NBC, Universo, SiriusXM, IndyCar Live, IndyCar Radio)Grand Prix of St. Petersburg detailsTrack: Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida Turns: 14 (nine right, five left) Track length: 1.80 miles Laps: 100 Lap record: 59.346 seconds (Will Power, Team Penske Chevrolet, 2022)Weather for the Grand Prix of St. PetersburgIt's Florida and it's surrounded on three sides by water, so expect wildly varying conditions. Even in optimal conditions, St. Petersburg is described by drivers as one of the most physically demanding races on the calendar so having to wrestle the car around in the rain for even a portion of the 100 laps would present an even stiffer challenge.