Versus will broadcast eight Firestone Indy Lights events live, plus air the inaugural Quebec event on tape delay.
The IZOD IndyCar Series television window on the sports network will expand to include the live broadcasts of Firestone Indy Lights events at Barber Motorsports Park, Long Beach, Indianapolis, Iowa, Toronto, Edmonton, Baltimore and Kentucky. The Indy Lights stand-alone event on the the streets of Trois-Rivieres will be taped for airing at a later date.
"It is very important as we look to develop our future stars that we are able to provide opportunities to increase their exposure and build names," said IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard. "The live broadcasts of Versus provide coverage on the fastest growing sports cable network in the country as well as helps further integrate Firestone Indy Lights into the momentum surrounding the IZOD IndyCar Series. We want to thank the team at Versus for working hard to make this happen."
"This is an extremely exciting development as we prepare for the start of the season," added Tony George Jr., manager of business development for Firestone Indy Lights. "The addition of live events on Versus is another element to further engage potential drivers, teams and sponsors and demonstrate the value of Firestone Indy Lights as the steppingstone to the IZOD IndyCar Series."
The announcing team for the Indy Lights broadcasts will be announced at a later date.