The IZOD IndyCar Series confirmed today its broadcast designations for its 16-race 2012 schedule, highlighted by six races on ABC and 10 events on the newly rebranded NBC Sports Network.

ABC will carry live coverage of IZOD IndyCar Series races at St. Petersburg, Indianapolis, Belle Isle, Milwaukee, Toronto and Mid-Ohio. The 2012 season will mark the 48th consecutive year that ABC has aired the Indianapolis 500, extending one of the longest relationships between a sporting event and a television network.

ABC's coverage of the Indianapolis 500 and the five other IZOD IndyCar Series races will be expanded to include live streaming of ABC's onboard cameras on ESPN3, ESPN's signature broadband sports network.

NBC Sports Network, the IZOD IndyCar Series' exclusive cable network, will air live events at Barber Motorsports Park, Long Beach, Sao Paulo, Texas, Edmonton, Qingdao, Infineon, Baltimore and the season finale at Auto Club Speedway.

Additionally, NBC Sports Network will launch a featured program called INDYCAR 36, which will document 36 hours in the life of an IZOD IndyCar Series driver, taking viewers behind the scenes during select event weekends from the first practice through the checkered flag.

Formerly known as VERSUS, the NBC Sports Network serves as a 24/7 cable platform for NBC Sports' rich heritage of unmatched storytelling, best-in-class production and broad promotional power.

Date
Track
Venue
Broadcast
March 25
Streets of St. Petersburg
1.8-mile street course
ABC
April 1
Barber Motorsports Park
2.3-mile road course
NBCSN
April 15
Streets of Long Beach
1.968-mile street course
NBCSN
April 29
Streets of Sao Paulo
2.536-mile street course
NBCSN
May 27
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
2.5-mile oval
ABC
June 3
Raceway at Belle Isle Park
2.1-mile street course
ABC
June 9
Texas Motor Speedway*
1.5-mile oval
NBCSN
June 16
The Milwaukee Mile
1-mile oval
ABC
June 23
Iowa Speedway*
.875-mile oval
NBCSN
July 8
Streets of Toronto
1.755-mile street course
ABC
July 22
Edmonton City Centre Airport
1.973-mile airport course
NBCSN
Aug. 5
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
2.258-mile road course
ABC
Aug. 19
Streets of Qingdao, China
3.87-mile street course
NBCSN
Aug. 26
Infineon Raceway
2.303-mile road course
NBCSN
Sept. 2
Streets of Baltimore
2-mile street course
NBCSN
Sept. 15
Auto Club Speedway*
2-mile oval
NBCSN
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