|Date, Time, tv
||Sao Paulo Indy 300
||Streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil
||2.6-mile street course
||The season opener saw five leaders, as Ryan Hunter-Reay pressured Ryan Briscoe into a mistake only to lose out to Briscoe's Penske Racing teammate, Will Power.
|Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Ch. 28
||Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
||Streets of St. Petersburg
||1.8-mile street course
||This is one of nine street or road courses on the schedule, compared to eight ovals. To think, just five years ago St. Petersburg was the series' first non-oval race.
|April 11, 3 p.m., Versus
||Grand Prix of Alabama
||Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham
||2.38-mile road course
||One of two new circuits for the series, along with Sao Paulo. The series tested in Birmingham in February, with Team Penske recording the top three laps.
|April 18, 3:30 p.m., Versus
||Long Beach Grand Prix
||Streets of Long Beach, Calif.
||1.968-mile street course
||The longtime open-wheel venue joined IndyCar last year with Dario Franchitti, who knew the place well from his CART/Champ Car days, taking the win.
|May 1, 1:30 p.m., Ch. 28
||Road Runner Turbo Indy 300
||Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.
||Last year, Graham Rahal earned his only career oval pole here last year and Scott Dixon ended former teammate Dan Wheldon's two-year winning streak at the track.
|May 30, noon, Ch. 28
||Indianapolis Motor Speedway
||Helio Castroneves didn't have a great season by his standards in 2009 but that was all forgotten when he won at the Brickyard for the third time, delivering Roger Penske's 15th win in the 500.
|June 5, 8 p.m., Versus
||Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth
||This is another track where Castroneves became a three-time winner last year. Of the 20 races here, 14 have had a margin of victory of less than a second.
|June 20, 1:30 p.m., Versus
||Iowa Corn Indy 250
||Iowa Speedway, Newton
||If Dario Franchitti wins here, look out. This is the one track where he has earned victories in both of his series championship seasons, 2007 and '09.
|July 4, 3:30 p.m., Ch. 28
||Grand Prix at the Glen
||Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International
||3.4-mile road course
||Penske Racing has earned the pole in all five IndyCar events here (three by Helio Castroneves) but no wins. Dale Coyne Racing, with Justin Wilson driving, pulled off the Cinderella win last year.
|July 18, 12:30 p.m., Ch. 28
||Honda Indy Toronto
||Streets of Toronto
||1.721-mile street course
||Michael Andretti was the king of this circuit in the CART era with seven victories. Last year one of his team's former drivers, Dario Franchitti, stole the show.
|July 25, 5 p.m., Versus
||Rexall Edmonton Indy
||Edmonton City Centre Airport
||1.973-mile airport course
||Will Power earned his first series victory here last year, relegating teammate Helio Castroneves to his second runnerup finish in the race's two years.
|Aug. 8, 2:30 p.m., Versus
||Honda Indy 200
||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington
||2.258-mile road course
||Scott Dixon has been the driver to beat on natural road courses in the series and this place is no exception; he has won two of the three series events here.
|Aug. 22, 5 p.m., Versus
||Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma
||Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.
||2.303-mile road course
||This race has seen five winners in five years, but last year's performance was the most dominant as Dario Franchitti led wire-to-wire.
|Aug. 28, 7 p.m., Versus
||Peak Indy 300
||Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill.
||Ryan Briscoe won the closest race of the season and fourth-closest in series history last year, edging Scott Dixon by 0.0077 seconds. This track has three of the top four closest IndyCar finishes.
|Sept. 4, 8 p.m., Versus
||Meijer Indy 300
||Kentucky Speedway, Sparta
||In 10 races this track has had nine winners; only Buddy Lazier (2000-01) has won twice. It's also the only series track with two female pole-sitters (Sarah Fisher, 2002, and Danica Patrick, 2005).
|Sept. 18, 10:30 p.m., Versus
||Indy Japan 300
||Twin Ring Motegi
||Last year's race was perhaps the most competitive in the track's seven IndyCar events, with a record number of cars running at the end (20) and on the lead lap (nine).
|Oct. 2, 6 p.m., Versus
||Miami Indy 300
||Last year's finale was not only dramatic, with Dario Franchitti taking the race and the title in the final laps, but also the second-fastest race in series history at an average of 201.420 mph.