IndyCar to kick off 2021 Season at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, April 18

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Jimmie Johnson in his new IndyCar at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bama Buzz

Fans of racing in Alabama are in for a treat this year. On April 18th, the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama will host the 2021 Season opener at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Here’s all you need to know about the race.

IndyCar Returns to Birmingham, April 18th

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Jimmie Johnson at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bama Buzz

Last year, the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was among several events canceled due to COVID-19. Now, the race is scheduled to return to the popular Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. The 2.38-mile course at Barber Motorsports Park has been a hit among drivers and fans since IndyCar has raced at the course, starting in 2010.

April 18th will mark the first time that Barber Motorsports Park will host the season opener for an IndyCar season.

In order to keep guests and employees safe, the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama will not be opening the facility at full capacity. In addition, Barber Motorsports Park will not be offering offsite parking, as that would require shuttles to carry fans back and forth. Instead, all guests will be allowed to park on-site.

IndyCar Welcomes a New Racer

Be sure to keep an eye out for racing legend and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will be hitting the tracks at Barber Motorsports Park for his inaugural IndyCar season after announcing his departure from NASCAR in 2020.

Excited to see the 2021 IndyCar season kick off at Barber Motorsports Park? Tag us @thebamabuzz to share your thoughts!

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Nathan Watson
Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.
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