IndyCar announces 2 doubleheaders, adds third race at IMS
2020 Schedule revised again The NTT INDYCAR SERIES announced several calendar updates today following the cancellation of the Detroit Grand Prix due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two previously scheduled events will become doubleheaders along with the addition of a third weekend of racing at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With these additions, there are 15 races on the 2020 INDYCAR calendar, an increase of one event from the 14 races announced on March 26.
iRacing IndyCar thriller at Barber Motorsports Park Team Penske rookie Scott McLaughlin in the Shell Penske Chevy held of Penske Teammate Will Power in the Verizon Penske Chevy to win the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama IndyCar iRacing virtual race Saturday. Scott Speed in the #98 Andretti Honda was third ahead of Alex Palou in 4th with Simon Pagenaud rounding out the top-5.
29 drivers go at it today at 2:30pm The INDYCAR iRacing Challenge, a virtual racing event featuring a full field of NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers, continues Saturday, April 4 with the Virtual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET at Barber Motorsports Park. The event, which will last approximately 60 minutes, will be broadcast live on NBCSN. The NBC broadcasting team of Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy will call the action.
GM and Honda IndyCar engine manufacturer rivals General Motors and Honda have agreed to jointly develop two all-new electric vehicles for Honda, based on GM’s highly flexible global EV platform powered by proprietary Ultium batteries. The exteriors and interiors of the new EVs will be exclusively designed by Honda, and the platform will be engineered to support Honda’s driving character.
Karam holds off Rosenqvist to win iRacing IndyCar race
First IndyCar win at The Glen With 36,000 fans in attendance, Dreyer and Reinbold #24 Wix Filters driver Sage Karam from Nazareth, PA. battled Ganassi NTT Data #10 driver Felix Rosenqvist all race long but held on to win the iRacing IndyCar race at Watkins Glen Saturday. The race is the first of 6 scheduled to fill the gap due to the Coronavirus postponing the start of the real IndyCar season. Penske drivers Will Power and Scott McLaughlin were 3rd and 4th while Ganassi Racing rookie Oliver Askew rounded out the top-5.
Issues revised 2020 schedule as well The Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge has been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) announced today. The 104th edition of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" will air live on NBC, with the official green flag time to be announced at a later date.
Herta Becomes youngest IndyCar winner ever Clear skies hung over Circuit of the Americas for today's inaugural INDYCAR Classic. The race ran drama-free until a single caution was brought out on Lap 44. Benefiting most drivers and challenging three, the caution allowed Colton Herta, Josef Newgarden and Ryan Hunter-Reay - who had just pitted on Lap 43 to gain track position while it pushed race leaders Will Power and Alexander Rossi out of contention to win the 60-lap race.
After cancellation of first 4 races Basically, we wanted to be available to you to take your questions. Obviously, this is an incredibly fluid situation. The entire world is dealing with it. It changes by the hour. The President of the United States is going to make another statement later today. We certainly don't know what's coming. It just underscores I think the gravity of the situation. We are so excited about this season. We remain that. We're going to race as much as we can race. It was clear to us from overnight and this morning that the right thing to do right now was to suspend our competition, really all on-track activity through April. Mark Miles
by Andrew Maitland (and 3 reasons why he won't) Before I even knew what team he would be driving for, I declared recently that Fernando Alonso will win this year's Indy 500 and therefore complete the so-called Triple Crown. That was before Honda reportedly vetoed the deal he had reached with Michael Andretti's top operation, meaning the former Formula 1 world champion had to resort to Plan B - McLaren's new operation. Having severed his ambassadorial ties with his former F1 employer, it clearly wasn't really what the Spaniard had in mind.
Heading into the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg The 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season opens this weekend with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Team Penske's Josef Newgarden won last year's race on the 14-turn, 1.8-mile temporary street circuit, but he will have a host of strong competition for this year's honors among the 26-car field. This marks the 10th consecutive year that the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will serve as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season opener, dating to 2011 in a race won by Dario Franchitti.
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