2020.05.252020 Season Schedule Updated
An updated 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule was released today, displaying calendar adjustments implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020.05.08INDYCAR 2020 Season kicks Off at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6
2020.05.01The last of six rounds of virtual racing series is held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The INDYCAR iRacing Challenge, a virtual racing event featuring a full field of NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers and special quests, concludes Saturday, May 2 with the First Resonder 175 presented by GMR beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The 70-laps event, which will last approcimately 70 minutes, will be broadcast live on NBCSN.
It will be also lively streamed at indycar.com.
2020.04.24Will be back at COTA virtually on this weekend
The fifth round of INDYCAR iRacing Challenge will be held at Circuit of The Americas at 2:30 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, April 25.
It will be live-streamead on indycar.com as well as NBC sports.
2020.04.14The 4th Round of INDYCAR iRacing Challenge will be held at Twin Ring Motegi on April 18
The next round of INDYCAR iRacing Challenge will be held at Twin Ring Motegi at 2:30 pm (ET time) on Saturday, April 18.
2020.04.10Get even wilder during Round 3 of INDYCAR iRcing Challenge on Saturday, April 11
The Chevrolet 275 will feature exciting, tight action for all 85 laps after the green flag flies at 2:30 p.m. ET Saturday (live on NBCSN).
In a series in which the only predictable trait has been unpredictability, the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge could get even wilder during Round 3 on Saturday, April 11.
That is because the virtual racing series featuring stars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and some special guests is moving to an oval – the super-fast, wide, 2-mile Michigan International Speedway – after the first two rounds took place on natural road courses at Watkins Glen International and Barber Motorsports Park.
2020.04.082020 Schedule Updates
Official Statement from INDYCAR
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 March 26.
“We’re committed to bringing fans as much on-track action as possible,” Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles said. “Our updated schedule features additional racing at fan-favorite venues and adds to the total number of events on our calendar. The COVID-19 situation continues to be dynamic and challenging for everyone, so we have developed contingency plans which will allow us to respond to changing conditions. Our goal is to preserve as much racing competition as possible while prioritizing the health and safety of our participants and spectators.”
INDYCAR’s established events at Iowa Speedway and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will become doubleheaders. The Iowa 300 event weekend will add a race Friday, July 17 along with the previously scheduled race Saturday, July 18. The Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey event weekend will now feature a race Saturday, Sept. 19 in addition to the previously scheduled race Sunday, Sept. 20.
Race fans also will be treated to a third INDYCAR event at the Racing Capital of the World, with the INDYCAR Harvest GP on the IMS road course taking place Saturday, Oct. 3. This event is in addition to the GMR Grand Prix, already scheduled for Saturday, July 4, and the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, Aug. 23.
“Like our fans, we’re disappointed we won’t be racing in Detroit this year,” Miles said. “However, we’re excited to return to Belle Isle in 2021 and know we’ll put on a great show for everyone when we do. We also appreciate the flexibility and support of our event promoters at Iowa Speedway and Laguna Seca, who have enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to host doubleheaders.”
An updated listing of green flag times and an NBC Sports broadcast schedule will be announced in the near future.
2020.04.03HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABMA at 2:30 pm on April 4 (US ET Time)
INDYCAR iRacing Challenge 2nd round, “HONDA INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA” will be held at Barber Motorsports Park at 2:30 on April 4 (US ET Time).
It will be live-streamed at NBCSports.com (US only) and there will be replay at indycar.com after the race.
2020.03.28American Red Cross Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International — INDYCAR iRacing Challenge 1st Rd.
The INDYCAR iRacing Challenge, a virtual racing event featuring a full field of NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers, begins this weekend with Saturday’s American Red Cross Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International beginning at 4 p.m. ET.
The event, which will last approximately 90 minutes, will be streamed through INDYCAR.com while INDYCAR’s YouTube and Facebook platforms as well as iRacing’s Twitch will serve as additional outlets for viewing.