Richmond Cancelled as Schedule Shuffle Continues

Indycar’sset in sand 2020 schedule changed again Wednesday. First,  the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America moved to July 10-12 and is now a double header. Then the return to Richmond was cancelled.

The NTT Indycar Series is still expecting to open June 6 at Texas motor Speedway June 6. No fans will attend the first race of the season.

Road America is the third double header weekend on the revised schedule, joining Iowa and Laguna Seca in presenting two races on the same weekend. The Wisconsin switch was made in an effort to make fan attendance a greater possibility.

Richmond had hosted Indycar races from 2001-2009 and was looking forward to the series’ return.

Are we done with changes to the race lineup? I don’t think so. here is the schedule as of this morning, May 21.

June 6 Texas Motor Speedway

July 4-  Indianapolis  Motor Speedway road course

July 11 Road America

July 12  Road America

July  17  Iowa

July 18  Iowa

August 9  Mid Ohio

August 15-16 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying

August 23  Indianapolis 500

August 30  Gateway

September  13 Portland

September 19  Laguna Seca

September 20 Laguna Seca

October 3   Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course

October 25  St. Petersburg

Portland may move since fans would not be allowed to attend on the September 13 date. There is a gap in October, but I think one of the October weekends is being held in reserve in case the Indianapolis 500 needs to move again.

July has five races in 15 days.  August has four consecutive weekends. If this schedule holds, it will be a busy time for teams and fans. I just want to get the season started. Back tomorrow to talk about the 1970 500.

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