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.