The Open Wheel – The Latest INDYCAR News

Report: INDYCAR rookies to get extra practice session at Texas – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports there will be an extra 30 minute practice session for NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookies before the first and only full practice session of the weekend at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6th. Full story at the link. – RACER – (5/27/2020)

Miller’s Mailbag 5/27/20 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (5/27/2020)

Trackside podcast 5/26/20 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 5/26/20 is a great listen as always. – 107.5 The Fan – (5/27/2020)

INDYCAR Texas opener moved to NBC – “The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will be broadcast in primetime on NBC for the first time when the season-opening Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway is televised starting at 8 p.m. (ET) Saturday, June 6. The race is moving to NBC from its originally scheduled window on NBCSN. It’s the first INDYCAR race on broadcast television in primetime since 2013.” Full release at the link. – INDYCAR – (5/24/2020)

INDYCAR confirms RA doubleheader and Richmond/Toronto cancellation – “An updated 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule was released today, displaying calendar adjustments implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic…The REV Group Grand Prix at Road America has been rescheduled from June 21 to July 11-12, becoming a double-header with championship points races Saturday and Sunday on the iconic, 4-mile road course. Two events have been canceled for 2020 due to local restrictions surrounding the pandemic: the Indy Richmond 300 on Saturday, June 27 at Richmond Raceway and the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday, July 12 on the streets of Toronto.” Full release and revised schedule at the link. – INDYCAR – (5/21/2020)

Report: Road America set for doubleheader switch to July – RACER’s Robin Miller reports INDYCAR is set to move their Road America date from the weekend of June 19-21 to a doubleheader race weekend from July 10-12. Full story at the link. – RACER – (5/20/2020)

Miller’s Mailbag 5/20/20 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (5/20/2020)

Trackside podcast 5/19/20 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 5/19/20 is a great listen as always. Helio Castroneves is a guest on the show. – 107.5 The Fan – (5/20/2020)

Honda Indy Toronto postponed – “The Honda Indy Toronto will not be held on the originally scheduled date of July 10-12, 2020 at Exhibition Place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In anticipation of the municipal guidelines announced today for holding events, preparations and discussions have been ongoing with the City of Toronto, Exhibition Place, Honda Canada and INDYCAR to explore alternate date options for 2020.” Full release at the link. – Honda Indy Toronto – (5/15/2020)

ECR unveils No. 47 Indy 500 livery for Daly – “Ed Carpenter Racing and the U.S. Air Force are proud to unveil Conor Daly’s No. 47 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet for the 2020 Indianapolis 500. With the same attention to detail and historical accuracy used to design his road and street course car, Daly’s Indianapolis 500 entry pays homage to the beginning of today’s U.S. Air Force and one of its most iconic aircraft, the Bell X-1.” Full release at the link. See the livery on our No. 47 livery page here. – ECR – (5/15/2020)

INDYCAR finale set for St. Pete on October 25 – “The 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion will be crowned Sunday, Oct. 25 at the rescheduled Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The new date for the series finale was confirmed today by officials from INDYCAR, Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC (GSSP) and the City of St. Petersburg. This will be the 16th consecutive year that an INDYCAR event will take place on the streets of beautiful St. Petersburg, as the exciting race weekend has become a fan favorite on the annual schedule and a fixture in the region. The original date for the event, Sunday, March 15, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Full release at the link. – INDYCAR – (5/13/2020)

Miller’s Mailbag 5/13/20 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (5/13/2020)

Trackside podcast 5/12/20 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 5/12/20 is a great listen as always. Mario Andretti is a guest on the show. – 107.5 The Fan – (5/13/2020)

INDYCAR confirms plan to open season at Texas without fans on June 6th – “The 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season will begin Saturday, June 6 with the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. INDYCAR’s stars will take the green flag at 8:45 p.m. (ET), with broadcast coverage provided by NBC Sports via NBCSN. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, INDYCAR will run a condensed schedule with practice, qualifying and the race taking place on the same day. The event also will be conducted without fans in attendance. This will be the 24th consecutive year in which INDYCAR has raced at the 1.5-mile oval in Fort Worth, Texas…The remainder of the updated, 15-race INDYCAR calendar for 2020, announced April 6, remains on schedule for competition.” Full release at the link. – INDYCAR – (5/7/2020)

Miller’s Mailbag 5/6/20 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (5/6/2020)

Trackside podcast 5/5/20 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 5/5/20 is a great listen as always. Arie Luyendyk and Mark Miles are guests on the show. – 107.5 The Fan – (5/6/2020)

McLaughlin wins wild iRacing Challenge finish at Indy – Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin won the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at Indianapolis on Saturday passing multiple crashed competitors on the final turns and straightaway. The full Top 5 was McLaughlin, Daly, Ferrucci, Askew, and O’Ward. Full results here. – INDYCAR – (5/2/2020)

Marotti Autosport teams up with Dale Coyne with Vasser-Sullivan – “Marotti Autosport has created a partnership to bring PW Power Systems to Indy Car racing in a four-race associate sponsorship that will see the PW Power Systems brand showcased on the #18 Dale Coyne with Vasser-Sullivan entry for four races including the 2020 Indianapolis 500.” Full release at the link. – RACER – (5/1/2020)

33 entries set for iRacing INDYCAR Challenge this weekend at IMS – The 33 entries for this weekend’s INDYCAR iRacing Challenge on the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. View the full entry list at the link. – INDYCAR – (4/30/2020)

Report: New team hoping to enter with Enerson when INDYCAR returns – RACER’s Marshall Pruett reports a new team, Top Gun Racing, is hoping to enter the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with RC Enerson as its driver when the series returns to racing. The team will attempt to qualify for this weekend’s iRacing INDYCAR Challenge event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and intends to make its on track debut at the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in August. Full story at the link. – RACER – (4/29/2020)

Miller’s Mailbag 4/29/20 – RACER’s Robin Miller’s weekly fan Q&A is a great read as always. – RACER – (4/29/2020)

Trackside podcast 4/28/20 – 107.5 The Fan’s Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee radio show from 4/28/20 is a great listen as always. Bobby Rahal and Adam Stern are guests on the show. – 107.5 The Fan – (4/29/2020)

INDYCAR News From Last Month

Advertisements