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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The Indianapolis Motor Speedway confirmed Friday that the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge will only be limited to 50% attendance. Track president J. Douglas Boles stated that with COVID-19 postponing the race from May 24 to August 23 and the unknown of having max capacity at large venues (IMS’s grandstand seating capacity is 250,000), attendance limitations had to be made. “We’re committed to running the Indy 500 on Sunday, Aug. 23 and will welcome fans to the world’s greatest racing venue,” said Boles. “We willRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS (June 18, 2020) – INDYCAR will welcome fans to Iowa Speedway for the upcoming July 17-18 race weekend featuring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Iowa 250 races and the ARCA Menards Series race. Under the guidance of public health officials, medical experts and local, state and federal authorities, INDYCAR and Iowa Speedway will observe safe social distancing and provide enhanced hygiene and safety precautions for all fans in attendance at the event. Only a limited number of tickets will be available for the upcoming race weekend with eachRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arguably the three most intriguing Formula 1 grand prix circuits on the calendar becomes the latest blow to the 70th season due to the pandemic. The FIA announced Friday morning that those intriguing tracks were the Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japanese Grand Prix, with the latter meant they won’t be heading to the “Land of the Rising Sun” for the first time since 1986. “These decisions have been taken due to the different challenges our promoters face in those countries. In Singapore and Azerbaijan the long leadRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A sense of normalcy will begin to unfold at both Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway as NASCAR announced Tuesday they’ve approved those tracks to bring guests at the races under strict guidelines. Beginning with the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead June 14, invites will be given up to 1,000 South Florida service members as honorary guests who can see the race from the grandstands. Notably, representing the Homestead Air Reserve Base and U.S. Southern Command in Doral, Florida. “The ability to host these esteemed guests forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This year’s NTT IndyCar Series rookies brings a lot of hype and unknowns as it pertains how they’ll fare, especially that Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will be a major undertaking task due to the fact its an oval. Both Spaniard Alex Palou and Dutchman Rinus VeeKay have never raced the 1.5-mile circuit and at one point, there was concerns they would not even make it to the United States due to COVID-19’s travel restrictions. Following the postponement of the original season opener atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Let’s try this again shall we! The now eighth-month wait for NTT IndyCar Series action will finally come to an end this weekend as 24 daring drivers are ready to hit the demanding oval of Texas Motor Speedway June 6 after COVID-19 delayed the start of the season. Not only the race will be on big boy NBC but will finally kick-off the Penske Era for INDYCAR and the much anticipated Aeroscreen kit at full song. Despite not having fans at the 1.5-mile oval, there’ll beRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Back in the full-time saddle in the NTT IndyCar Series will be Charlie Kimball, who’ll be running a whole campaign in A.J. Foyt Racing’s No. 4 Novo Nordisk Chevrolet after only competing in just seven races for Carlin in 2019. Kimball’s tenure with Foyt begins this Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. “The Lone Star State” also happens to be one of two venues the three-car effort (Kimball, Dalton Kellett and Tony Kanaan) operates as they have a race shop in both Indianapolis and Waller (over 40Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The long awaited full-season effort by Meyer Shank Racing and British driver Jack Harvey will finally come into fruition this Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway as he’ll hit the 1.5-mile oval for the first time in his NTT IndyCar Series career. Although there’s some excitement from Harvey, the time period for INDYCAR has been rough as COVID-19 pushed back the championship trail from March 15 at St. Petersburg to now June 6 at Texas. However, the 27-year-old veteran sees the late start as nothing different fromRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer From an outsider’s perspective who’s looking to add the Road to Indy on my stacked media plate. The racing ladder is quite arguably the best racing has to offer with Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires being the final step before reaching the NTT IndyCar Series. While I’m glad we’ll finally have some real-life INDYCAR action with Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, I can’t remiss the fact that June will start off with a huge blow. The only cars that ran at St. PetersburgRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The past 10 weeks for Brett Moffitt has been a roller coaster ride following an off-track leg and femur injuries, but is now ready to focus on the bigger picture which is the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Moffitt was scheduled to run the Truck Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway until COVID-19 put the sport on hold for over two months. In that time period, he underwent surgery following a motorcross bike accident a day after everyone packed their bags and left the 1.5-mileRead More