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By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR officials announced a 17-race schedule for the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES, including expanded network TV coverage, two thrilling high-speed races at Texas Motor Speedway prior to the Indianapolis 500 and a return to its other pillar events. The 2021 season will begin Sunday, March 7 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, marking the 10th consecutive year that St. Petersburg will host the launch of a new season. That event will be the first of nine races on NBC network television – a schedule that also includesRead More
By INDYCAR NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The Music City Grand Prix, in partnership with INDYCAR, is bringing a new sound to Nashville. The Music City Grand Prix announced today that the newest NTT INDYCAR SERIES race will debut Aug. 6-8, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee. The three-day international festival of speed and sound will be staged on a temporary grand prix circuit in downtown Nashville and around the Nissan Stadium campus. Attendees can look forward to the best Nashville has to offer, including live music performances by top artists, best-in-class chef-curated foodRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer With the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge being four days away, all the talk have focused on NTT IndyCar Series drivers regarding their feelings about going through the COVID-19 pandemic, especially races like the 500 going on without fans. On Wednesday, it was finally the executives turn to shed light on their very tumultuous year as Mark Miles, Doug Boles and Jay Frye reflected on their road to the 104th Indy 500, but also the current championship campaign which has completed its first six ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since 1946, America Open Wheel Racing won’t be visiting the West Coast following the cancellations of both the Grand Prix of Portland and the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca doubleheader Monday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NTT IndyCar Series confirmed they won’t be heading to those two venues and will leave the month of September without racing. The first removed was Portland International Raceway, originally scheduled to have its third straight grand prix weekend on September 11-13. The Oregon circuit issued aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Attendance for the next month’s 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge has been reduced from 50% down to 25% following Tuesday’s announcement from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In addition of the attendance being reduced for the August 23rd event, two more confirmations were made. The first being that ticket sales will no longer be permitted after Friday in order to make the attendance limit feasible. More importantly, face coverings are required for everyone who attend the 500-mile race. Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark MilesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The over two-month wait of finally kicking off the much anticipated 2020 NTT IndyCar Series just got even sweeter as NBC Sports announced Sunday that the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will now air on NBC June 6. Not only Texas will have the major network luxury, the GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course on Independence Day will also be airing on NBC. Originally slated to air on NBCSN, Mark Miles, President & CEO of Penske Entertainment Corp., stated that he’sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Once again, additional changes were made on the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series calendar as one race is officially canceled while another will now host a doubleheader. Those tracks were Richmond Raceway and Road America respectively. Those announcements were confirmed Thursday as one of the most anticipating INDYCAR events of 2020 won’t happen as the June 26-27 race weekend at Richmond due to COVID-19. This is due in most part of the state of Virginia being extremely cautious of reopening as it just started Phase 1 ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Originally scheduled to kick off the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will now bring the revised schedule to a close on October 25. The move to crown this year’s champion in Florida was announced on Wednesday by officials from INDYCAR, Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC (GSSP) and the City of St. Petersburg, marking the 16th straight season that INDYCAR will host a race on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit. “The streets of St. Petersburg will make for aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The latest slew of changes on the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series calendar due to the COVID-19 health crisis unfolded Monday with new doubleheaders, a third stop at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the cancellation of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix being the headlines. Starting off with the latter, Belle Isle Park’s doubleheader that was scheduled to take place on May 29-31, 2020. Monday’s announcement meant the 2.35-mile circuit becomes the fourth INDYCAR venue officially cancelled, joining Barber Motorsports Park, Long Beach and Circuit of the Americas asRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time ever, Southern California’s most prestigious race won’t commence as the 46th Annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, which also includes the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race, is officially cancelled. The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach confirmed its fate Tuesday as the drivers, teams and fans alike will have to wait until April 16-18, 2021 to return at the 1.968-mile street circuit. The obvious reason for its cancellation is because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the first four INDYCARRead More