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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ideal news for racing fans and the entire NTT IndyCar Series paddock. Ranging from the competitors and media pupils alike, the news people were waiting for arrived Thursday. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced they’ll be allowing approximately 135,000 fans, which will be up to 40% of venue capacity. Tremendous progress compared to last August when the 500 went on under closed doors. Following the approval by Marion County Public Health Department, next month’s race is expected to be the largest event since the pandemic. WithRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Beth Paretta announced the launch of Paretta Autosport at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday morning, looking to make the 105th Indianapolis 500 with Simona De Silvestro as their driver. As part of the Race for Equality & Change program, Team Penske will provide technical assistance to the No. 16 Chevrolet powered race team. “Today is the beginning of a commitment to gender equity in sport, to encourage women to work hard so they can earn their seat at the table or spot on the grid,” saidRead More

Posted On January 6, 2021By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

INDYCAR Announces Update to 2021 Schedule

By INDYCAR INDYCAR officials have announced the 2021 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is being rescheduled for Sunday, April 25 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The move creates a condensed, action-packed early-season schedule for 2021. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES returns to the Streets of St. Petersburg after Josef Newgarden’s thrilling win last October, which culminated with Scott Dixon’s sixth series title. NBC will remain as the television home of this year’s race on the tight, demanding street layout. “It’s not surprising that an event of this magnitude, scheduledRead More
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