Indycar releases updated 2020 calendar

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The NTT Indycar Series has released its new, updated calendar for the 2020 season that is scheduled to get underway at the Texas Motor Speedway on June 6.

The 2020 IndyCar season has been delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. Following a long delay, the championship is set to begin in Texas on June 6. The Genesys 300 event will feature an unprecedented schedule that will see drivers completing all track action during a single day.

The sole practice session will run from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM, qualifying will run from 5:00-6:00 PM and the race will take place under the lights, starting at 8:15 PM (all local times).

In the light of the situation, the series will implement strict measures in order to protect the well-being of participants, including a health screening system administered to all participants, revised competition layout to increase distancing, and social distancing protocols.

“Our teams and athletes are ready to get back on track and will deliver world-class action at Texas Motor Speedway and the Racing Capital of the World. We appreciate the opportunity to begin our season during these unprecedented times, and I’m confident we’ll put on a great show,” Penske Entertainment Corp. President & CEO Mark Miles said.

Following the season-opening event, the series will have a break of four weeks before the action continues with the Indianapolis Road Course race on July 4. This month will see drivers competing in two other events with both of them being a double-header race. Road America will host two races on July 11 and 12 while just a few days later, the field will head to the Iowa Speedway facility for another two-race meeting.

August will begin with the Mid-Ohio race while the middle of the month will see the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race take place. The World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway will stage the third race in August just a week after the famous Indianapolis 500.

On September 13, the field will contest at the Portland International Raceway before the action resumes at Laguna Seca with another double-header race that will take place at the same weekend.

The road course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host a second race on the 3rd of October before the curtain falls on the 2020 IndyCar season on the streets of St. Petersburg on October 25.