Indycar sticks to June start

NTT IndyCar Series is committed to starting the 2020 season in June.

Texas Motor Speedway has been on top of the schedule for a month now, following the street race in Detroit was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The race will be run on Saturday 6 June, and will be a night race with start 8.45 PM eastern time. The full race event will unfold over just a single day, with a single practice session, and the qualifying happening during the afternoon.

There won’t be any spectators allowed into the track, and the teams will have to obey to social distancing, to reduce the risk of transmitting virus.

Ryan Hunter-Reay, Texas Motor Speedway 2019
Photo: / Chris Owens

But with the race being a one-day race, it surely will increase the stress level for all the teams. They will probably all bring a fully functioning car to the race, since the mechanics don’t have much time to rebuild a crashed car, if that should happen in practice or qualifying.

This will be the 24th year in a row for Indycar to visit the Texan oval.

NTT IndyCar Series also confirms, that the rest of the previously announced schedule is expected to be completed.

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