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Another INDYCAR schedule update

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES released an updated 2020 race calendar featuring several changes. INDYCAR’s race at Portland International Raceway and doubleheader weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation of both event weekends was a mutual decision between the series and promoters following close consultation and monitoring of the local situation.

“It is clear that spectators, hospitality guests and sponsors would not be permissible under current state guidelines, and the tight restrictions placed on teams would make the race weekend not viable for neither Monterey nor INDYCAR,” said John Narigi, president and general manager of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. “We were really looking forward to INDYCAR’s return to our community. This is a huge disappointment, but out of the control of everyone involved.

“We were geared up. A very dedicated group of volunteers, service organizations, and experienced associates many of whom orchestrated the 2019 INDYCAR race were ready. It truly is unfortunate for the teams, fans and our community, but we need to remain vigilant for the health, safety and well-being of everyone who enters Laguna Seca Recreation Area,” Narigi added.

Three events already scheduled on the series calendar will now become doubleheader weekends, including INDYCAR’s upcoming race weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Prior to the originally scheduled Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on Sunday, Aug. 9, there will be another championship-points paying event Saturday, Aug. 8.

In addition, the race weekends at World Wide Technology Raceway in August and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course in October will become doubleheader weekends. WWTR will feature races Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30. IMS will add a road course race Friday, Oct. 2 before the already scheduled event Saturday, Oct. 3.

“Our race fans have loved the exciting doubleheader action of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES this year at Road America and Iowa Speedway,” Penske Entertainment Corp. President & CEO Mark Miles said. “We look forward to giving them even more world-class entertainment this season at three of the most exciting racetracks on the NTT INDYCAR SERIES calendar.”

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES remains on track to run 14 races in the 2020 season.

Revised 2020 INDYCAR schedule

07/28/20

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