Barring an extended coronavirus shutdown, the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series will now begin in late May on the streets of Belle Isle in Detroit and will end deep in the fall on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.
The sanctioning body postponed the Indianapolis 500 to Aug. 23, which required a shuffling of dates during the autumn months, while also rescheduling the once canceled season opener as the new championship race.
The events at Circuit of the Americas (Texas) and Barber Motorsports Park (Alabama) will not be made up.
The new provisional schedule will begin with back-to-back weekends at the Belle Isle Park Street Course and Texas Motor Speedway on May 30-31 and June 6, respectively. The season-opening weekend at Belle Isle will be a two-day doubleheader.
As part of the two-week buildup to the Indianapolis 500 needing to be pushed back to August, the races at Gateway and Mid-Ohio needed to be shifted to new dates.
The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio is now scheduled for Aug. 9, and the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway is now scheduled for Aug. 30.
Updated 2020 NTT IndyCar Series Schedule
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