The potential busiest racing weekend of the year is on tap

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Two weekends ago, we had racing’s grandest weekend with the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600.

But the second weekend in June might be the busiest, worldwide, for motorsports.

Here’s an outlook and a way to help you plan your calendar of races accordingly:

NASCAR

  • Sprint Cup Series, Pocono Raceway, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
  • Camping World Truck Series, Texas Motor Speedway, Friday, 9 p.m. ET

FORMULA ONE

  • F1, Canadian Grand Prix, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Sunday, 2 p.m. ET (NBC)

INDYCAR

  • Verizon IndyCar Series, Texas Motor Speedway, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

X GAMES IN AUSTIN

  • Red Bull Global Rallycross, Circuit of the Americas, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. ET
  • SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks, Circuit of the Americas, Sunday, 12 p.m. ET

IMSA

  • TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (PC/Lites), Kansas Speedway, Saturday, 5:15 and 11:15 p.m. ET
  • Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Kansas Speedway, Saturday, 7:15 p.m. ET

LE MANS

  • Scrutineering (Technical Inspection), Sunday, 2:30 to 7 pm. local time (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET), Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time (4 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET)

OFF-ROAD

  • Baja 500, June 5-8

ARCA

  • ARCA Racing Series, Pocono Raceway, Saturday, 1 p.m. ET

IndyCar race weekend doubleheader schedule at IMS road course

IndyCar weekend schedule Indianapolis
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The NTT IndyCar Series will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the third time this season but with a weekend schedule that will put the action in front of fans for the first time in 2020.

The track’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course will play host to IndyCar and sports cars series over four days. The action will begin Thursday with practice and concluding with an eight-hour race Sunday featuring the Intercontinental GT Challenge and GT World Challenge America.

The NTT IndyCar Series will hold a Friday-Saturday race doubleheader called the Harvest GP presented by GMR.

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The name is a nod to the Harvest Classic, which was held Sept. 9, 1916 to help the track stay solvent during World War I. The event had three races of 20, 50 and 100 miles (all won by Johnny Aitken) that was the only racing held outside May at IMS from 1911-93.

A limited crowd of 10,000 will be allowed each day this weekend, and those fans will be the first to experience new video boards, concession stands, restrooms and 5G wireless connectivity.

Here’s the IndyCar weekend schedule for Indianapolis Motor Speedway Harvest GP:

(All times are Eastern)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Thursday, Oct. 1

Noon — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America test session
2:25 p.m. — IndyCar practice (NBC Sports Gold)
6:20 p.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 1 (NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Friday, Oct. 2

10:20 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
1:40 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
3:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 1 (USA Network, NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Saturday, Oct. 3

10:20 a.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC Sports Gold)
12:10 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America qualifying
2:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC, NBC Sports Gold)
5:30 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America pole shootout

IndyCar weekend schedule: Sunday, Oct. 4

10 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America race