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Fourth annual Buxton Big Time Bash fetches more than $40,000 for charity

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Final totals have come in from the fourth annual Buxton Big Time Bash in Austin, and this year’s bash held the Thursday night before the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas netted more than $40,000 for charity.

The Bash, organized by NBCSN pit reporter and insider Will Buxton  raises money for Meals on Wheels and More of Austin, and this year, additionally, for the Wilson Children’s Fund, paying tribute to the late Justin Wilson.

This brings the overall total to more than $60,000 raised over the four years.

Between a stacked, deep queue to get into the Rattle Inn and a host of incredible items available, generously donated from the Formula 1 community, it was a banner night for the Bash.

The F1 on NBC Sports broadcast crew of Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett joined Buxton on stage.

Drivers included Felipe Massa and Alex Lynn of Williams, Ferrari reserve (and 2016 Haas F1 driver) Esteban Gutierrez, Manor’s Alexander Rossi, and IndyCar part-time drivers and European series veterans, Conor Daly and Luca Filippi.

A full recap, via the Austin Grand Prix website, is linked here.

IndyCar race weekend doubleheader schedule at IMS road course

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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