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2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule will be announced on NBC Sunday

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PORTLAND, Oregon – The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule will be revealed on NBC during the network’s pre-race show before its telecast of the Grand Prix of Portland.

The 30-minute pre-race will be on NBC beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. INDYCAR CEO Mark Miles will reveal the 2020 schedule from 3:18 p.m. to 3:23 p.m. Eastern Time. The schedule will also be revealed at that time on NBCSports.com.

It’s another tremendous example of the positive synergy between INDYCAR and its broadcast partner at NBC.

“We greatly appreciate our partnership with the NBC Sports Group an opportunity to share our 2020 schedule with a national network audience during Sunday’s pre-race show for the Grand Prix of Portland,” INDYCAR Vice President of Communications Mike Zizzo told NBC Sports.com. “We’ll be sharing a few new wrinkles to the schedule that should enhance the excitement of the 2020 season.”

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule has been the focus of speculation for the past month regarding the possibility of new changes to the schedule. That will all be revealed on NBC during the INDYCAR Pre-Race Show.

That will be followed by 105 laps of action about the 12-turn, 1.964-mile Portland International Raceway road course, the next-to-last race of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season.

Josef Newgarden, the 2017 NTT IndyCar Series champion, takes a 38-point lead over 2016 champion and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud into Sunday’s contest. Alexander Rossi is third, 46 points behind and five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon is 70 points back with just two races remaining.

IMSA results, points, stats package after Sunday at Road America

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Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor delivered Team Penske’s first victory this season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, winning at Road America from the pole position Sunday and moving up to sixth in points after finishing no better than seventh in the first three races this season.

The Team Penske No. 7 Acura DPi led a race-high 48  of 63 laps, including the final four after Castroneves seized a restart to take first from Renger van der Zande, who finished second with Ryan Briscoe in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi.

Other class winners at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, road course were the No. 81 ORECA LMP2 07 of Henrik Hedman and Ben Hanley in LMP2, the No. 3 Corvette C8.R of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor in GTLM and the No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3 of Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo in GTD.

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Here are the race stats, points and results from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America:


RESULTS: Click here for the overall finishing order and here for the class breakdown.

POINTS: In the DPi standings, the No. 10 Cadillac of Briscoe and van der Zande leads by six points (124-118) over the No. 5 Cadillac of Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais.

The No. 3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor leads the GTLM standings with 130 points, 10 more than the No. 912 Porsche of Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor.

In GTD, the No. 12 Lexus of Bell and Montecalvo moved into the lead by four points (121-117) over AIM Vasser Sullivan teammates Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz in the No. 14 Lexus.

The No. 38 of Performance Tech Motorsport leads in LMP2.

Click here for the points standings for drivers and teams after Road America.

STATS PACKAGE FOR ROAD AMERICA:

Fastest laps by driver

Fastest laps by driver after race

Fastest laps by driver and class after race

Fastest lap sequence

Leader sequence

Lap chart

Race analysis by lap

NEXT: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT classes will race Aug. 21-22 at Virginia International Raceway.