IndyCar paint schemes for 2020

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IndyCar’s 2020 season has arrived and with it comes the first look at some of the paint schemes teams will sport throughout the year.

To help spot your favorite driver on the track, NBCSports.com has compiled the confirmed paint schemes (some featuring multiple designs on the same car) for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season.

Here’s a look at what teams have released so far, including many that will run in Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN):

Josef Newgarden – Team Penske’s No. 1 Chevrolet

Hitachi will serve as Newgarden’s primary sponsor in eight races this season. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
PPG will serve as Newgarden’s primary sponsor in five races this season. (PPG)
XPEL will serve as Newgarden’s primary sponsor at the IndyCar GP and Texas. (Team Penske)

 

Charlie Kimball – A.J. Foyt Racing’s No. 4 Chevrolet

Novo Nordisk will serve as Kimball’s primary sponsor in seven races this season. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Pato O’Ward – Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 5 Chevrolet

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Oliver Askew – Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Chevrolet

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Marcus Ericsson – Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 8 Honda

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Scott Dixon – Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 9 Honda

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Felix Rosenqvist – Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 10 Honda

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Will Power – Team Penske’s No. 12 Chevrolet

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Sebastien Bourdais – A.J. Foyt Racing’s No. 14 Chevrolet

Bourdais will drive for Foyt in four races this season. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Graham Rahal – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s No. 15 Honda

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
FVP will serve as Rahal’s primary sponsor at Gateway. (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing)

Santino Ferrucci – Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan’s No. 18 Honda

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Conor Daly – Ed Carpenter Racing’s No. 20 Chevrolet

Daly will driver for Carpenter in 13 races this season. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Rinus VeeKay – Ed Carpenter Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Simon Pagenaud – Team Penske’s No. 22 Chevrolet

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Sage Karam – Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s No. 24 Chevrolet

(Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)

Zach Veach – Andretti Autosport’s No. 26 Honda

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Alexander Rossi – Andretti Autosport’s No. 27 Honda

AutoNation will serve as Rossi’s primary sponsor in eight races this season. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
NAPA will serve as Rossi’s primary sponsor in nine races this season. (Andretti Autosport)

 

Ryan Hunter-Reay – Andretti Autosport’s No. 28 Honda

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Takuma Sato – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s No. 30 Honda

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Felipe Nasr – Carlin’s No. 31 Chevrolet

Nasr will drive for Carlin at St. Petersburg. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Alex Palou – Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh’s No. 55 Honda

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Max Chilton – Carlin’s No. 59 Honda

Chilton will drive for Carlin in 13 races this season. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Jack Harvey – Meyer Shank Racing’s No. 60 Honda

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Ben Hanley – DragonSpeed’s No. 81 Chevrolet

Hanley will drive for DragonSpeed at St. Petersburg. (DragonSpeed)

Colton Herta – Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport’s No. 88 Honda

Capstone Turbine will serve as Herta’s primary sponsor in six races this season. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Marco Andretti – Andretti Autosport’s No. 98 Honda

(Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

April 9 in Motorsports History: Al Unser Jr. gets sixth Long Beach win

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The list of winners in the Grand Prix of Long Beach is a ‘who’s who’ of open-wheel racing.

Mario Andretti won at the famed street course four times. His son Michael won there twice.

Paul Tracy is also a four-time winner at the beach. Alex Zanardi, Juan Pablo Montoya, Sebastien Bourdais, and Alexander Rossi also have won at the famed course multiple times.

But there is only one “King of the Beach”: Al Unser Jr.

The winningest driver in the race’s history, Unser won at Long Beach four consecutive times from 1988-91. He won again in 1994 and entered the 1995 edition as the race’s defending champion and the defending CART champion as well.

Starting fourth, Unser made slight contact with Gil de Ferran when he passed the Brazilian on Lap 3. He then continued to move up to the front, taking the race lead from Teo Fabi on Lap 30.

Once he had the lead, Unser ran away from the field, winning by more than 23 seconds over Scott Pruett.

Unser’s victory was such a familiar scene that after the race, CART news manager John Procida began the winner’s news conference with the following statement: “Well, we have a very familiar face on the top rung of the podium. As we listed on the prerace press release, this seems to be the Al Unser Invitational.”

Indeed it was. Unser’s victory was his sixth at Long Beach, and the 28th of his career. overall. While it would be his last win there, Unser continued to race at Long Beach through 1998 before missing 1999 with a broken leg and moving to the Indy Racing Leauge in 2000.

In 2009, Unser was inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame, which honors significant contributors to the race and California motorsports community.

“It truly is just an honor to be mentioned with the names and the legends that have already been put into the sidewalk,” Unser said during the induction ceremony. “To have Brian (Redman, the inaugural winner of the race) and Parnelli (Jones) is really an honor and just to be in their company is very, very special.”

Also on this date:

1971: Jacques Villeneuve was born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada. The second-generation driver was one of the best in open-wheel racing during the 1990s, winning the Indianapolis 500 and CART championship in ’95 and becoming a Formula One champion two years later.

1989: Rick Mears dominated CART’s Checker Autoworks 200 at Phoenix International Raceway, leading every lap from the pole and lapping the field.

2011: Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas won the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park, their sixth consecutive victory in Grand Am competition. Their lengthy win streak, which started on Aug. 7, 2010 at Watkins Glen, prompted Grand Am to offer a $25,000 bounty for any Daytona Prototype team that could beat the dominant duo. The Action Express trio of Joao Barbosa, J.C. France, and Terry Borcheller finally unseated Pruett and Rojas in the series’ next round at Virginia International Raceway.

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