IndyCar Series 2020 Schedule: Times, TV channels, stream info and tracks

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The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season finally began in June after a pause of nearly three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is the latest revision of the IndyCar Series 2020 schedule with dates, times and venues subject to change.

The next race weekend is a Sept. 12-13 doubleheader at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The events had been delayed more than a month after being added after the cancellation of the Portland and Laguna Seca events.

Chip Ganassi Racing won the first four races of the 2020 season with drivers Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist.

Dixon opened the season with consecutive wins at Texas, Indianapolis (road course), and Race #1 at Road America last Saturday. Rosenqvist won Race #2 at Road America the following day, earning his first IndyCar victory.

Team Penske swept the next two races July 18-19 at Iowa Speedway with victories by Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden.

Takuma Sato won his second Indy 500 by outdueling Dixon in the Aug. 23 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

IndyCar Series 2020 schedule & how to watch (all times EST)

Sept. 12 – Mid-Ohio

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
TV/Stream info: NBCSN, NBC Sports app

Sept. 13 – Mid-Ohio

Time: 1 p.m.
Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
TV/Stream info: NBC, NBC Sports app

Oct. 2 – IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix

Time: 3:30 p.m.
Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
TV/Stream info: USA, NBC Sports app

Oct. 3 – IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix

Time: 2:30 p.m.
Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
TV/Stream info: NBC, NBC Sports app

Oct. 25 – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Time: 2:30 p.m.
Track: Streets of St. Petersburg
TV/Stream info: NBC, NBC Sports app

PAST RESULTS for IndyCar Series 2020 Schedule

Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway

Date: June 6
Winner: Scott Dixon

GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course

Date: July 4
Winner: Scott Dixon

REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, Race 1

Date: July 11
Winner: Scott Dixon

REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, Race 2

Date: July 12
Winner: Felix Rosenqvist

Iowa IndyCar 250s, Race 1

Date: July 17
Winner: Simon Pagenaud

Iowa IndyCar 250s, Race 2

Date: July 18
Winner: Josef Newgarden

Indianapolis 500

Date: Aug. 23
Winner: Takuma Sato

World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Race 1

Date: Aug. 29
Winner: Scott Dixon

World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Race 2

Date: Aug. 30
Winner: Josef Newgarden

Watch IndyCar video here. See more on the IndyCar Series 2020 schedule here.

NEOM McLaren Formula E announces Jake Hughes will join Rene Rast for 2023 season

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Doubling down on their commitment to electric auto sports, McLaren Racing announced Jake Hughes will join Rene Rast to compete in the 2023 Formula E Series (FE), which completes their driver lineup.

The NEOM McLaren FE team was formed by the acquisition of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E team that won the 2021 and 2022 championships with Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries behind the wheel.

“Today’s announcement feels like a long time coming,” said Ian James, managing director of NEOM McLaren Electric Racing in a release. “Since May this year, when we first announced McLaren Racing’s entry into Formula E, we have been working tirelessly to get in place the best possible team and structure for sustainable success.

“On the one hand, we have been working on the retention of the amazing talent that already was in place before going into the transitional phase. I’m proud to say I think we’ve done a great job on that front.

“On the other hand, we have been focusing on putting in place new processes and new talent – and the latter includes the drivers.”

The driver lineup clasps the two hands together.

Hughes brings 10 years racing experience in single seater cars, including a role with the acquired Mercedes-EQ team as a reserve and development driver for the past two seasons. He is the 2013 BRDC Formula 4 champion and has multiple wins in Formula 2, including two in 2020.

Announced in August, Rast joins the team after earning two podium finishes and six top-fives in 22 career Formula E starts for Audi Sport ABT before returning to the DTM Series last year. Rast’s best finish in Formula E came in the Puebla E Prix when he finished second to teammate Lucas di Grassi by less than a half second.

McLaren’s commitment to Formula E comes one year after they entered the Extreme E rally series in 2022 with Tanner Foust and Emma Gilmour in the driver lineup. After a modest start to the season, the McLaren XE drivers crossed the finish line first in Round 4 in Chile, but were assessed a time penalty that dropped them to fifth. Last week in the season finale in Uruguay, they held onto a hard-earned second place finish.