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


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

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IndyCar disappointed by delay of video game but aiming to launch at start of 2024

IndyCar video game 2024

An IndyCar executive said there is “absolutely” disappointment that its long-awaited video game recently was delayed beyond its target date, but the series remains optimistic about the new title.

“Well, I don’t know how quick it will be, but the whole situation is important to us,” Penske Entertainment president and CEO Mark Miles said during a news conference Monday morning to announce IndyCar’s NTT title sponsorship. “Motorsport Games has spent a lot of money, a lot of effort to create an IndyCar title. What we’ve seen of that effort, which is not completely obvious, is very reassuring.

“I think it’s going to be outstanding. That’s our shared objective, that when it is released, it’s just widely accepted. A great credit both to IndyCar racing, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, something that our fans love.”

In June 2021, IndyCar announced a new partnership with Motorsport Games to create and distribute an IndyCar video game for the PC and Xbox and PlayStation consoles in 2023.

But during an earnings call last week, Motorsport Games said the IndyCar game had been delayed to 2024 to ensure high quality.

Somewhat compounding the delay is that IndyCar’s license for iRacing expired after the end of the 2022 season because of its exclusive agreement with Motorsport Games.

That’s resulted in significant changes for IndyCar on iRacing, which had provided a high-profile way for the series to stay visible during its 2020 shutdown from the pandemic. (Players still can race an unbranded car but don’t race on current IndyCar tracks, nor can they stream).

That’s helped ratchet up the attention on having a video game outlet for IndyCar.

“I wish we had an IndyCar title 10 years ago,” said Miles, who has been working with the organization since 2013. “We’ve been close, but we’ve had these I think speed bumps.”

IndyCar is hopeful the Motorsports Game edition will be ready at the start of 2024. Miles hinted that beta versions could be unveiled to reporters ahead of the time “to begin to show the progress in a narrow way to make sure we’ve got it right, to test the progress so that we’re ready when they’re ready.”

It’s been nearly 18 years since the release of the most recent IndyCar video game for console or PC.

“(We) better get it right,” Miles said. “It’s something we’re very close to and continue to think about what it is to make sure we get it over the line in due course.”