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 series currently is off until the Indianapolis 500 on Aug. 23 (1 p.m. ET, NBC) with the postponement of the Aug. 8-9 race weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to September or October.

Just five days earlier, Mid-Ohio had been announced as one of three tracks to expand to doubleheader race weekends 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.

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

(NOTE: Mid-Ohio’s Aug. 8-9 race weekend has been postponed to September or October)

Aug. 23 – 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Time: 1 P.M.
Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
TV/Stream info: NBC, NBC Sports app

(For more info on the Indy 500, click here)

Aug. 29 – Bommarito Automotive Group 250

Time: 3 P.M.
Track: World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway
TV/Stream info: NBCSN, NBC Sports app

Aug. 30 – Bommarito Automotive Group 250

Time: 3 P.M.
Track: World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway
TV/Stream info: NBCSN, NBC Sports app

Oct. 2 – IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix

Time: TBD
Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
TV/Stream info: TBD

Oct. 3 – IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix

Time: 3:50 P.M.
Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
TV/Stream info: NBC Sports app

Oct. 25 – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Time: 2:30
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

July 17 – Iowa IndyCar 250s, Race 1

Date: July 17
Winner: Simon Pagenaud

July 18 – Iowa IndyCar 250s, Race 2

Date: July 18
Winner: Josef Newgarden

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

Sergio Perez still has coronavirus; will miss second consecutive F1 race

F1 Sergio Perez out
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SILVERSTONE, England — Sergio Perez will be out for a second F1 race at Silverstone this week after again testing positive for the coronavirus.

The Mexican driver had hoped to return to Formula One after spending seven days in quarantine, but his Racing Point team said this morning he had tested positive.

“He is physically well and recovering,” the team said. “The whole team wishes Sergio and his family well and we look forward to his return.”

That means German veteran Nico Hulkenberg again fills in for Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix after having also replaced Sergio Perez when he was out for the F1 British Grand Prix at the same venue last week. Hulkenberg did not start that race because of an engine problem.

There are two consecutive weekends of racing at Silverstone as Formula One tries to pack in races following the pandemic-delayed start to the season.

Perez became the first Formula One driver to test positive for coronavirus, and it had been unclear whether he would be available to drive after the period of quarantine was extended to 10 days.

Racing Point also was in the news Friday after being hit with a 15-point penalty in the Formula One constructors’ championship and fined 400,000 euros ($470,000) Friday for using brake ducts based on those from last year’s Mercedes cars.

The stewards ruled that Mercedes was the “principal designer” of the parts, and that Racing Point made only minor changes to computer design data it received from Mercedes.

Rival team Renault filed protests about the legality of the brake ducts, which were added to the “listed parts” under F1 rules for 2020. That means teams must design their own. Racing Point argued it was merely using information about the Mercedes parts to inform its own design.

Racing Point uses customer engines from Mercedes and has admitted basing its 2020 car design on photographs of last year’s Mercedes car. The similarities led to the Racing Point being nicknamed the “pink Mercedes” when it was first seen in testing ahead of the season.

Racing Point can appeal the ruling. The points deduction drops the team from fifth to sixth in the standings, below Renault. The ruling doesn’t affect the points totals for Racing Point’s drivers.