2020 IndyCar calendar: Richmond returns as a replacement for Pocono
The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series calendar has been released, featuring seventeen races, the same number as in the last three seasons from 2017 to 2019.
The main change on the schedule is a return to Richmond Raceway for the first time since 2009. The popular short track (0.75-miles) in Richmond, Virginia, returns to IndyCar calendar as a replacement for Pocono Raceway.
It means that premier North American single-seater championship will visit the same number of oval tracks (five), streets circuits (five) and permanent road courses (seven) as in 2019.
The three-quarter-mile Virginia oval will host the 11th race of the season under the lights on Saturday, June 27. Traditionally, for the tenth consecutive year, the season would be opened at the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. The season will conclude for the second consecutive year at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
2020 IndyCar Series calendar
|1||March 15||Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg||Streets of St. Petersburg||St. Petersburg, Florida|
|2||April 5||Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama||Barber Motorsports Park||Birmingham, Alabama|
|3||April 19||Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach||Streets of Long Beach||Long Beach, California|
|4||April 26||IndyCar Classic||Circuit of the Americas||Austin, Texas|
|5||May 9||IndyCar Grand Prix||Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course||Speedway, Indiana|
|6||May 24||104th running of the Indianapolis 500||Indianapolis Motor Speedway||Speedway, Indiana|
|7||May 30||Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix||The Raceway on Belle Isle||Detroit, Michigan|
|8||May 31||Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix||The Raceway on Belle Isle||Detroit, Michigan|
|9||June 6||Texas Indy 600||Texas Motor Speedway||Fort Worth, Texas|
|10||June 21||REV Group Grand Prix of Road America||Road America||Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin|
|11||June 27||TBA||Richmond Raceway||Richmond, Virginia|
|12||July 12||Honda Indy Toronto||Exhibition Place||Toronto, Ontario|
|13||July 18||TBA||Iowa Speedway||Newton, Iowa|
|14||August 16||Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||Lexington, Ohio|
|15||August 22||Bommarito Automotive Group 500||World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway||Madison, Illinois|
|16||September 6||Grand Prix of Portland||Portland International Raceway||Portland, Oregon|
|17||September 20||Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca||Monterey, California|
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