Notes on the date changes for the Indianapolis 500, GMR Grand Prix and other NTT INDYCAR SERIES races

By Steve Wittich As you’ve seen in this announcement, the GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge have new dates. Moving the Indianapolis 500 to August 23rd, required the co-operation of
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GMR Grand Prix Makes Historic Move to Fourth of July Weekend INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, March 26, 2020 – The Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge has been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from INDYCAR and the Indianapolis
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Entries set for first INDYCAR iRacing Challenge

NTT INDYCAR SERIES stars readyfor inaugural INDYCAR iRacing Challenge INDIANAPOLIS (March 26, 2020) - A full field of NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers, including reigning series champion Josef Newgarden and 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud, is set to compete virtually in the
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Sage Karam previews INDYCAR iRacing Challenge

INDIANAPOLIS (March 25, 2020) -- Sage Karam will be settling into the seat of his No. 24 DRR Wix Filters Chevrolet for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing on Saturday, but it will be in the comfort of his own home. Karam will be
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Stay inside-get Foyt to your door, 20% off

Greetings from California. 20% off all wines now We hope this finds you safe and in good spirits. With everything happening in our world right now, we want to share an update from our community and industry. On March 15, California Gov. Gavin
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Juncos Racing Launches Juncos Racing eSports Team

Indianapolis, Indiana (March 24th, 2020) – Juncos Racing announced today their expansion into the world of virtual motorsports through the rapidly growing eSports community by launching Juncos Racing eSports. The team plans to compete in many series through iRacing and Gran Turismo
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INDYCAR iRacing Challenge featuring several series stars to debut March 28

INDYCAR iRacing Challenge featuring several series stars to debut March 28 INDIANAPOLIS (March 20, 2020) - INDYCAR is going racing again, virtually that is. INDYCAR and iRacing, the world's premier motorsports racing simulation, are partnering to currently stage six virtual race events featuring a stellar
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Extraordinary Times – A.J. Foyt Racing closes shops – employees keep paychecks

WALLER, Texas—Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. With the invasion of the Coronavirus or COVID-19, not only is our country navigating uncharted territory, but so is the rest of the world. Many people will face unprecedented hardship due to the drastic but
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Statement from INDYCAR: All events cancelled through April

"After careful consideration, including regular communication with our event promoters, health officials, and the city administrations in our respective race markets regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel all NTT INDYCAR Series events through April. This begins with
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INDYCAR announces condensed schedule for St. Petersburg season opener

INDIANAPOLIS (March 12, 2020) - The NTT INDYCAR SERIES season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, which will be closed to spectators and limited to essential personnel only, will have several modifications with a condensed two-day schedule of activities. The revised schedule
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