A date has been set for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series finale at St. Petersburg, INDYCAR announced Wednesday (May 13).
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25.
Originally scheduled as the season opener, the race was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“The streets of St. Petersburg will make for a fitting and action-packed finale in a venue and city that our entire INDYCAR community holds dear,” Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles said in a release. “We extend our thanks and gratitude to Mayor Kriseman, Green Savoree and Firestone for working with us to find a new date for the event. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend of INDYCAR action, and I know our drivers will have race day in St. Pete circled on their calendars.”
This will be the first time the event is held at the end of the IndyCar season.
“Thank you to our fans for their patience and understanding as we’ve worked through this process with Mayor Kriseman, City Council, the City of St. Petersburg’s event team, INDYCAR and Firestone,” Kevin Savoree, co-owner, president and COO of Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC, said. “It’s been a terrific team effort by all, and we appreciate the opportunity to host the event again this fall in one of the most fantastic settings in downtown St. Petersburg.”
The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season is set to kick off at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 6.
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