NTT IndyCar Series drivers will be back at the track this weekend for the first time since early June for the GMR Grand Prix. Following the season opener at Texas Motor Speedway, teams had almost a month off before the open-wheel series’ return at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Although the Indy 500 was pushed to later in the year by the coronavirus pandemic, IndyCar will run on the track’s infield road course this coming Saturday in a historic occasion. This weekend marks the first time IndyCar and NASCAR have had a doubleheader weekend, with the open-wheel cars and NASCAR’s Xfinity Series running back-to-back on Saturday, followed by the Cup Series on Sunday. The former two will both run the road course. Simon Pagenaud is the defending IndyCar winner, sweeping both races at Indianapolis last year.
Making his first start of 2020 is Sage Karam with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. Ditto for Spencer Pigot, who will be making his first start with Citrone Buhl Autosport with RLL. Pigot was released from Ed Carpenter Racing after 2019 and four seasons with the team.
The GMR Grand Prix is set to get underway shortly after noon ET on Saturday, July 4, with the Xfinity Series race scheduled immediately afterward at 3 p.m.
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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.
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