IndyCar To End Season In October In St. Petersburg

The IndyCar plans to crown its champion on the St. Petersburg, Florida street circuit, after the season opener was postponed to October 25, now having to lower the curtain on the season.

The IndyCar had to start the season on March 15 on the street track. The teams were already in place for their participation prior to the stoppage of all sports due to the coronavirus pandemic.


They wanted to carry out the inaugural race without an audience, but finally they decided to suspend it 48 hours before the competition.

“The streets of St. Petersburg will be a fitting, action-packed finale, with a setting and a city that our IndyCar community highly values,” said Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles.

It will be the 16th consecutive season that St. Petersburg will host a race but the first time it will be the last on the calendar.

The IndyCar is scheduled to start the season at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6, and reported Wednesday that “the rest of the IndyCar’s modified 2020 schedule remains as planned.”

After Texas, the IndyCar will compete on the Road America circuit in Wisconsin on June 21, in what could be the first amateur event.