2020 NTT IndyCar series

Gurney48

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Mielenkiintoista kuka neljättä autoa ajaa. Rookie Scott McLaughlin varmaan todennäköisimmin, tai Alexander Rossi. Castronevesin kokoaikaiseen paluuseen en jaksa uskoa.
Palouta on myös viety penskelle viimeaikoina.

Palou on silti aika epätodennäköinen vaihtoehto.
 

Saunatakki

Walk a Crooked Mile
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Kisakalenteri elää... taas. Portland ja Laguna Secan tuplaviikonloppu on peruttu ja tilalle lisättiin toiset kisat niin Mid-Ohioon, Gatewaylle kuin Indianapolisin lokakuun alun visiitille.

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IndyCar has confirmed that it will not visit Portland or Laguna Seca this year, and has added new events at Mid-Ohio, World Wide Technology Raceway and the IMS road course in their place.

Prior to the originally scheduled Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on Sunday, August 9, the IndyCar field will square off in another event on Saturday, August 8. WWTR will feature races Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, and IMS will add a road course race Friday, October 2 before the existing Saturday, October 3 event.

“Our race fans have loved the exciting doubleheader action of the NTT IndyCar Series this year at Road America and Iowa Speedway,” Penske Entertainment Corp. President & CEO Mark Miles said. “We look forward to giving them even more world-class entertainment this season at three of the most exciting racetracks on the NTT IndyCar Series calendar.”

The cancellation of the events at Portland and Laguna Seca was a mutual decision between the series and promoters following close consultation and monitoring of the local COVID-19 situation, although the current intention is for both to return next year.
 

spotter90

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Sääli, kun Laguna Secassa ei tänä vuonna ajeta, taustalla luultavimmin on pahentunut koronatilanne. Indyautot korkkiruuvi-mutkassa on komeaa katseltavaa.

Toisaalta Indy löysi nopeasti täyttöä. Heille doubleheaderin lisääminen on näköjään helpompaa, kuin F1:ssä. F1 on maailmanmestaruussarja, Indycar maanlaajuinen.
 

IntriguingMan

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FIA on niin paljon jäykkäniskaisempi organisaatio, ettei siihen tuplakisat sovi. Gatewayn tuplakisa kuulostaa oikein mukavalta lisäykseltä.
 

Gurney48

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Mid Ohion kisa siirretty syyskuulle tai lokakuulle.

naurettavaa vatvomista pari päivää sen jälkeen kun Richland County tippui keltaselle riskitasolle COVID 19:sta suhteen.

toivottavasti Green Savoree Racing Promotions selviää tästä vuodesta koska Mid Ohio on jo 4:s heidän promoottaama kisa joka joko lykätään tai perutaan.
 

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Castroneves puhuu paluusta IndyCar sarjaan kaudelle 2021 46 vuotiaana eri tiimissä kuin Penske.

sanoisin että aika iso juttu jos Castroneves raahattaisiin Ganassille 4:teen autoon tai ehkä jopa Andretille Zach Veachin tilalle jos hänen Gainbridge sponssirahat kuivuu kasaan.
 

Gurney48

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Todellakin iso juttu, jos sympaattinen "spiderman" tekisi paluun.
yllättävin asia Helion IndyCar uralta on että hän ei ikinä voittanut IndyCar sarjan mestaruutta, Sijoittui toiselle sijalle 4 kertaa uransa aikana (2002, 2008, 2013 ja 2014)

muistetuin Helion romahduksista varmaan on 2013 jolloin hän tukehtui totaalisesti kauden lopussa kaudella joka tulennee jäämään historiaan yhtenä parhaista IndyCar kausista DW12:n aikana.
 

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Indy 500 ajetaan ilman katsojia.

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The Indianapolis 500 will run without fans. The long-rumored possibility comes after a recent increase in COVID-19 cases across Indiana and other states in the Midwest.

The NTT IndyCar Series’ crown jewel has gone through two rounds of crowd reduction plans in reaction to the coronavirus, and with the latest adjustment, the 500-mile race will be held for the first time in front of empty grandstands.

“This tough decision was made following careful consideration and extensive consultation with state and city leadership,” read a statement from IMS.

“As dedicated as we were to running the race this year with 25 percent attendance at our large outdoor facility, even with meaningful and careful precautions implemented by the city and state, the COVID-19 trends in Marion County and Indiana have worsened. Since our June 26 announcement, the number of cases in Marion County has tripled while the positivity rate has doubled. We said from the beginning of the pandemic we would put the health and safety of our community first, and while hosting spectators at a limited capacity with our robust plan in place was appropriate in late June, it is not the right path forward based on the current environment.

“We encourage Hoosiers to continue making smart decisions and following the advice of our public health officials so we can help get Indiana back on track.

“Penske Corporation made a long-term investment to be the steward of this legendary facility. While we were very excited to showcase the investments and enhancements we have made in the guest experience, we know we have reached the right decision. As much as Roger Penske and everyone associated with the 500 wanted to race with fans this year, we ultimately reached this conclusion in partnership with the state of Indiana and city of Indianapolis.

“Our commitment to the Speedway is unwavering, and we will continue to invest in the Racing Capital of the World. We encourage everyone to watch this year’s race on NBC, and we look forward to welcoming our loyal fans back to ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ on May 30th of 2021.”

Originally scheduled for May 24, the 104th running of the Indy 500 was moved to August 23 as a nationwide shutdown was implemented to stem the spread of COVID-19. With practice due to start on August 11, IndyCar teams have been anxious to receive confirmation the race would go forward as planned.

As of Monday night, and despite the commencement of official on-track activities next week, teams had not received the Indy 500’s master schedule from the series, or the operations manual which dictates all facets of how teams are expected to function and perform their jobs amid the variety of coronavirus-related restrictions. An entry list for the Indy 500 is another awaiting publication.

Individuals who still have tickets to this year’s Indy 500 will be credited for the 2021 Indianapolis 500 and will retain their seniority and their originally assigned seats. The first Indy 500 practice will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 12, with race day scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23, with national coverage beginning on NBC at 1 p.m. ET.
 

Gurney48

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Indy 500 ajetaan ilman katsojia.

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Toivottavasti saavat yli 33:n auton fieldin ettei AJ Foyt joutuisi soittamaan Ostosreissulla olevalle Felipe Giaffonnelle ja tuoda hänet takaisin eläkkeeltä toistamiseen että Bump Day tapahtuisi...
 
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