Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Rescheduled Date Announced

Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Rescheduled Date Announced

(Photo : Ray MacAloney)

GPSP Release:

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 13, 2020) – The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has been rescheduled to October 23-25, 2020, officials from the City of St. Petersburg, Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC (GSSP) and INDYCAR confirmed today. The event will now feature the crowning of the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion on Sunday, Oct. 25 since the original March 13th-15th weekend was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The City of St. Petersburg stands ready to welcome back the fans of INDYCAR, drivers, teams, and sponsors in October,” said City of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. “I want to thank our partners at Green Savoree Racing Promotions for believing in this race and giving the residents of the Sunshine City something to look forward to. I am confident that the race will occur in a manner that puts public health at the forefront.”

“We greatly appreciate the efforts of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, INDYCAR, Mayor Kriseman and the City of St. Petersburg to find a new date for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg,” said Lisa Boggs, director of motorsports, Bridgestone Americas, with its Firestone brand as the event’s title sponsor. “Coming back to the streets of St. Pete to close the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season is a great way to thank the incredible fans in this area for their support. While we couldn’t kick off the season with them as planned, we now look forward to crowning the 2020 INDYCAR Champion together in October.”

“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. “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 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will serve as the exciting series finale, as the event traditionally has started the INDYCAR season.

“Having a rescheduled date for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a very positive development. This could only happen because of our partners’ commitment and support at the City of St. Petersburg, INDYCAR and Firestone,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of GSSP, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “We hope this offers both Floridians and our race fans something to look forward to later this year as we navigate through these unprecedented times for us all.”

Previously purchased tickets to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be valid on the corresponding days of the postponed event. Ticket purchasers on file will receive instructions via email. Additional event information and customer FAQs will be posted at gpstpete.com.

“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,” said Kevin Savoree, co-owner, president and COO of GSSP. “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.”

Additionally, the MBA 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg track, originally set for Friday, March 13, is rescheduled to Friday, Oct. 23. Previously purchased registrations will be valid and honored on the new date. Additional information will be released soon on gpstpete5k.com to confirm the status of an existing registration or for new sign ups.

The rescheduled event now set for October 23-25, 2020 will be subject to the ongoing guidance and mandates of national, state and local authorities regarding public gatherings. The health and safety of all associated with this event will remain the priority of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

IndyCar entry list for this weekend’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 2020

IndyCar entry list for this weekend’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 2020

Here is the current entry list for this weekend’s IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

  • 1 Josef Newgarden Team Penske
  • 12 Will Power Team Penske
  • 22 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske
  • 4 Charlie Kimball AJ Foyt Racing
  • 14 Sebastien Bourdais AJ Foyt Racing
  • 5 Pato O’Ward ARROW McLaren SP
  • 7 Oliver Askew (R) ARROW McLaren SP
  • 8 Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing
  • 9 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing
  • 10 Felix Rosenqvist Chip Ganassi Racing
  • 15 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lannigan Racing
  • 30 Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lannigan Racing
  • 18 Santino Ferrucci Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan
  • 55 Alex Palou (R) Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan
  • 20 Conor Daly Ed Carpenter Racing
  • 21 Rinus Veekay (R) Ed Carpenter Racing
  • 24 Sage Karam Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
  • 26 Zach Veach Andretti Autosport
  • 27 Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport
  • 28 Ryan Hunter Reay Andretti Autosport
  • 88 Colton Herta Andretti Autosport
  • 98 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport
  • 31 Felipe Nasr (R) Carlin
  • 59 Max Chilton Carlin
  • 60 Jack Harvey Meyer Shank Racing
  • 81 Ben Hanley (R) DragonSpeed Racing
IndyCar reveals start times for all 17 races in 2020

IndyCar reveals start times for all 17 races in 2020

2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule with TV broadcast times

Date              Venue                 Eastern Time
March 15  St. Petersburg, FL 3.30pm
April 05  Barber Motorsports Park, AL 4.15pm
April 19  Long Beach, CA 4.45pm
April 26  Circuit of The Americas, TX 4.10pm
May 09  IMS Road Course, IN 3.50pm
May 24  Indianapolis 500, IMS 12.30pm
May 30  Detroit Race 1 3.50pm
May 31  Detroit Race 2 3.50pm
June 06  Texas Motor Speedway, TX 8.45pm
June 21  Road America, WI 12.50pm
June 27  Richmond Raceway, VA 8.15pm
July 12  Toronto, ON, Canada 3.40pm
July 18  Iowa Speedway, IA 9.00pm
August 16  Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, OH 12.45pm
August 22  Worldwide Technology Raceway at Gateway, IL 8.45pm
September 6  Portland International Raceway. 3.40pm
September 20  WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 3.25pm

Saturday’s Results for the Iowa 300 NTT IndyCar Series Race

Saturday’s Results for the Iowa 300 NTT IndyCar Series Race

NEWTON, Iowa – Results Saturday of the Iowa 300 NTT IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (3) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 300, Running

2. (8) Scott Dixon, Honda, 300, Running

3. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 300, Running

4. (1) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 300, Running

5. (19) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 300, Running

6. (6) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 300, Running

7. (20) Zach Veach, Honda, 300, Running

8. (7) Graham Rahal, Honda, 299, Running

9. (21) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 299, Running

10. (13) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 299, Running

11. (10) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 299, Running

12. (12) Santino Ferrucci, Honda, 299, Running

13. (16) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 299, Running

14. (15) Felix Rosenqvist, Honda, 299, Running

15. (2) Will Power, Chevrolet, 299, Running

16. (22) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 298, Running

17. (9) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 298, Running

18. (11) Colton Herta, Honda, 276, Mechanical

19. (17) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 262, Contact

20. (4) Takuma Sato, Honda, 216, Contact 

21. (18) Marco Andretti, Honda, 205, Handling 

22. (14) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 193, Contact 

Race Statistics

Winner’s average speed: 137.664 mph

Time of Race: 1:56:53.5753

Margin of victory: 2.8527 seconds

Cautions: 5 for 45 laps

Lead changes: 7 among 5 drivers

Lap Leaders:

Pagenaud, Simon 1 – 2

Power, Will 3 – 48

Newgarden, Josef 49 – 140

Power, Will 141 – 143

Newgarden, Josef 144 – 253

Bourdais, Sebastien 254 – 255

Dixon, Scott 256 – 257

Newgarden, Josef 258 – 300

NTT IndyCar Qualifying Results for the Iowa 300

NTT IndyCar Qualifying Results for the Iowa 300

NEWTON, Iowa – Qualifying Friday for the Iowa 300 NTT IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, engine, and speed in mph:

1. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 180.073 mph

2. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 179.589

3. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 179.449

4. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 177.646

5. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 176.200

6. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 176.057

7. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 175.857

8. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 175.725

9. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 175.618

10. (7) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 175.578

11. (88) Colton Herta, Honda, 175.346

12. (19) Santino Ferrucci, Honda, 175.316

13. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 174.848

14. (31) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 174.323

15. (10) Felix Rosenqvist, Honda, 174.237

16. (59) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 173.837

17. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 173.540

18. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 173.044

19. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 171.791

20. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 171.626

21. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 171.390

22. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 167.136