Indy 500 (2020)
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Tim Cindric, president of Team Penske, says he’s looking forward to the reaction from fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when they see the improved “customer experiences” that Roger Penske has already instigated.
Mark Miles, president and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corp., owners of IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has sent a letter of encouragement, via the 'Indy Star', to fans who would normally spend the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend either attending or watching the Indianapolis 500.
The "One Drive To Get Back On Track" auction has been announced for the Month of May by IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with the money raised being given to support non-profit organizations on the front lines of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Parnelli Jones and Bobby Unser have both stated that the Indianapolis 500’s shift from Memorial Day Weekend in 2020 is a pity but a necessary move as a result of the coronavirus epidemic.
The coronavirus pandemic’s effect on the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule has seen officials move the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis to July 4 and the 104th running of the Indy 500 to August 23, while three other races have been shifted.
IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway have pledged to try and ensure the 104th running of the Indy 500 goes ahead as planned on Memorial Day Weekend, despite the current advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
Fernando Alonso says his decision to race for the Arrow McLaren SP team rather than Andretti Autosport was partly driven by loyalty to the McLaren brand “because they gave me so much over the last five years.”
McLaren CEO Zak Brown has admitted that Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet’s chance to sign up two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso for this year’s Indianapolis 500 came about when the superstar’s negotiations with Andretti Autosport-Honda broke down.
Fernando Alonso will make his third attempt at the Indianapolis 500 from behind the wheel of an Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet, it was announced today.
A new NTT IndyCar Series team, Citrone/Buhl Autosport, is aiming to make its debut in this year’s GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis and enter the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
One hundred days out from the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500, Roger Penske, as owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has announced that the purse for the Indy 500 will rise by $2m and that the controversial concept of guaranteed starting spots will not be introduced.
Amid rumors that Honda Japan has rejected the idea of Fernando Alonso driving an Andretti Autosport-Honda in the Indianapolis 500, Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet co-owner Sam Schmidt says he has received no approaches from the two-time Formula 1 champion yet.