Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says that the track will not host this year’s NTT IndyCar Series season-opener as a TV-only event, but says he has for a long time advocated the idea of an IndyCar/NASCAR Cup double-header.
Racing icon A.J. Foyt has been responding to fans’ questions on social media, and has declared that two-time Rodger Ward was his fiercest opponent on both dirt and pavement, and has expressed strong disinterest in simulator racing.
NASCAR is still as popular has ever and has recently signed deals with four sponsors for its Cup Series. Busch, Coca-Cola, Geico and Xfinity will feature on NASCAR broadcasts, in-market promotion and digital and social avenues.
James Hinchcliffe will serve as an analyst for NBC Sports’ coverage of IndyCar, Indy Lights, IMSA and NASCAR in 2020, making his on-air debut for the NTT IndyCar Series season-opener at St. Petersburg.