Thursday, May 14, 2020

IndyCar Announces New 2020 Season Finale

But Inquiring Minds wanna Know how many races will really be Held?

By now I'm Arse-sumin' Y'all have heard the News that IndyCar has announced that St Pete will serve as this year's Season Finale on October 25th, three weeks after the October 3rd inaugural NTT IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix at Indianapolis.

And before Yuhs begin Griping over the three weeks "interruption" between races, it's worth noting that this year's IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship's annual Petit Le Mans had already been rescheduled to October 17th.

As presumably IndyCar Drivers Scott Dixon, Simon Pagenaud and Alexander Rossi will all be competing at Road Atlanta for (WTR) Wayne Taylor Racing and Acura Team Penske respectively that weekend.

Not to mention that Sebastian Bourdais, who now Drives the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac Fulltime for JDC Miller Motorsports was slated to contest the Season Opening IndyCar round at St Pete for A.J. Foyt Enterprises, which I'll Arse-sume he's still contracted to do so?

While I'd also hazard a guess that Ryan Hunter-Reay will be chauffeuring one of the Mazda RT24P Prototypes, not to mention the possibility of Colton Herta Moonlighting at Team BMW RLL (Rahal Letterman Lanigan) in the GT Le Mans Class?

And DragonSpeed, which hopefully will persevere thru the current COVID 19 Pandemic Crisis will desperately wish to be competing in the second tier LMP2 Category  at Atlanta for Financial reasons, was slated to make Thar IndyCar return at St Pete this year if I remember correctly...

Whilst I've almost forgotten that Meyer Shank Racing also has two Acura NSX GT3 Evo's in the GT Daytona Class to prepare and run in Petit Le Mans, which I'm sure All of this was considered by IndyCar when choosing it's new Date for St Petersburg, Eh?

Yet the real Questione is how many races will actually be held by IndyCar this season? Since if I've read All of the Tea-leafs correctly? Toronto, Portland and Laguna Seca All are "Iffy" at best.

But I'm just Speculating on those three IndyCar events, which is why I've tended to Shy away from trying to make any predictions on how many IndyCar races we'll have this season, since the rest of the year is still what I'd call A Crapshoot, Righto?