IndyCar Series awaiting start of racing season

Dane Fuelling
Sports Editor

2020 was supposed to be a year of change and new beginnings in the NTT IndyCar Series.
While it hasn’t been what anyone planned so far, it certainly has not failed in bringing change to the series as we know it.
This winter, long-time team owner Roger Penske purchased both the series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Anticipation around the series was at a level not seen for several decades. A record purse for the 500 was offered. Legendary drivers like Fernando Alonso and Helio Castroneves were returning to compete Memorial Day weekend at the biggest sporting event in the world.
Then, on the first race weekend of the year, the caution flag that was the Covid-19 pandemic brought everything to a standstill.
“We were literally at the track, ready for the first race of the season,” said Alexander Rossi, who finished third in the series in 2019, in an interview with the DDD last week. “Then we were sent home. We are competitive guys and we were ready to race for wins.”

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