(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – This weekend kicks off the 2020 IndyCar circuit as the teams take to the streets of St Petersburg for the 16th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg on March 15. There are 17 races scheduled for this season including the annual double header in Detroit 30-31 May.

Belle Isle’s temporary 2.35-mile, 13-turn temporary street circuit in Detroit has been the bane for a number of drivers. It presents numerous challenges, from hard braking to speedy straights, and the same areas are ripe for overtaking. The only double-header on the IndyCar circuit, the Dual in Detroit dates back to 2013.

IndyCar makes its only Canadian stop on July 12 as the Hondy Indy Toronto occupies the tight 11-turn, 1.786 mile street course around Exhibition Place where the long front stretch toward Prince’s Gate and the Lakeshore Boulevard straight, leading into a hard 90-degree right-hand turn, are the best places for overtaking

Alexander Rossi exits Turn 2 at the Belle Isle road course in Detroit during IndyCar practice on 31 May 2019. Rossi had the fastest lap of the day and will lead Group 2 qualifying for Dual 1 on June 1.Photo by John Skinner.
Alexander Rossi exits Turn 2 at the Belle Isle road course in Detroit during IndyCar practice on 31 May 2019. Rossi had the fastest lap of the day and will lead Group 2 qualifying for Dual 1 on June 1.
Photo by John Skinner.

The schedule ends September 20 as the teams roar into the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA, where Josef Newgarden consolidated his 2019 IndyCar championship with an 8th place finish. Can the Hendersonville, TN, native defend his hold on the Borg-Warner Trophy in 2020?

2020 IndyCar Schedule

Firestone Grand Prix of St PetersburgMarch 15
Honda Grand Prix of AlabamaApril 5
Acura Grand Prix of Long BeachApril 19
Autonation IndyCar ChallengeApril 26
GMR Grand PrixMay 9
104th running of the Indianapolis 500May 24
Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race 1May 30
Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race 2May 31
Genesys 600June 6
REV Group Grand Prix at Road AmericaJune 21
Indy Richmond 300June 27
Honda Indy TorontoJuly 12
Iowa 300July 18
Honda Indy 200 at Mid-OhioAugust 16
Bommarito Automotive Group 500August 22
Grand Prix of PortlandSeptember 6
Firestone Grand Prix of MontereySeptember 20