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Pocono dropped from 2020 schedule, Richmond added

  • Published on 01 Sep 2019 21:47
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

The 2020 IndyCar calendar has been revealed and with it confirmation that Pocono will not be returning next year.

Rumours have been swirling about the future of the event for some time, as its contract with IndyCar expired after the 2019 race, which once more saw a controversial incident. 

A hefty lap one crash, 12 months on from Robert Wickens' crash at the same circuit, raised questions about whether or not the circuit should be present on the IndyCar schedule.

In another tragic incident, Justin Wilson lost his life at Pocono in 2015.

In Pocono's place comes the Richmond Raceway in Virginia, a circuit that IndyCar last raced at 10 years ago. The track will be the shortest oval on the 2020 calendar.

The championship will once again kick off on the streets of St. Petersburg on the 15th of March, while the gemstone of the season, the Indianapolis 500, will take place on May 24th.

 

Date Venue Type
15th March St Petersburg Street
5th April Barber Motorsport Park Road
19th April  Long Beach Street
26th April Circuit of the Americas Road
9th May Indianapolis GP Road
24th May Indianapolis 500 Oval
30th May Detroit Race 1 Street
31st May Detroit Race 2 Street
6th June Texas Motor Speedway Oval
21st June Road America Road
27th June Richmond Raceway Oval
12th July Toronto Street
18th July Iowa Oval
16th August Mid-Ohio Road
22nd August Gateway Oval
6th September Portland Road
20th September Laguna Seca Road

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  • It was a ridiculous track, with poor safety features. Ironically it was very emblematic of Indy. Very fast, very low texh, and very dangerous.

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    • Sep 2 2019 - 00:01
  • Good call.

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    • Sep 2 2019 - 21:21

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