IndyCar confirms start times for 2020 17-round calendar

INDYCAR has confirmed the start times for all 17 rounds of the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series, with a few notable changes.

Four events; St. Petersburg, Circuit of The Americas, Iowa and Mid-Ohio will see changes to their green flag times, whilst the start time for the returning Richmond Raceway event has been confirmed for 20:15 ET.

Richmond returns to the calendar for the first time since 2009.

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will have a new start time of 15:30 ET, which is just under two hours later than its 2019 slot of 13:40 ET.

The AutoNation IndyCar Challenge at Circuit of The Americas – which is now the fourth round of the season – moves to 16:10 ET next season, which is a 2.5 hour shift.

The Iowa 300 will be entirely run under floodlights given its later start time of 21:00 ET, whilst Mid-Ohio gets an earlier slot at 12:45 ET.

IndyCar Start Times & Broadcaster

Date Venue Broadcaster Eastern Time Local Time
March 15 St. Petersburg NBCSN 15:30 15:30
April 05 Barber Motorsports Park NBCSN 16:15 15:15
April 19 Long Beach NBCSN 16:45 13.45
April 26 Circuit of The Americas NBCSN 16:10 15:10
May 09 IMS Road Course NBC 15:50 15:50
May 24 Indianapolis 500, IMS NBC 12.30 12.30
May 30 Detroit Race 1 NBC 15:50 15:50
May 31 Detroit Race 2 NBC 15:50 15:50
June 06 Texas Motor Speedway NBCSN 20:45 19:45
June 21 Road America NBC 12.50 11.50
June 27 Richmond Raceway NBCSN 20:15 20:15
July 12 Toronto NBCSN 15:40 15:40
July 18 Iowa Speedway NBCSN 21:00 20:00
August 16 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course NBC 12:45 12.45
August 22 Worldwide Technology Raceway at Gateway NBCSN 20:45 19:45
September 6 Portland International Raceway NBC 15:4 12.40
September 20 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca NBC 15:25 12.25