IndyCar ready to race after pandemic delayed start of seasonThe stars of IndyCar were in Florida preparing to start their season when the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on those plans 48 hours before the green flag. Almost three months later, the series is finally set to go racing. The 2020 season will open Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway in NBC's first primetime IndyCar race. The series follows NASCAR, which heads into this weekend having already completed nine events. Both have had to draw up safety plans.
Kurt Busch on the pole for NASCAR's longest race of the seasonCONCORD, N. C. (AP) — Kurt Busch won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the only event on the biggest single day of auto racing. The Sunday before Memorial Day is a supposed to be a smorgasbord of motorsports that begins with Formula One at the Monaco Grand Prix, then IndyCar and the Indianapolis 500, followed by NASCAR and its longest race on the calendar.