Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: Dixon and Newgarden talk about racing for the title in St. Pete.

This was supposed to be where the 2020 INDYCAR season began on the streets of St. Petersburg but it is now where things draw to a close with all the championship on the line. The weather will be warm and it is not normally how the season ends on a street course, but what is normal about this season of COVID 19?

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The race is between Scott Dixon and Newgarden and one of these talented drivers will take the Astor Challenge Cup home with them come Sunday afternoon. At the moment Dixon leads Newgarden by 32 points and must finish ninth or better in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda to earn his sixth championship.

This will be the 14th and final race of the 2020 season, which starts at 2:30 p.m. (ET), Sunday with live coverage on NBC and the Pennzoil INDYCAR Radio Network. The street course in St. Pete a tough 14-turn, 1.8-mile temporary circuit that incorporates the scenic city streets of St. Petersburg and part of a runway at the Albert Whitted Airport.

Here is what is happening today in on the streets of St. Pete.

TimeSeriesSession
8:15 AM – 5:45 PM Gate Hours
8:30 AM – 9:15 AMMX-5 CupRace 1
9:30 AM – 9:50 AMUSF2000Qualifying 2
10:10 AM – 10:30 AMIndy Pro 2000Qualifying 2
10:55 AM – 12:25 PMNTT INDYCAR SERIESPractice
12:50 PM – 1:35 PMMX-5 CupRace 2
1:55 PM – 2:40 PMPorsche GT3 CupRace 1
3:05 PM – 4:20 PMNTT INDYCAR SERIESQualifying
4:40 PM – 5:25 PMUSF2000Race 1
5:40 PM – 6:25 PMIndy Pro 2000Race 1

Schedule subject to change without notice
All times Eastern Time

Spectators are asked to enter at either Gate 1 or Gate 5 – expect a temperature check. Here’s a map. Masks or face coverings are required to be worn at all times. People are asked to respect guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including social distancing guidelines. 

Spectators are asked to enter at either Gate 1 or Gate 5 – expect a temperature check. Here’s a map. Masks or face coverings are required to be worn at all times. People are asked to respect guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including social distancing guidelines. 

Information in this story was provided by the race website and WTSP. Check out both sites for news and sports information.

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