Richmond, Iowa to be night races, as Indy reveals 2020 start times
A brief run-down of Indycar's new green-flag times.
While the 2020 Indycar schedule was revealed long ago, the start times of each race were not yet confirmed until now, as Indycar have announced their green-flag times for each race. Many of the events have remained the same, omitting St. Petersburg, Iowa, Mid-Ohio, the Circuit of the America's, and the returning-for-2020 race at Richmond International Raceway.
The changes at each respective race go as follows (all times in EST):
As opposed to the traditional 1:40 start time at St. Petersburg, the green flag will go out at 3:30 PM EST for the season-opening race on March 15th.
Mid-Ohio's change in start time will involve an earlier initiation, contrasting the moving-later time at St. Petersburg, by switching to a 12:45 start from a previously 4:10 PM beginning.
Among those who have pushed-back times, is the race at the COTA, which is moving from a 1:43 PM start time to a 4:10 PM, almost mirroring the Mid-Ohio schedule modification.
Iowa faces one of the biggest switches, as it transforms officially into night race, from what was a gray area between night and day, as it switches from 7:15 PM to 9 PM.
The final race to have changed will take place at Richmond, as the Virginia-based race will start at 8:15 PM, cementing its place as a night race on the calendar.