President of Texas Motor Speedway Eddie Gossage has confirmed that he is open to the possibility of the NTT IndyCar Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series running as a doubleheader weekend in June.
The NTT IndyCar Series are set to start their season on Saturday June 6 under lights for the Genesys 600 however Gossage maintains his stance from last week that Texas Motor Speedway will not entertain the idea of hosting races behind closed doors as TV only events.
The idea would be that IndyCar run as a two day event on Friday and Saturday and have the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series run on the Sunday.
Speaking to NBC Sports, Gossage said:
The perfect situation is as things open up, and we are holding out hope that is the case by June 6, we could have a race with fans in the stands and do the IndyCar thing here. “There is nothing quite like having Indy cars live and in person at Texas Motor Speedway. But I said it last week, we couldn’t do it without a gate.
“If, and this is an if, we don’t know that NASCAR will even pick that weekend to put their races on. If NASCAR says, that is a good weekend, we could run all four races in the weekend.”
The NTT IndyCar Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will have a doubleheader weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July over the holiday weekend with the IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix and they Big Machine Vodka Brickyard 400 taking place on July 5.
NTT IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske has said that he is open to the possibility of IndyCar and NASCAR hosting more doubleheader weekends and with NASCAR still aiming to run their entire 36 race calendar in 2020 despite the ongoing COVID 19 global pandemic it is highly likely we will see more doubleheader race weekends.