The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season gets underway in just 60 days with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
An awful lot has happened during the off season with both Sebastien Bourdais and James Hinchcliffe who are extremely popular in the sport lost their drives, while Bourdais has moved to the IMSA championship, James Hinchcliffe remains hopeful of gaining a drive in the series for 2020.
Carlin Racing have been very quiet with no need regarding the team’s plans for the new year.
Chip Ganassi Racing were quick to snap up former Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Marcus Ericsson who it was announced this week will drive the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda alongside Five time champion Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist.
Colton Herta has made the move to Andretti Autosport following the merger of Harding Steinbrenner Racing into Andretti Autosport.
Jack Harvey will compete full time in the series with Meyer Shank Racing.
Team Penske will remain a three car full time outfit however Paddock Eye has learnt that Supercar champion Scott McLaughlin may drive in selected races for the team in 2020.
There is the return of Richmond Raceway for 2020.
The biggest change for the 2020 season is the introduction of the aeroscreen which has been brought in to help improve driver protection.
We are yet to find out who will drive for AJ Foyt Racing however Paddock Eye understands that Tony Kanaan will return to the team for a third season full time.
The other major change ahead of the season was the purchase of the NTT IndyCar Series, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IMS Productions by Roger Penske’s Penske Corporation.
The first big news from that announcement came on Wednesday when it was confirmed that the Xfinity Cup Series Big Machine Records Brickyard 400 will take place on the IMS road course for 2020.