Former NASCAR Cup driver Tony Stewart says that too many egos in the NTT IndyCar Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series have prevented an IndyCar/NASCAR double header weekend from happening until now.
Two weeks ago the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visited Charlotte Motor Speedway for the first with 2019 NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden on hand with his Team Penske Chevrolet Dallara conducting an exhibition run at the Roval.
NTT IndyCar Series President Jay Frye was also at the event as was Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles with Frye says that at the moment a double header event at the Roval is not in the table but he has refused to rule the possibility of a double header weekend elsewhere in the future.
Tony Stewart who has retired from full time racing to concentrate on running Stewart Haas Racing believes that Texas Motor Speedway is the perfect venue to host the double header.
The NTT IndyCar Series does has a Saturday night race at Texas Motor Speedway with the DXC Technology 600 while the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. It would just be a matter of agreeing the weekend race schedule and doing cross series promotions. It is not going to happen for 2020 but with both the NTT IndyCar Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series bringing in major changes for 2021 it could be the perfect opportunity to do a double header.