President and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corporation Mark Miles says that the schedule changes the NTT IndyCar Series have made for upcoming season give they a powerful start to 2021. It was announced on Friday that the start of the season has been pushed back to April 18 with the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park which gives of four back to back races to open the season.
Speaking about the changes, Miles said:
The schedule changes we’ve had, while partially prompted by ongoing pandemic conditions, give us a powerful start to the 2021 season,” . “With six of our first eight races on network television and all in a more compact timeline, it’s an enormous opportunity to drive even more momentum as we deliver our exciting brand of racing to our fans.
CEO of Zoom Motorsports, the organizers of the race, Gene Hallman commented on the announcement saying:
Zoom Motorsports and Barber Motorsports Park jumped at the opportunity to have our event showcased on NBC network television”. “We are proud of the tremendous support that INDYCAR receives annually here in the heart of the deep south. The facility and museum are world class, and we look forward to highlighting George Barber’s vision in what has become a bucket list destination for all race fans.