Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage has made it clear that his venue which is due to host the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season opening Genesys 600 on June 6 will not be a TV only event.
The NTT IndyCar Series announced a revised 2020 schedule on Monday due to the fluid COVID 19 global pandemic with the new season set to start in early June provided that restrictions can be lifted by then in relation to public gatherings.
Gossage however believes that it would make more sense for the NTT IndyCar Series to hold off on coming to Texas and running the Genesys 600 as a doubleheader weekend alongside the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.
Gossage who has run Texas Motor Speedway for 25 years believes that this a better alternative if they need to a host the event behind closed doors as a TV only event as Paddoxk Eye understands that as a venue if they were to do this then Texas Motor Speedway would receive up to 65 percent of the revenue from the TV rights for the event.
It is understood that Gossage is not of fan of the fact that venues that host IndyCar only events don’t receive TV revenue from the NTT IndyCar Series.
As it stands the NTT IndyCar Series will host a doubleheader weekend with the NASCAR Xfinity Cup Series over the July 4 weekend with the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard on July 5.