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Harvest GP

July 27 - Updated Announcement: INDYCAR Harvest GP Becomes Doubleheader Fri. - Sat., Oct. 2 - 3 at IMS   
Action-Packed Weekend Pairs NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Intercontinental GT World Challenge 

The INDYCAR Harvest GP has become a doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with races Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3, as part of an updated 2020 race calendar released July 27 by the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers will compete on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course in two points-paying events, adding the Friday race to the previously scheduled Saturday race. Ticket information, start times and television details will be announced soon.

The doubleheader at the INDYCAR Harvest GP will mark the third and fourth NTT INDYCAR SERIES races this season at IMS, joining the GMR Grand Prix on Saturday, July 4 on the road course and the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, Aug. 23 on the oval.


Original Release: INDYCAR Harvest GP Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 at IMS   
Action-Packed Weekend Pairs NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Intercontinental GT World Challenge 

The stars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a third exciting racing event in 2020. The INDYCAR Harvest GP will take place Saturday afternoon, Oct. 3 on the IMS road course. 

The new event was unveiled in April as part of INDYCAR’s updated 2020 schedule announcement. The GMR Grand Prix remains on the IMS schedule for Saturday, July 4, setting the stage for a history-making INDYCAR and NASCAR pairing over the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 weekend. The can’t-miss 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge will take place Sunday, Aug. 23. 

The INDYCAR Harvest GP joins a busy weekend of racing at IMS, with the previously announced Indianapolis 8 Hour beginning at 10 a.m. (ET) Sunday, Oct. 4. The event will feature the first-ever combination of the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli with its North American counterpart, GT World Challenge America. 

“INDYCAR in October at IMS might bring slightly cooler weather but will definitely be warmly embraced by our fans,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “Paired with the Indianapolis 8 Hour, we’re set for a can’t-miss fall weekend of motorsports at The Racing Capital of the World. We appreciate everyone’s support and flexibility as we continue to navigate calendar adjustments caused by the COVID-19 situation and extend our thanks to the GT World Challenge for embracing this new weekend schedule.”  

A full on-track schedule spanning Wednesday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 4 will be released soon. Tickets for each day of track-action will go on sale later this year. Fans who want exclusive access to a pre-sale window should complete the form on the top of this page. 

The INDYCAR Harvest GP will pay tribute to a storied IMS event, the “Harvest Classic” held in September 1916. The Harvest Classic was the only racing event held outside of May at IMS from 1911 through 1993. The event featured three races, all won by legendary driver Johnny Aitken. 

With the Indianapolis 8 Hour included in the 2020 GT World Challenge America schedule, this will be the series’ first long-distance endurance race that will count toward the championship in recent decades. The weekend will also showcase drivers in SRO America’s Pirelli GT4 America, and the TC America series will crown its champions as they cross the world-famous Yard of Bricks start-finish line over the race weekend.