What To Watch For In The NXS Indy Race

Harrison Burton & Austin Cindric

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Next Race: Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard

The Place: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course

The Date: Saturday, July 4

The Time: 3 p.m. ET

TV: NBC, 2 p.m. ET

Radio: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 151.22 miles (62 Laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 20),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 40), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 62)

What To Watch For:

This weekend will be the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series event on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. The track consists of a 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course.

Prior to this weekend, the series had competed on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval configuration eight times dating back to the first event on July 28, 2012 – the race was won by Brad Keselowski.

This weekend’s race will be the first road course race of the 2020 season for the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Last season the series visited four different road courses producing three different winners. Austin Cindric took home the trophies from Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen and Christopher Bell won at Road America and AJ Allmendinger grabbed the checkered flag at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. Both Cindric and Allmendinger are entered this weekend.

This weekend’s race will be 62 laps (151.22-miles) the first two stages are 20 laps each and the final stage is 22 laps.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will join an impressive lists of series that have competed on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course; including Formula 1, NTT IndyCar, Indy Lights and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.


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