After a three-month delay due to the global COVID-19 health crisis, the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship is finally underway. An adapted Round 1 of competition took the field of 24 to the land of No Limits, for the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. The one-day show saw practice, qualifying and a 200-lap main event all in one day under the blazing Texas sun.

The race took place without spectators and with limited crew members on a hot night in Fort Worth, Texas.  Although Colton Herta‘s qualifying run wasn’t ideal, starting 14th, the 20-year-old worked his No. 88 Capstone Turbine Honda into the top 10, ultimately finishing seventh. The 88 machine also carried a special Yankees-themed Capstone Turbine livery, honoring the late Hank Steinbrenner.

No. 88 CAPSTONE TURBINE HONDA STARTED: 14TH FINISH: 7TH STANDINGS: 7TH POINTS: 26“I’m happy with that to start the year for the 88 Capstone Honda. I don’t think we had the car to win today but we got a lot out of it. Congrats to Zach [Veach], he did a really good job. I’ll take a P7 from starting P14. We have some stuff to work on, but, again, great points to start the year and go off of this for the rest of the season.”
With a first race in the books, and a re-energized paddock, the Series heads home and awaits the next race in just under a month’s time. The GMR INDYCAR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will run in conjunction with NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 over the Fourth of July weekend.

The event typically held the second weekend in May is now placed as the second race on the scheduled and will be run without spectators.

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