What time and channel is the IndyCar race today?

David Malsher-Lopez

The Genesys 300 has not only stayed on the schedule but unlike many other rounds in the 2020 IndyCar schedule, has been able to retain its original date.

While other races have become double-headers to help ameliorate the losses of certain venues from the 2020 calendar – including the classic Long Beach and Toronto street courses and the planned return to Richmond 0.75-mile oval – Texas Motor Speedway has retained its spot. And, for the first time since IndyCar started visiting the 1.5-mile (some say 1.44-mile) venue, it has become the season-opener.

What has changed for Texas is that practice, qualifying and the race itself – which has been shortened from 267 to 200 laps – are now all on the same day, and there will be no spectators allowed.

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Race: Genesys 300
Date: Saturday, June 6, 2020
Start time: 7.05pm local/Central Time, 8.05pm ET
Location: Texas Motor Speedway

What channel is the IndyCar race on today?

This is the most significant change of all. In the US, practice will be livestreamed on NBC Sports Gold, qualifying will be livestreamed on NBC Sports Gold and shown live on NBCSN, the race preview will be shown on NBCSN, but the race itself has switched to NBC.

In the UK, Sky Sports F1 is showing practice (6:30pm BST), qualifying (10pm BST) and race (Sunday, 1am BST) live. 

What’s the schedule for the Genesys 300?

(all times local/Central)
12 noon - 12:10pm Two-stage pit speed limiter practice
12.10 - 12.40 Practice for rookies/first-time participants NBC Sports Gold (live)
12.40 - 2.00pm Practice for all cars NBC Sports Gold (live)
4.00 - 5.00pm Qualifying (two laps) NBC Sports Gold (live) and NBCSN (live)
6.30pm - NBCSN pre-race show begins
7.00pm - Command to start engines followed by the 200-lap Genesys 300 NBC (live)

In addition there are the Pennzoil IndyCar Radio Network broadcasts. The Genesys 300 race airs live on network affiliates, Sirius 211, XM 205, indycar.comindycarradio.com and the IndyCar Mobile app powered by NTT DATA. All NTT IndyCar Series practices and qualifying are available on indycar.comindycarradio.com and the IndyCar Mobile app, with qualifying also airing on Sirius 211 and XM 205.

Spotter’s guide, entry list, facts and figures for IndyCar at Texas Motor Speedway – click here

Full season preview – click here 

How the grid lines up for the Genesys 300:

Cla     Driver  Team-Engine  Time   Delay   Laps   km/h 
  Team Penske-Chevrolet 48.0578   2 347.200
  Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 48.0806 0.0228 2 347.036
  Team Penske-Chevrolet 48.1193 0.0615 2 346.756
  Andretti Autosport-Honda 48.3783 0.3205 2 344.900
  Andretti Autosport-Honda 48.4530 0.3952 2 344.368
  Team Penske-Chevrolet 48.4645 0.4067 2 344.287
  Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda 48.4763 0.4185 2 344.203
  Andretti Autosport-Honda 48.5191 0.4613 2 343.899
  Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 48.5484 0.4906 2 343.692
10    A.J. Foyt Racing-Chevrolet 48.5876 0.5298 2 343.414
11    Andretti Herta Autosport-Honda 48.6326 0.5748 2 343.097
12    A.J. Foyt Racing-Chevrolet 48.7264 0.6686 2 342.436
13    Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet 48.7414 0.6836 2 342.331
14    Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport-Honda 48.7455 0.6877 2 342.302
15    Andretti Autosport-Honda 48.7669 0.7091 2 342.152
16    Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh-Honda 48.7896 0.7318 2 341.993
17    Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda 48.8965 0.8387 2 341.245
18    Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet 48.9027 0.8449 2 341.202
19    Carlin-Chevrolet 49.0386 0.9808 2 340.256
20    Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet 49.1749 1.1171 2 339.313
21    Meyer Shank Racing-Honda 50.4164 2.3586 2 330.957
22    Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan-Honda - - 0 -
23    Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda - - 0 -
24    Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet - - 0 -