Genesys 300 2020

The 2020 Genesys 300 is an IndyCar Series occasion that was hung on June 6, 2020 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. It was the initial occasion of the 2020 IndyCar Series, because of race scratch-offs and deferments attached to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DateJune 6, 2020
Official nameGenesys 300
LocationTexas Motor Speedway
1.5 mi / 2.4 km
Distance200 laps
300 mi / 482.803 km
Pole position
DriverJosef Newgarden (Team Penske)
Time24.0227 + 24.0351 = 48.0578
Fastest lap
DriverFelix Rosenqvist (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time24.1088 (on lap 189 of 200)
FirstScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondSimon Pagenaud (Team Penske)
ThirdJosef Newgarden (Team Penske)

Entry list

Car No.Driver NameOwner/TeamEngine
1Josef Newgarden  W Team PenskeChevrolet
4Charlie KimballA. J. Foyt EnterprisesChevrolet
5Patricio O’WardArrow McLaren SPChevrolet
7Oliver Askew  R Arrow McLaren SPChevrolet
8Marcus EricssonChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott Dixon  W Chip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Felix RosenqvistChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will Power  W Team PenskeChevrolet
14Tony Kanaan  W A. J. Foyt EnterprisesChevrolet
15Graham Rahal  W Rahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18Santino FerrucciDale Coyne Racing
with Vasser-Sullivan
20Ed Carpenter  W Ed Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Rinus VeeKay  R Ed Carpenter RacingChevrolet
22Simon PagenaudTeam PenskeChevrolet
26Zach VeachAndretti AutosportHonda
27Alexander RossiAndretti AutosportHonda
28Ryan Hunter-ReayAndretti AutosportHonda
29James HinchcliffeAndretti AutosportHonda
30Takuma SatoRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
55Álex Palou  R Dale Coyne Racing
with Team Goh
59Conor DalyCarlinChevrolet
60Jack HarveyMeyer Shank RacingHonda
88Colton HertaAndretti Harding Steinbrenner AutosportHonda
98Marco AndrettiAndretti Herta Autosport
with Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian


Car No.Driver NameOwner/TeamEngine
81Ben HanleyDragonSpeedChevrolet
WPast winner

Full Results

WPast winner


PosNo.NameLap TimeAvg. Speed
19Scott Dixon  W 24.0006215.995 mph (347.610 km/h)
288Colton Herta24.1689214.491 mph (345.190 km/h)
35Patricio O’Ward24.1875214.326 mph (344.924 km/h)
426Zach Veach24.1906214.298 mph (344.879 km/h)
598Marco Andretti24.1945214.264 mph (344.824 km/h)
630Takuma Sato24.2437213.826 mph (344.120 km/h)
71Josef Newgarden24.3029213.308 mph (343.286 km/h)
822Simon Pagenaud24.3128213.221 mph (343.146 km/h)
915Graham Rahal24.3179213.176 mph (343.074 km/h)
1010Felix Rosenqvist24.3974212.482 mph (341.957 km/h)
114Charlie Kimball24.4184212.299 mph (341.662 km/h)
1212Will Power24.4281212.215 mph (341.527 km/h)
138Marcus Ericsson24.4408212.104 mph (341.348 km/h)
1455Alex Palou  R 24.4446212.071 mph (341.295 km/h)
157Oliver Askew  R 24.4842211.728 mph (340.743 km/h)
1627Alexander Rossi24.4853211.719 mph (340.729 km/h)
1729James Hinchcliffe24.4979211.610 mph (340.553 km/h)
1820Ed Carpenter24.5508211.154 mph (339.819 km/h)
1914Tony Kanaan24.5521211.143 mph (339.802 km/h)
2059Conor Daly24.5561211.108 mph (339.745 km/h)
2128Ryan Hunter-Reay24.6094210.617 mph (338.955 km/h)
2218Santino Ferrucci24.6094210.617 mph (338.955 km/h)
2321Rinus VeeKay  R 25.0564209.893 mph (337.790 km/h)
2460Jack Harvey25.2599205.226 mph (330.279 km/h)


Qualifying was run on race day starting at 5 p.m. (ET)

PosNo.NameLap 1 TimeLap 2 TimeTotal TimeAvg. Speed
11Josef Newgarden24.022724.035148.0578215.740 mph (347.200 km/h)
29Scott Dixon24.039324.041348.0806215.638 mph (347.036 km/h)
322Simon Pagenaud24.050724.068648.1193215.464 mph (346.756 km/h)
428Ryan Hunter-Reay24.243924.134448.3783214.311 mph (344.900 km/h)
526Zach Veach24.294224.158848.4530213.981 mph (344.369 km/h)
612Will Power24.270824.193748.4645213.930 mph (344.287 km/h)
715Graham Rahal24.273424.202948.4763213.878 mph (344.203 km/h)
827Alexander Rossi24.233624.285548.5191213.689 mph (343.899 km/h)
910Felix Rosenqvist24.310024.238448.5484213.560 mph (343.692 km/h)
1014Tony Kanaan24.395924.191748.5876213.388 mph (343.415 km/h)
1198Marco Andretti24.288224.344448.6326213.190 mph (343.096 km/h)
124Charlie Kimball24.434724.291748.7264212.780 mph (342.436 km/h)
1320Ed Carpenter24.415324.326148.7414212.714 mph (342.330 km/h)
1488Colton Herta24.380724.364848.7455212.697 mph (342.303 km/h)
1529James Hinchcliffe24.356024.410948.7669212.603 mph (342.151 km/h)
1655Álex Palou24.545924.243748.7896212.504 mph (341.992 km/h)
178Marcus Ericsson24.423224.473348.8965212.040 mph (341.245 km/h)
185Patricio O’Ward24.406824.495948.9027212.013 mph (341.202 km/h)
1959Conor Daly24.545224.493449.0386211.425 mph (340.256 km/h)
207Oliver Askew24.709224.465749.1749210.839 mph (339.312 km/h)
2160Jack Harvey25.266525.149950.4164205.647 mph (330.957 km/h)
2230Takuma SatoWrecked during attemptNo TimeNo Speed
2321Rinus VeeKayDid not attemptNo TimeNo Speed
2418Santino FerrucciDid not attemptNo TimeNo Speed


19Scott Dixon  W Chip Ganassi RacingHonda2001:38:37.76485215753
222Simon PagenaudTeam PenskeChevrolet200+4.4105340
31Josef Newgarden  W Team PenskeChevrolet200+5.806514137
426Zach VeachAndretti AutosportHonda200+6.57755233
520Ed Carpenter  W Ed Carpenter RacingChevrolet200+6.94851330
659Conor DalyCarlinChevrolet200+7.57651928
788Colton HertaAndretti Harding Steinbrenner AutosportHonda200+8.05551426
828Ryan Hunter-ReayAndretti AutosportHonda200+8.3106424
97Oliver Askew  R Arrow McLaren SPChevrolet200+8.69452022
1014Tony Kanaan  W A.J. Foyt EnterprisesChevrolet200+8.96351020
114Charlie KimballA.J. Foyt EnterprisesChevrolet199Contact61219
125Patricio O’WardArrow McLaren SPChevrolet199+1 Lap51818
1312Will Power  W Team PenskeChevrolet199+1 Lap5617
1498Marco AndrettiAndretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-AgajanianHonda199+1 Lap51116
1527Alexander RossiAndretti AutosportHonda199+1 Lap7815
1660Jack HarveyMeyer Shank RacingHonda199+1 Lap52114
1715Graham Rahal  W Rahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda198+2 Laps7713
1829James HinchcliffeAndretti AutosportHonda198+2 Laps51512
198Marcus EricssonChip Ganassi RacingHonda196+4 Laps61711
2010Felix RosenqvistChip Ganassi RacingHonda190Contact5910
2118Santino FerrucciDale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-SullivanHonda156Mechanical4239
2221Rinus VeeKay  R Ed Carpenter RacingChevrolet36Contact1248
2355Álex Palou  R Dale Coyne Racing w/ Team GohHonda36Contact1167
DNS30Takuma SatoRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda0Did Not Start,
Qualifying crash

Race statistics

Average speed: 175.201 mph (281.959 km/h)

Lead changes: 5

Lap leader breakdown
13131Josef Newgarden
32343Scott Dixon
35362Zach Veach
378044Scott Dixon
819010Josef Newgarden
91200110Scott Dixon
Cautions: 4 for 24 laps
38458#21 (VeeKay), & #55 (Palou) accident backstretch
1911966#10 (Rosenqvist) accident turn 2
2002001#4 (Kimball) accident backstretch

Championship standings after the race

Drivers’ Championship standings
1Scott Dixon53
2Simon Pagenaud40
3Josef Newgarden37
4Zach Veach33
5Ed Carpenter30
Engine Manufacturer standings



Initially booked for NBCSN, it was reported on May 24 that the race would move to NBC, denoting the first IndyCar Series occasion to air in primetime on arrange TV in seven years. With 1.285 million watchers, it was the most-viewed IndyCar Series occasion outside of the Indianapolis 500 since 2016.

The race was called at the track with Leigh Diffey doing in depth. Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell as examiners, with Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast giving an account of pit path.

Booth AnnouncersPit/garage reporters

Announcer: Leigh Diffey
Driver Expert: Townsend Bell
Driver Expert: Paul Tracy

Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast


The race was conveyed by the IndyCar Radio Network. Imprint Jaynes filled in as the main broadcaster from WIBC Radio studios along with Davey Hamilton as Driver Expert. Jake Query called the field down the backstretch from WIBC studios. Scratch Yeoman was the sole pit correspondent at the track.

IndyCar Radio Network
Booth AnnouncersTurn ReportersPit/garage reporters

Chief Announcer: Mark Jaynes
Driver Expert: Davey Hamilton

Backstretch: Jake QueryNick Yeoman

Genesys 300 Facts

VenueTexas Motor Speedway
Corporate sponsorGenesys
First race1997
Distance600 km (372.82 mi)
Previous namesSpring Race
True Value 500 (1997–1998)
Longhorn 500 (1999)
Casino Magic 500 (2000–2001)
Boomtown 500 (2002)
Bombardier 500 (2003–2004)
Bombardier Learjet 500 (2005–2006)
Bombardier Learjet 550 (2007–2009)
Firestone 550 (2010, 2012–2013)
Firestone Twin 275s (2011)
Firestone 600 (2014–2016)
Rainguard Water Sealers 600 (2017)
DXC Technologies 600 (2018–2019)
Fall Race
Lone Star 500 (1998) 500 (1999)
Excite 500 (2000)
Chevy 500 (2001–2004)
Most wins (driver)Hélio Castroneves & Scott Dixon (4 each)
Most wins (team)Team Penske (10)
Most wins (manufacturer)Chassis: Dallara (27)
Engine: Honda (11)

Past winners

SeasonDateDriverTeamChassisEngineRace DistanceRace TimeAverage Speed
LapsMiles (km)
2011June 11Dario FranchittiChip Ganassi RacingDallaraHonda114171 (275.197)0:54:47181.649
Will PowerTeam PenskeDallaraHonda114171 (275.197)0:48:09206.693
2012June 9Justin WilsonDale Coyne RacingDallaraHonda228342 (550.395)1:59:02167.217
2013June 8Hélio CastronevesTeam PenskeDallaraChevrolet228342 (550.395)1:52:17177.257
2014June 7Ed CarpenterEd Carpenter RacingDallaraChevrolet248372 (598.676)2:01:26178.301
2015June 6Scott DixonChip Ganassi RacingDallaraChevrolet248372 (598.676)1:52:48191.94
2016June 12
August 27*
Graham RahalRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingDallaraHonda248372 (598.676)2:29:25144.901
2017June 10Will PowerTeam PenskeDallaraChevrolet248372 (598.676)2:32:31140.491
2018June 9Scott DixonChip Ganassi RacingDallaraHonda248372 (598.676)2:00:53177.25
2019June 8Josef NewgardenTeam PenskeDallaraChevrolet248372 (598.676)1:55:09186.084
2020June 6Scott DixonChip Ganassi RacingDallaraHonda200*300 (482.803)1:38:37175.201
  • 1997: Billy Boat took checkered flag as the winner due to scoring error; Luyendyk declared official winner the following day.
  • 2000 and 2016: Postponed from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon due to rain. 2016 race further postponed due to more rain/logistical issues.
  • 2001: Postponed from September 16 due to the September 11 attacks.
  • 2003: Race shortened due to crash involving Kenny Bräck.
  • 2020: Race was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indy Lights

  • 2001: Damien Faulkner
  • 2002: A. J. Foyt IV
  • 2003: Thiago Medeiros
  • 2004: Thiago Medeiros
  • 2005: Travis Gregg