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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.

Date June 6, 2020
Official name Genesys 300
Location Texas Motor Speedway
Course Oval
1.5 mi / 2.4 km
Distance 200 laps
300 mi / 482.803 km
Pole position
Driver Josef Newgarden (Team Penske)
Time 24.0227 + 24.0351 = 48.0578
Fastest lap
Driver Felix Rosenqvist (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time 24.1088 (on lap 189 of 200)
Podium
First Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Second Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske)
Third Josef Newgarden (Team Penske)

Entry list

Car No. Driver Name Owner/Team Engine
1 Josef Newgarden  W  Team Penske Chevrolet
4 Charlie Kimball A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet
5 Patricio O’Ward Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet
7 Oliver Askew  R  Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet
8 Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
9 Scott Dixon  W  Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
10 Felix Rosenqvist Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
12 Will Power  W  Team Penske Chevrolet
14 Tony Kanaan  W  A. J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet
15 Graham Rahal  W  Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
18 Santino Ferrucci Dale Coyne Racing
with Vasser-Sullivan
Honda
20 Ed Carpenter  W  Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
21 Rinus VeeKay  R  Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet
22 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet
26 Zach Veach Andretti Autosport Honda
27 Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport Honda
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda
29 James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Honda
30 Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
55 Álex Palou  R  Dale Coyne Racing
with Team Goh
Honda
59 Conor Daly Carlin Chevrolet
60 Jack Harvey Meyer Shank Racing Honda
88 Colton Herta Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport Honda
98 Marco Andretti Andretti Herta Autosport
with Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian
Honda

Withdrawn

Car No. Driver Name Owner/Team Engine
31 Unnamed Carlin Chevrolet
81 Ben Hanley DragonSpeed Chevrolet
Key Meaning
R Rookie
W Past winner

Full Results

Key Meaning
R Rookie
W Past winner

Practice

Pos No. Name Lap Time Avg. Speed
1 9 Scott Dixon  W  24.0006 215.995 mph (347.610 km/h)
2 88 Colton Herta 24.1689 214.491 mph (345.190 km/h)
3 5 Patricio O’Ward 24.1875 214.326 mph (344.924 km/h)
4 26 Zach Veach 24.1906 214.298 mph (344.879 km/h)
5 98 Marco Andretti 24.1945 214.264 mph (344.824 km/h)
6 30 Takuma Sato 24.2437 213.826 mph (344.120 km/h)
7 1 Josef Newgarden 24.3029 213.308 mph (343.286 km/h)
8 22 Simon Pagenaud 24.3128 213.221 mph (343.146 km/h)
9 15 Graham Rahal 24.3179 213.176 mph (343.074 km/h)
10 10 Felix Rosenqvist 24.3974 212.482 mph (341.957 km/h)
11 4 Charlie Kimball 24.4184 212.299 mph (341.662 km/h)
12 12 Will Power 24.4281 212.215 mph (341.527 km/h)
13 8 Marcus Ericsson 24.4408 212.104 mph (341.348 km/h)
14 55 Alex Palou  R  24.4446 212.071 mph (341.295 km/h)
15 7 Oliver Askew  R  24.4842 211.728 mph (340.743 km/h)
16 27 Alexander Rossi 24.4853 211.719 mph (340.729 km/h)
17 29 James Hinchcliffe 24.4979 211.610 mph (340.553 km/h)
18 20 Ed Carpenter 24.5508 211.154 mph (339.819 km/h)
19 14 Tony Kanaan 24.5521 211.143 mph (339.802 km/h)
20 59 Conor Daly 24.5561 211.108 mph (339.745 km/h)
21 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 24.6094 210.617 mph (338.955 km/h)
22 18 Santino Ferrucci 24.6094 210.617 mph (338.955 km/h)
23 21 Rinus VeeKay  R  25.0564 209.893 mph (337.790 km/h)
24 60 Jack Harvey 25.2599 205.226 mph (330.279 km/h)

Qualifying

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

Pos No. Name Lap 1 Time Lap 2 Time Total Time Avg. Speed
1 1 Josef Newgarden 24.0227 24.0351 48.0578 215.740 mph (347.200 km/h)
2 9 Scott Dixon 24.0393 24.0413 48.0806 215.638 mph (347.036 km/h)
3 22 Simon Pagenaud 24.0507 24.0686 48.1193 215.464 mph (346.756 km/h)
4 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 24.2439 24.1344 48.3783 214.311 mph (344.900 km/h)
5 26 Zach Veach 24.2942 24.1588 48.4530 213.981 mph (344.369 km/h)
6 12 Will Power 24.2708 24.1937 48.4645 213.930 mph (344.287 km/h)
7 15 Graham Rahal 24.2734 24.2029 48.4763 213.878 mph (344.203 km/h)
8 27 Alexander Rossi 24.2336 24.2855 48.5191 213.689 mph (343.899 km/h)
9 10 Felix Rosenqvist 24.3100 24.2384 48.5484 213.560 mph (343.692 km/h)
10 14 Tony Kanaan 24.3959 24.1917 48.5876 213.388 mph (343.415 km/h)
11 98 Marco Andretti 24.2882 24.3444 48.6326 213.190 mph (343.096 km/h)
12 4 Charlie Kimball 24.4347 24.2917 48.7264 212.780 mph (342.436 km/h)
13 20 Ed Carpenter 24.4153 24.3261 48.7414 212.714 mph (342.330 km/h)
14 88 Colton Herta 24.3807 24.3648 48.7455 212.697 mph (342.303 km/h)
15 29 James Hinchcliffe 24.3560 24.4109 48.7669 212.603 mph (342.151 km/h)
16 55 Álex Palou 24.5459 24.2437 48.7896 212.504 mph (341.992 km/h)
17 8 Marcus Ericsson 24.4232 24.4733 48.8965 212.040 mph (341.245 km/h)
18 5 Patricio O’Ward 24.4068 24.4959 48.9027 212.013 mph (341.202 km/h)
19 59 Conor Daly 24.5452 24.4934 49.0386 211.425 mph (340.256 km/h)
20 7 Oliver Askew 24.7092 24.4657 49.1749 210.839 mph (339.312 km/h)
21 60 Jack Harvey 25.2665 25.1499 50.4164 205.647 mph (330.957 km/h)
22 30 Takuma Sato Wrecked during attempt No Time No Speed
23 21 Rinus VeeKay Did not attempt No Time No Speed
24 18 Santino Ferrucci Did not attempt No Time No Speed

Race

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Status Pit
Stops
Grid Laps
Led
Pts.1
1 9 Scott Dixon  W  Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 200 1:38:37.7648 5 2 157 53
2 22 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet 200 +4.410 5 3 40
3 1 Josef Newgarden  W  Team Penske Chevrolet 200 +5.806 5 1 41 37
4 26 Zach Veach Andretti Autosport Honda 200 +6.577 5 5 2 33
5 20 Ed Carpenter  W  Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 200 +6.948 5 13 30
6 59 Conor Daly Carlin Chevrolet 200 +7.576 5 19 28
7 88 Colton Herta Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport Honda 200 +8.055 5 14 26
8 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda 200 +8.310 6 4 24
9 7 Oliver Askew  R  Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet 200 +8.694 5 20 22
10 14 Tony Kanaan  W  A.J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 200 +8.963 5 10 20
11 4 Charlie Kimball A.J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet 199 Contact 6 12 19
12 5 Patricio O’Ward Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet 199 +1 Lap 5 18 18
13 12 Will Power  W  Team Penske Chevrolet 199 +1 Lap 5 6 17
14 98 Marco Andretti Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Marco Andretti & Curb-Agajanian Honda 199 +1 Lap 5 11 16
15 27 Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport Honda 199 +1 Lap 7 8 15
16 60 Jack Harvey Meyer Shank Racing Honda 199 +1 Lap 5 21 14
17 15 Graham Rahal  W  Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 198 +2 Laps 7 7 13
18 29 James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Honda 198 +2 Laps 5 15 12
19 8 Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 196 +4 Laps 6 17 11
20 10 Felix Rosenqvist Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 190 Contact 5 9 10
21 18 Santino Ferrucci Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan Honda 156 Mechanical 4 23 9
22 21 Rinus VeeKay  R  Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 36 Contact 1 24 8
23 55 Álex Palou  R  Dale Coyne Racing w/ Team Goh Honda 36 Contact 1 16 7
DNS 30 Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 0 Did Not Start,
Qualifying crash
0 22 6

Race statistics

Average speed: 175.201 mph (281.959 km/h)

Lead changes: 5

Lap leader breakdown
From
lap
To
lap
Total
laps
Driver
1 31 31 Josef Newgarden
32 34 3 Scott Dixon
35 36 2 Zach Veach
37 80 44 Scott Dixon
81 90 10 Josef Newgarden
91 200 110 Scott Dixon
Cautions: 4 for 24 laps
From
lap
To
lap
Total
laps
Reason
38 45 8 #21 (VeeKay), & #55 (Palou) accident backstretch
77 85 9 Debris
191 196 6 #10 (Rosenqvist) accident turn 2
200 200 1 #4 (Kimball) accident backstretch

Championship standings after the race

Drivers’ Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Scott Dixon 53
2 Simon Pagenaud 40
3 Josef Newgarden 37
4 Zach Veach 33
5 Ed Carpenter 30
Engine Manufacturer standings
Pos Manufacturer Points
1 Honda 87
2 Chevrolet 76

Broadcasting

Television

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.

NBC
Booth Announcers Pit/garage reporters

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

Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

Radio

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 Announcers Turn Reporters Pit/garage reporters

Chief Announcer: Mark Jaynes
Driver Expert: Davey Hamilton

Backstretch: Jake Query Nick Yeoman

Genesys 300 Facts

Venue Texas Motor Speedway
Corporate sponsor Genesys
First race 1997
Distance 600 km (372.82 mi)
Laps 248
Previous names Spring 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)
Mall.com 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

Season Date Driver Team Chassis Engine Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2011 June 11 Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda 114 171 (275.197) 0:54:47 181.649
Will Power Team Penske Dallara Honda 114 171 (275.197) 0:48:09 206.693
2012 June 9 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Dallara Honda 228 342 (550.395) 1:59:02 167.217
2013 June 8 Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara Chevrolet 228 342 (550.395) 1:52:17 177.257
2014 June 7 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara Chevrolet 248 372 (598.676) 2:01:26 178.301
2015 June 6 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Chevrolet 248 372 (598.676) 1:52:48 191.94
2016 June 12
August 27*
Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara Honda 248 372 (598.676) 2:29:25 144.901
2017 June 10 Will Power Team Penske Dallara Chevrolet 248 372 (598.676) 2:32:31 140.491
2018 June 9 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda 248 372 (598.676) 2:00:53 177.25
2019 June 8 Josef Newgarden Team Penske Dallara Chevrolet 248 372 (598.676) 1:55:09 186.084
2020 June 6 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda 200* 300 (482.803) 1:38:37 175.201
  • 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