In almost every other season since 2009, the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is the opener of the IndyCar season. With just about everything else in 2020, the norms are all thrown out the window. It is usually a spring race and now it's going to be an October race. This season, it will serve as the last race of the 2020 campaign. The 2019 St. Petersburg Grand Prix was won by Josef Newgarden, which was the first time an American has won this race since 2008.
The race that was supposed to start March 15 right when everything in this country shutdown, will be the 14th race of the season shortened from 17. There will be 20,000 fans in attendance to watch the IndyCar Champion decided in this race. Scott Dixon is leading the pack with a 32-point advantage heading into this race. Dixon is one of the greatest drivers in IndySeries history with five championships. He will be fending off the defending St. Petersburg champion Newgarden. This is the 15th season in a row that will be decided on the last day of the season.
What TV Channel is IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on?
Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be shown on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET. You can live stream IndyCar Series on fuboTV.
How to IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
When: Sunday, October 25
Where: Streets of St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg, Florida
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch IndyCar Series free with fuboTV)
While this season has been nothing like we expected, to have the two of the best drivers of the past decade battling it out to the very end will be a great ending to a season that was never guaranteed to happen.