Indianapolis, IN (October 1, 2020) – Dale Coyne Racing with Team Goh rookie Alex Palou will be making his third visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, this time for the doubleheader Harvest GP presented by GMR.
It will be the first time in his NTT IndyCar Series career that Palou will be returning to race on a track that he’s previously raced at. The rookie made his IMS road course debut in July at the GMR Grand Prix.
“I’m super excited for the Harvest Grand Prix at Indy, especially after coming from a difficult weekend at Mid-Ohio. We had good pace, which was good for us, to show that we have a good car and to show what we can do but, unfortunately, we had some bad luck and were not able to get the results we should have,” said Palou. “Looking forward to Indy, we’ve been there earlier this year, but it will be very different mainly because of the temperature difference from July. I think that will make it a bit easier because tire degradation will be less and when the temperature is lower every car handles better. I also think that it won’t be as tough physically just because it won’t be so hot. It’s our last doubleheader weekend and our last road course for the season so hopefully we can have a couple of good races with our Guaranteed Rate Honda.”
In his previous trip to the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course, the rookie finished 19th after starting 21st in what was only his second career NTT IndyCar Series race. The Spaniard’s best result came earlier this year with a third-place finish at Road America Race 1, where he also registered his best starting position of third (Race 2).
Palou and his #55 Guaranteed Rate Honda will be on track Thursday, October 1 for a 75-minute practice session starting at 2:25pm ET. Qualifying for Race 1 will also take place on Thursday from 6:20pm ET with the first event of the doubleheader going green at 4pm ET on Friday, October 2.
Round 13 of the 2020 season, will go green at 2:31pm ET on Saturday, October 3 with qualifying scheduled for 10:20am earlier that day.
Race 1 from IMS will be broadcast live on USA with Race 2 live on NBC. Practice, and both qualifying sessions will be streamed live on the NBC Sports Gold app.