THE MODERATOR: Good morning, everybody. Welcome to the first of today's video conferences with participants from the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. INDYCAR is holding these in advance of the Genesys 300, which takes place Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. The race will be on at 8:00 p.m. on NBC. We're pleased to be joined this morning by the president of Team Penske, Tim Cindric. Tim, welcome to the call.
Welcome to today's video news conference in advance of the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. The race is on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. on NBC. Joining us on today's video conference are Larry Foyt and Charlie Kimball of AJ Foyt Racing. Thank you for taking the time to join us.
NTT IndyCar Series officials announced today that the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, which was originally scheduled at the beginning of the season before COVID-19 pandemic took place, is now scheduled as the championship-season ending race for the 2020 schedule on Sunday October 25th.
Despite being on the front row for the final round of the IndyCar Challenge, Team Penske driver Scott McLaughlin wasn't really in contention until late in the race. In fact, McLaughlin had to dodge a couple of wrecks that involved the leaders on the last lap to score the win in the First Responder 175.