Day: July 11, 2020

IndyCar drivers grateful to have fans back this weekend

2019 winner Alexander Rossi enters Victory Lane at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. The IndyCar series will welcome fans for the first time this year during the REV Group Grand Prix doubleheader Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12, 2020, at Road America in Plymouth, Wisconsin. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)


Simon Pagenaud says racing hasn’t been quite the same without spectators to cheer the drivers on for the opening stages of the IndyCar season.

“It’s strange to go to the track without any fans,” said Peganaud, who ranks second to Scott Dixon in the point standings. “It’s like being at a test session. Without the hype from the crowd, you don’t get the feeling of being a gladiator or a superstar. It’s quiet. It doesn’t have that racing feel.”

Pagenaud won’t have to worry about that this