2020 IndyCar preview: Road America 1

The NTT IndyCar Series heads to Wisconsin on Saturday for 55 laps around the 14-turn, 4-mile road course at Road America. This is the first of two races on the road course for the weekend as they will return on Sunday

There will be 200 seconds of total push to pass time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation. Teams will have nine sets of primary tires and five sets of alternates. Each team will have to put on both tire types and complete at least two laps with both types.

Prior to Saturday’s race, Josef Newgarden won the pole in an earlier qualifying session. He has the best average finish on Road America of anyone who has raced in all four events at a 3.5. He has finished inside the top 10 in every race and only missed the top five once. He also won the 2018 event.

Alexander Rossi is the defending champion of the course and he will look to turn his season around after a rough first two races of the season. His car had mechanical issues prior to the green flag at Texas and he failed to finish at the Indianapolis road course due to a fuel pressure problem. He sits 23rd in points and starts 11th on Saturday.

Will Power was fastest in the lone practice. He won the first IndyCar race on the road course in 2016. He will start fifth Saturday afternoon.

Scott Dixon has dominated through two races this season, winning at Texas and the Indy road course. He has led 183 of 280 laps but will have to work his way to the lead on Saturday as he starts ninth. Dixon won the 2017 race and has an average finish of 7.8 at Road America.

You can watch the race on NBC Sports Network with coverage beginning at 5:00 p.m. EST.

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