IndyCar: Live Texas qualifying updates

Follow along with our live single-car qualifying updates for the 2020 IndyCar season-opening Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

At long last, the 2020 IndyCar season is scheduled to get underway this evening with the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, the first season opener at an oval track since 2008.

The most recent race took place on Sunday, September 22, 2019, a whopping 258 days ago.

The season had been scheduled to get underway on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida for the 10th consecutive year on Sunday, March 15, but two days prior to that date, the season was suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The next seven races on the 17-race schedule ended up being postponed or canceled as well, and tonight’s race is the first of 14 events on the updated schedule.

Tonight’s 200-lap race around the four-turn, 1.5-mile (2.414-kilometer) oval in Fort Worth, Texas is also the first 300-mile race on a 1.5-mile oval since the 2011 season. It was initially scheduled to be a 248-lap race, like it had been in each of the last six seasons.

IndyCar has not had an oval race since Saturday, August 24, 2019, when World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway hosted one under the lights.

41 weeks later, IndyCar is back to oval racing, and with that comes the return of single-car qualifying for the 24 drivers entered.

Who will take what position in the starting lineup for tonight’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway? Follow along with our live qualifying updates to find out.

Qualified

Rank – Driver – Car, Team, Engine
1st – Josef Newgarden – #1, Team Penske, Chevrolet – 215.74
2nd – Scott Dixon – #9, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda – 215.638
3rd – Simon Pagenaud – #22, Team Penske, Chevrolet – 215.464
4th – Ryan Hunter-Reay – #28, Andretti Autosport, Honda – 214.311
5th – Zach Veach – #26, Andretti Autosport, Honda – 213.981
6th – Will Power – #12, Team Penske, Chevrolet – 213.93
7th – Graham Rahal – #15, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda – 213.878
8th – Alexander Rossi – #27, Andretti Autosport, Honda – 213.689
9th – Felix Rosenqvist – #10, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda – 213.56
10th – Tony Kanaan – #14, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet – 213.388
11th – Marco Andretti – #98, Andretti Herta Autosport, Honda – 213.19
12th – Charlie Kimball – #4, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet – 212.78
13th – Ed Carpenter – #20, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet – 212.714
14th – Colton Herta – #88, Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Autosport, Honda – 212.697
15th – James Hinchcliffe – #29, Andretti Autosport, Honda – 212.603
16th – Alex Palou – #55, DCR with Team Goh, Honda – 212.504
17th – Marcus Ericsson – #8, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda – 212.04
18th – Patricio O’Ward – #5, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet – 212.013
19th – Conor Daly – #59, Carlin, Chevrolet – 211.425
20th – Oliver Askew – #7, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet – 210.839
21st – Jack Harvey – #60, Meyer Shank Racing, Honda – 205.647
22nd – Takuma Sato – #30, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda – 0
23rd – Rinus VeeKay – #21, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet – 0
24th – Santino Ferrucci – #18, DCR with Vasser-Sullivan, Honda – 0

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The live broadcast of the 2020 Genesys 300 is set to begin at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC this evening, with pre-race coverage from Texas Motor Speedway set to air on NBC Sports Network beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.