REO Speedwagon, Styx to headline Carb Day concert at 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — REO Speedwagon and Styx will to co-headline that the Miller Lite Carb Day Concert next May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Watch Indy 500 Live, the speedway declared on Tuesday.

The concert is set for May 22, according to a release from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Stream Indy 500, Styx is set to execute first at 3:30 p.m. followed by REO Speedwagon at the Miller Lite Stage inside Turn 4 of the IMS oval.

“Miller Lite Carb Day is the beginning of the most exciting weekend of the year in motorsports, and REO Speedwagon and Styx are the ideal headliners to shift anticipation for the 104th Indy 500 into top gear,” J. Douglas Boles, IMS President, stated. Watch Indy 500 Live, “Both bands came from Midwestern origins to become enduring worldwide superstars, exactly like the Indy 500.  Our lovers will love rocking to hit after hit performed from these legendary artists at the best high-horsepower party of the year.”

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Tickets are on sale today online, by calling 800-822-INDY (4639) or 317-492-6700, or by visiting the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building.

General admission tickets start at just $30.  A restricted variety of concert pit tickets can be purchased for $55. Watch Indy 500 Live, For the first time in 2020, a limited number of tickets at a new temporary grandstand can be found starting at $95, such as concert pit accessibility.  Additionally, there is a very limited supply of VIP platform tickets for $250 which include pit access, snacks, two free drinks, and committed bars.  Ticket prices increase since the concert draws closer.

All general admission, concert pit, grandstand, and VIP Deck concert tickets include entrance to the concert and also to on-track pursuits that day at IMS, which include the final practice for the Watch Indy 500 Live, the Freedom 100 Indy Lights race along with the Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge.

IndyCar: DragonSpeed affirm six races in 2020, no driver confirmed

DragonSpeed has confirmed they will compete in six races in the 2020 IndyCar season, although they haven’t yet confirmed their driver lineup.

DragonSpeed made their IndyCar introduction in the 2019 year with Ben Hanley behind the wheel of the #81 Chevrolet.  Watch Indy 500 Live, Initially slated to compete in five races, they only ended up competing in three.

They opened up the year competing on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida earlier competing at Barber Motorsports Park. Stream Indy 500.

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But despite their initial plans to compete at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Road America, they did not compete at the track.  They made it their goal to compete at the season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca rather, but that ultimately didn’t come to fruition either.

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Now for 2020, DragonSpeed, that were initially eyeing a 10-race schedule, have confirmed they will compete in six of the 17 races.

With that said, who will end up forcing the 81 Chevrolet in 2020 remains unknown.

They’re once again set to compete on the streets of St. Petersburg, but rather than Barber Motorsports Park, Watch Indy 500 Live, they are set to compete on the streets of Long Beach, California.  They are then put to attempt to qualify for the Indy 500 once more before competing in another oval race at Texas Motor Speedway.

After missing out on rival at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in 2019, Stream Indy 500, they are planning to compete in either in 2020.  Notably, Road America isn’t part of their plan this year.

The team confirmed this news on their Twitter account.

Last year, Hanley finished in 18th and 21st place at St. Petersburg and Barber Motorsports Park, respectively, Watch Indy 500 Live before a driveshaft difficulty knocked him out of the race and relegated him to a 32nd-place ending in the Indy 500. 

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