The 2020 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 for the NTT IndyCar Series
has a new date: Sunday, August 30.
DID YOU KNOW?
The 2019 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline was WWTR’s most exciting INDYCAR race to date. A number of records were set, including:
- Closest WWTR INDYCAR margin of victory: 0.0399 sec., Takuma Sato over Ed Carpenter
- Most lead changes: 13
- Most race leaders: 11
INDYCAR races have been held at WWTR in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and there have been no repeat race winners.
Most Wins: 1 (Takuma Sato, 2019, Will Power, 2018; Josef Newgarden, 2017; Helio Castroneves, 2003; Gil de Ferran, 2002; Al Unser Jr., 2001; Juan Pablo Montoya, 2000; Michael Andretti, 1999; Alex Zanardi, 1998; Paul Tracy, 1997)
Most Poles Earned: 2 (Juan Pablo Montoya: 1999, 2000)
Most Wins by a Team: 5 (Team Penske: 1997, 2002, 2003, 2017, 2018)
Most Lead Changes: 13 (8/24/2019)
Most Race Leaders: 11 (8/24/2019)
Most Drivers on the Lead Lap: 14 (8/26/2017)
Most Drivers Running at the Finish: 19 (8/25/2018)
Most Laps Led by a Race Winner: 170 (Josef Newgarden, 8/26/2017)
Closest Margin of Victory: 0.0399 sec. (Takuma Sato over Ed Carpenter, 8/24/2019)
Fastest Qualifying Lap: Will Power, 23.7206 sec. at 189.709 mph (2017)
About World Wide Technology Raceway
World Wide Technology Raceway is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 600 acres, WWTR is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. WWTR’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, recently-expanded 2.0-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility, a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue and the Gateway Drive-In Theater at World Wide Technology Raceway (a drive-in entertainment venue able to accommodate 3,000 cars). WWTR acquired Gateway National Golf Links, adjacent to the speedway property, in 2019. WWTR was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from the St. Louis Attractions Association. In 2018, owner and CEO Curtis Francois received the Innovator Award from the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission in recognition of his work for restoring World Wide Technology Raceway (known then as Gateway Motorsports Park) to prominence.