October 15, 2019

Circuit of The Americas Welcomes AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge April 24-26, 2020

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AUSTIN, TEXAS (Tuesday, October 15) – Circuit of The Americas (COTA) welcomes the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge – North America’s premier open-wheel racing championship to its hallowed Stars and Stripes – on April 24-26, 2020. COTA has partnered with AutoNation as the official title sponsor of the 2020 & 2021 INDYCAR Challenge at Circuit of The Americas. Tickets for the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge go on sale today, October 15 at

To kick off COTA’s partnership with AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, COTA will take part in AutoNation’s DRV PNK Across America initiative. Today, October 15, COTA employees will pack care packages filled with items designed specially to bring comfort to children and adults undergoing cancer treatments. AutoNation sponsored IndyCar driver, Jack Harvey, will join AutoNation and COTA to deliver these care packages to Dell Children’s Medical Center. Rick Abbott, COTA’s Executive Vice President, explains “Expanding our partnership with AutoNation gives us the ability to further support and giveback to our community – both on and off the track. From supporting cancer research to being able to give race fans a bigger and better INDYCAR experience – we are thrilled to have AutoNation by our side.”

Since launching the DRV PNK initiative in 2015, AutoNation has raised more than $20M for cancer related charities. COTA will help AutoNation continue their mission by donating $1 for every 3-Day INDYCAR Challenge ticket sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. AutoNation will match that donation as a part of their continued efforts to drive out cancer. Marc Cannon, AutoNation’s EVP and CMO told us “AutoNation is excited to expand its partnership with COTA. With 50 stores in Texas, this is a major market for us and a great opportunity to raise awareness for our fight to end cancer.”

In 2020, the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge will welcome back the Lone Star Stage, which will showcase several live music acts for attendees to enjoy throughout the weekend. The 2019 lineup included performances from Asleep at the Wheel, Dale Watson, The Greyhounds, Mayeux & Broussard, Kimberly Dunn, Jonathan Terrell, Todd Phelps, and DJ Vinyl Ranch. Guests can further enhance their IndyCar experience by stopping by the Fan Zone at the Grand Plaza for exciting experiences including autograph sessions with the stars of INDYCAR. Race fans can get in on the high-adrenaline action by taking the wheel at COTA Karting, flying over Turn 1 on the Soaring Eagle Zip Line experience, or reaching new heights at COTA’s iconic Observation Tower.

Experience the excitement of the 2019 AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge by purchasing your tickets today! 3-Day passes start at just $75. For a full list of ticket options, including VIP Hospitality, Camping, and RV options, visit or call (512) 655-6300.

Traveling visitors are invited to make COTA their home for the weekend with the various camping options, as camping returns to Town Center in the heart of Circuit of the Americas. For more details, visit or call (512) 655-6300.   

About Circuit of The Americas

Experience the unfiltered thrill of being alive at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. Watch the sport’s most elite drivers compete in our epic Grand Prix race, white knuckling their way around the greatest circuit in the world. Raise your voice with tens of thousands of fans as the hottest musical acts perform live at Austin’s largest outdoor music venue. Stand Texas-tall on top of our 250-foot Observation Deck, and get a VIP view of the only Formula 1 event in the U.S. The 1,500-acre campus is home to award-winning performance venues including an open-air Amphitheater and the 80,000-guest Super Stage, driving experiences including COTA Karting and the Audi Driving Experience, as well as expansive meeting and hospitality spaces designed for large group private or corporate events.

For more information and to download videos and photos, visit . For an experience as unique as Austin and a rush you’ll never forget, visit Circuit of The Americas, where exhilaration happens. To book a camping experience at COTA, please visit

About AutoNation

AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. As of September 30, 2019, AutoNation owned and operated over 325 locations from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 12 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation’s success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. Launched in 2015, AutoNation’s Drive Pink initiative, which has raised over $20 million, is committed to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research. AutoNation continues to be a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other cancer-related charities. Please visit,…, and, where AutoNation discloses additional information about the Company, its business, and its results of operations. Please also visit, AutoNation’s automotive blog, for information regarding the AutoNation community, the automotive industry, and current automotive news and trends. 

About IndyCar

INDYCAR is the governing body of the NTT IndyCar Series, the premier open-wheel racing series in North America. INDYCAR events are available to a worldwide audience through a variety of multimedia platforms, highlighted by a broad-reaching partnership with NBC Sports Group. INDYCAR is continually at the forefront of motorsports innovation with drivers, teams and tracks benefiting from safety and technological improvements such as the SAFER Barrier, SWEMS wheel and chassis component tethers, chassis enhancements, advanced aerodynamic bodywork kits, high-definition in-car cameras and E85 ethanol fuel.

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