Posts Tagged ‘Chicagoland Speedway’
This week’s episode of the More Front Wing podcast covers a review of the events at Chicagoland and Kentucky, discussion of the respective futures of Dan Wheldon and Panther Racing, predictions for the 2011 IICS schedule, an interview with Eddie Gossage, and a look ahead to the AJ Foyt Oval Championship and the status of the overall Series championship heading into Motegi.
Steph’s Saturday thoughts from the 2010 event at Chicagoland Speedway.
Paul’s Saturday thoughts from the 2010 event at Chicagoland Speedway.
Paul’s Friday thoughts from the 2010 event at Chicagoland Speedway.
Today’s Around the Paddock segment features Mario Andretti, Keith Wiggins, Bobby Rahal, Dale Coyne, Simona de Silvestro, and Al Speyer of Firestone.
The first hints that what we thought we knew of the 2011 schedule was going off the rails came while chatting with Randy Bernard on the Mid-Ohio race weekend. We learned that imminent announcements of 2011 NASCAR dates at that time were having a greater impact on the plans of the IZOD IndyCar Series than expected. With many of those announcements having now taken place, things appear to be back on track.
Chicagoland Speedway confirmed this morning that they will host the opening round of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship on September 18, 2011. And, once again, it appears likely that International Speedway Corporation (ISC) will send the IZOD IndyCar Series packing in an effort to bolster the status of its NASCAR event.
It’s been a little over a month since we last looked at the 2011 schedule, and things have changed some since then. Some revised speculation appears to be in order.
An early attempt at speculation on the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule.
Following the Indy Lights qualifying this afternoon, news broke that an IndyCar owners’ meeting was being held at Chicagoland Speedway to address the future of the IndyCar Series. After the Indy Lights race, President of the IRL Commercial Division Terry Angstadt stopped by the media center to update reporters on some of the issues raised during that meeting.
The day has wrapped up for the IndyCar Series, and if today is any indication, tomorrow is going to be a hell of a race!