Posts Tagged ‘International Speedway Corporation’
INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard addresses INDYCAR Mobile, Milwaukee, SMI, and more at the State of INDYCAR conference.
Five weeks removed from Dario Franchitti’s clinching of the championship, Paul looks back at the highlights of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series.
Paul’s Saturday thoughts from the 2010 event at Chicagoland Speedway.
Paul’s Friday thoughts from the 2010 event at Chicagoland Speedway.
Bash’s Saturday thoughts on the 2010 event at Infineon Raceway.
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.
Saturday thoughts from the 2010 event at Watkins Glen International.
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.
My initial thoughts are quite mixed. It’s nice that the League has put the schedule out this early, and it’s good that there actually seems to be a market for IndyCar races these days. However, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed in the announcement of two ovals being lost and two road courses being added.