Posts Tagged ‘IZOD IndyCar Series – Scheduling’
INDYCAR announced today that the IICS will not be returning to the track in 2012, citing differing business directions. This announcement should not be considered surprising, and few will be sad to see it go.
Back in early November when it was announced that Edmonton had been removed from the IZOD IndyCar Series schedule, it was suggested that the debacle was a sad situation. Well, the race is back — but unfortunately, it’s still a pretty sad situation.
Five weeks removed from Dario Franchitti’s clinching of the championship, Paul looks back at the highlights of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series.
Following a harried blitz of breaking news stories that tore across racing’s corner of the internet yesterday evening, the announcement became official today that the Honda Indy Edmonton will not be returning to the 2011 schedule after all.
The IZOD IndyCar Series announced its mostly final schedule for the 2011 season today at the Milwaukee Mile. Highlights include a return to the Milwaukee Mile, new races at New Hampshire and Baltimore, and the 95th Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 2011.
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 Friday thoughts from the 2010 event at Chicagoland Speedway.
Bash’s Saturday thoughts on the 2010 event at Infineon Raceway.
In today’s edition of Counterpoint, Paul and Steph weigh the pros and cons of Tuesday’s announcement. First up is Paul’s view against the concept, followed by Steph’s view in favor.
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.
As the speculation surrounding the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule continues at full speed, the latest round of rumors to surface comes courtesy of the new best friend of the Series, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI), and its mega promoter, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage.