Posts Tagged ‘IZOD IndyCar Series – Scheduling’
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.
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.
Steph’s Saturday thoughts from the 2010 Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The CEO of the IZOD IndyCar Series, Randy Bernard, was kind enough to sit with me this afternoon to discuss a few current topics of interest.
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.
Sunday thoughts from the 2010 event at Watkins Glen International.
An early attempt at speculation on the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule.