Posts Tagged ‘Verizon IndyCar Series – Scheduling’
[INDYCAR PR] INDYCAR announced today it is exploring a prospective Verizon IndyCar Series race at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, La. The announcement of the potential event, which would be known as the INDYCAR Grand Prix of Louisiana and organized by Andretti Sports Marketing, was made jointly today with Gov. Bobby Jindal and Laney Chouest, owner of NOLA Motorsports Park.
INDYCAR officials have confirmed they are in discussions for the Verizon IndyCar Series to return as soon as 2015.
Hulman and Co. CEO Mark Miles recently spoke to MFW’s Paul Dalbey regarding plans to begin the 2015 IndyCar Series schedule earlier, possibly as early as January, with a stint of three international races. He also revealed plans for an expanded Leaders Circle program and said he would be “disappointed” if a title sponsor is not in place for 2014.
Earlier today at the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis, Michigan International Speedway President Roger Curtis told MFW’s Paul Dalbey that MIS and ISC “as a whole” are interested in bringing IndyCar back to their racetracks. He also said he expects to see IndyCar back at MIS in three to five years, though not before 2016.
Eighteen races over 15 event weekends highlight the 2014 IndyCar Series schedule announced today.
The inaugural United SportsCar Racing series schedule was released today and features 12 events, two in conjunction with IndyCar. Here, Steph lays out the implications.
[INDYCAR PR] INDYCAR announced today that it will not return to Baltimore in 2014.
[IMS PR] Graham Rahal will put his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing car through a series of test runs on the IMS road course on Wednesday, September 4, and will test a variety of track configurations.
John looks ahead to potential additions to AJ Allmendinger’s IZOD IndyCar Series schedule with Penske Racing in 2013.
Steph feels that dropping the youth ticket prices for IndyCar races is a very wise move and should be done at as many events as possible.
Jenna Fryer at the Associated Press has acquired a copy of Boston Consulting Group’s report to the Hulman-George family. Here, Steph offers her off-the-cuff reactions to some of its key recommendations.
[INDYCAR PR] Live coverage of all 19 IZOD IndyCar Series events – including ABC’s first prime-time race and three doubleheaders – highlight the 2013 ABC and NBC Sports Network programming schedule. Race distances were changed at four events to discourage fuel-mileage racing.