Friday, July 31, 2009

2010 IndyCar Scheduled is Released

The Indy Racing League Announced its 2010 schedule Friday night at Kentucky Motor Speedway, on the eve of the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Motor Speedway. The big news about the 2010 schedule is the different segments of tracks and the new additions/subtractions. The teams and drivers have often complained about changing the cars from road/street courses from race to race, so the league responded with 4/4/5/4 format. Four street/road courses will open the season, followed by four ovals, then back to five straight street/road course, and finish the season off with four ovals.

The additions to the schedule include a race in Brazil and Birmingham, Alabama, the subtractions include two ovals, Richmond and the famous Milwaukee Mile. Milwaukee could come back to the schedule if the financial mess can be resolved with the new promoter. Among the tracks rumored to be on the schedule but not included, Cleveland, New Hampshire, Las Vegas, Houston, and the additional race in Brazil. The schedule, while released to the public is still being finalized with the location in Brazil and the possible addition of Milwaukee.

The complete 2010 IndyCar Series schedule:
Date Location Venue
Sunday, March 14 Brazil TBA
Sunday, March 28 Streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. 1.8-mile street course
Sunday, April 11 Barber Motorsports Park 2.38-mile road course
Sunday, April 18 Streets of Long Beach, Calif. 1.968-mile street course
Saturday, May 1 Kansas Speedway 1.5-mile oval
Sunday, May 30 Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2.5-mile oval
Saturday, June 12* Texas Motor Speedway 1.5-mile oval
Sunday, June 20 Iowa Speedway .875-mile oval
Sunday, July 4 Watkins Glen International 3.37-mile road course
Sunday, July 18 Streets of Toronto 1.721-mile street course
Sunday, July 25 Edmonton City Centre Airport 1.973-mile airport course
Sunday, August 8 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2.258-mile road course
Sunday, August 22 Infineon Raceway 2.245-mile road course
Saturday, August 28* Chicagoland Speedway 1.5-mile oval
Labor Day Weekend Kentucky Speedway 1.5-mile oval
Saturday, September 18 Twin Ring Motegi 1.5-mile oval
Saturday, October 2 Homestead-Miami Speedway 1.5-mile oval

* Denotes night race Schedule Subject to Change

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