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09/30/12
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2013 IndyCar Schedule  UPDATE #7 This rumor is upgraded to 'fact' with this announcement.

09/29/12 The latest rumored schedule by AutoWeek, which is fairly close to ours, shows no Providence, RI race listed, though it can be added last minute.

Date Track City Venue Network
March 24 Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Fla. 1.8-mile street course NBCSN
April 7 Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Ala. 2.38-mile road course NBCSN
April 21 Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, Calif. 1.968-mile street course NBCSN
May 5 Streets of Sao Paulo Sao Paulo, Brazil 2.6-mile street course NBCSN
May 26 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 2.5-mile oval ABC
June 1 Raceway at Belle Isle Park Detroit (Standing Start) 2.07-mile street course ABC
June 2 Raceway at Belle Isle Park Detroit (Rolling Start) 2.07 mile street course ABC
June 8 Texas Motor Speedway* Fort Worth, Texas 1.5-mile oval ABC
June 15 The Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wis. 1-mile oval NBCSN
June 23 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa 0.875-mile oval ABC
July 7 Pocono International Raceway Long Pond, Pa. 2.5-mile oval ABC
July 13 Streets of Toronto Toronto (Standing Start) 1.75-mile street course NBCSN
July 14 Streets of Toronto Toronto (Rolling Start) 1.75-mile street course NBCSN
Aug. 4 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio 2.258-mile road course NBCSN
Aug. 25 Raceway at Sonoma Sonoma, Calif. 2.303-mile road course NBCSN
Sept. 1 Streets of Baltimore Baltimore 2.04-mile street course NBCSN
Oct. 5 Reliant Park Houston (Standing Start) 1.7-mile street course NBCSN
Oct. 6 Reliant Park Houston (Rolling Start) 1.7-mile street course NBCSN
Oct. 19 Auto Club Speedway* Fontana, Calif. 2-mile oval NBCSN

*Denotes Night Race  Schedule subject to change

09/28/12 A press conference has been called for Monday morning at Pocono International Raceway at which time it is expected to be announced that the IZOD IndyCar Series is returning to the track in 2013.

The press conference will feature Pocono Raceway president Brandon Igdalsky, IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard, 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti and Ed Carpenter, the winner of the 2012 IndyCar Series season finale.

09/23/12 Edmonton, which has been cancelled for lack of a title sponsor two years running,  has been removed from the schedule below bringing it down to 19 races.  In this Twitter interview, Michael Andretti admits to being the promoter of the Ft. Lauderdale race if it happens.  He says he is still working on it, so that might be added in.

09/19/12 An article by Autoweek said Pocono is expected to be on the 2013 IndyCar schedule and that the race would be held either the weekend before or after the July 4 holiday.  See assumed schedule below.

09/15/12 At Fontana IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard all but confirmed that Pocono (Pa.) Raceway and a street race in Providence, R.I., will be on the 2013 schedule to be announced by Oct. 1.  See updated assumed schedule below - it shows 20 races so one of them probably will not happen.

08/31/12 Pencil in Sao Paulo for the first weekend in May we hear.

08/30/12 IndyCar’s 2013 schedule is shaping up, with Iowa Speedway’s confirmation that it will host its race June 22.

That makes at least nine events with confirmed dates:

  1. March 22-24 – Street race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
  2. April 5-7 – Road course race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
  3. April 19-21 – Street race in Long Beach, Calif.
  4. May 3-5 - Streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  5. May 26 – Indianapolis 500
  6. June 1 – Street race at Belle Isle circuit in Detroit (Doubleheader?) 
  7. June 2 – Street race at Belle Isle circuit in Detroit (Doubleheader?)
  8. June 7-8 – Oval race at Texas Motor Speedway
  9. June 14-15 – Oval race at the Milwaukee (Wis.) Mile
  10. June 21-22 — Oval race at Iowa Speedway
  11. Jul 6-7 - Oval at Pocono Raceway 
  12. Jul 12-14 - Streets of Toronto
  13. Aug 2-4 - Road Course at  Mid-Ohio
  14. Aug 9-11 - Street Race Providence RI
  15. Aug 24 - Road Course at Sonoma (Doubleheader?)
  16. Aug 25 - Road Course at Sonoma (Doubleheader?)
  17. Aug 30-Sep. 1 - Streets of Baltimore (Tentative)
  18. Sep 21-22 - Oval at Fontana
  19. Oct. 4-6 – Street race in Houston
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