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09/09/10
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2011 IndyCar schedule rumors (Back to Milwaukee)  UPDATE #8 Speed TV published what it hears will be the real 2011 IndyCar schedule. (It is similar to ours below, but with some shift of venue dates by a week)

MARCH 27 – St. Pete (street circuit)
APRIL 10 – Birmingham, Ala. (road course)
APRIL 17 – Long Beach (street)
MAY 1 – Brazil (street)
MAY 29 – Indianapolis 500
JUNE 12 – Texas doubleheader (oval)
JUNE 19 – Milwaukee (oval)
JUNE 26 – Iowa (oval)
JULY 10 – Toronto (street)
JULY 24 – Edmonton (road course)
AUG. 7 – Mid-Ohio (road course)
AUG. 14 – Loudon (oval)
AUG. 28 – Sonoma (road course)
SEPT. 4 – Baltimore (street)
SEPT. 18 – Motegi, Japan (oval)
OCT. 2 – Kentucky (oval)
OCT. 16 – Las Vegas (oval)

09/08/10 The historic Milwaukee Mile is returning to the Izod IndyCar Series schedule, sanctioning body officials confirmed Tuesday to the Indy Star.  IndyCar officials will be in Milwaukee on Friday to announce the 2011 schedule, including a race at the Mile in late June.

1. 3/27 St. Petersburg
2. 4/3 Barber Motorsports Park
3. 4/17 Long Beach
4. 5/1 Sao Paulo
5. 5/29 Indy 500
6. 6/4 Texas 1&2
7. 6/12 Iowa
8. 6/26 Milwaukee
9. 7/10 Toronto
10. 7/17 Edmonton
11. 7/31 Mid-Ohio
12. 8/14 New Hampshire
13. 8/21 Infineon (Sonoma)
14. 9/4 Baltimore
15. 9/17 Motegi, Japan
16. 10/2 Kentucky
17. 10/16 Las Vegas or Fontana

09/07/10 Strong rumors say, and as expected, the Izod Indy Car Series will return to the Milwaukee Mile in 2011. A news conference is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 10 at the historic track in Brookfield, Wis., where IndyCar Series officials will announce next year’s full-season schedule.

We expect IndyCar to confirm at least 16 races for now with a 17th to follow. A meeting later this month in Las Vegas will determine whether there will be a race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. If not they will end the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

09/04/10 Bruton Smith expects the Izod IndyCar Series to end its 2011 season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which he owns. “I'm anxiously anticipating that, and I certainly think it will happen,” Smith said of an IndyCar/LVMS pairing.

IndyCar officials will announce next year's schedule on Friday, likely in Indianapolis. There will be 16 races announced initially, with either Las Vegas or Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., announced at a later date.

IndyCar's first choice is to end the season at Las Vegas, but that depends on sponsorship dollars coming in from local groups. If a deal can't be struck, CEO Randy Bernard will turn his attention to Fontana. AutoWeek

09/04/10 This story confirms the Oct. 2nd date for the Kentucky race next year.  So the 2011 schedule is looking like this:

1. St. Petersburg
2. Barber Motorsports Park
3. Long Beach
4. Sao Paulo
5. Indy 500
6. Texas 1&2
7. Iowa
8. Milwaukee
9. Toronto
10. Edmonton
11. Mid-Ohio
12. New Hampshire
13. Infineon (Sonoma)
14. Baltimore
15. Kentucky
16. Motegi
17. Las Vegas or Fontana (If they go to Fontana it will be a complete failure)

09/03/10 Hearing that next year's Kentucky race could be October 2nd.  So we can see next year's schedule close out with:
Sept. 4  Baltimore
Sept. 18 Motegi
Oct. 2 Kentucky
Oct. 16 Las Vegas

09/02/10 The New Hampshire race has been confirmed for August 14, 2011.

08/24/10 Hearing that you can probably add Mid-Ohio to the list below on August 7th before Sonoma.

08/22/10 According to AR1.com the first half of the 2011 IndyCar schedule is pretty firmed up starting with the season opener at St. Pete, but the last half is still somewhat speculative:
1. St. Petersburg
2. Barber Motorsports Park
3. Long Beach
4. Sao Paulo
5. Indy 500
6. Texas
7. Iowa
8. TBA (Milwaukee or Oklahoma City?)
9. Toronto
10. Edmonton
11. New Hampshire
12. Infineon (Sonoma)
13. Baltimore
14. Kentucky
15. Motegi
16. Las Vegas or Fontana
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