IndyCar to add more ovals in 2011

Oval tracks could be on the verge of making a comeback in the IndyCar Series..

Asked this week if either New Hampshire Motor Speedway or Las Vegas Motor Speedway could be on the 2011 schedule, the owner of those tracks, Bruton Smith, offered resounding support.

"We expect to do both," he said.

IndyCar's new chief executive officer, Randy Bernard, has stated his desire to keep a balance between ovals and non-ovals. This year's schedule has eight oval and nine non-oval events.

Bernard confirmed negotiations with both tracks. New Hampshire represents another step toward strengthening the league's position in the Northeast, and Las Vegas is a city Bernard had extensive dealings with while CEO of Professional Bull Riders, Inc. He secured the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority as title sponsor of the PBR's World Finals. Indy Star

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