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Nationwide headed to Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Posted on: July 5, 2011 11:15 am
 
By Pete Pistone

One of the NASCAR Nationwide Series most successful races will change venues next season.

Officials of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have called a July 6th press conference at which time it is expected an announcement will be made to bring NASCAR's number two division to the historic track in 2012.

After competing in nearby Clermont, Indiana's Lucas Oil Raceway since 1982 the Nationwide division will join the Rolex Grand Am Series as part of a tripleheader schedule at IMS anchored by the Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400.

Despite being one of the most popular and competitive races on the Nationwide calendar, the decision to bring the circuit to IMS will end a nearly thirty year tradition.

The Grand-Am Series sports cars will compete on the IMS road course Friday afternoon with the Nationwide Series joining Sprint Cup qualifying on the Saturday schedule.


 
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Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: July 5, 2011 1:44 pm
 

Nationwide headed to Indianapolis Motor Speedway

We have went to the ORP race for the last few years and I think it's a shame they are moving the race to IMS! The racing at IMS has been awful due to the tire issue and you can can't see the entire track! It's really a bad race to go see!  Must be a money issue, where they want to get as many in the gates as possible. I'll go to the truck race if it's still at ORP but probably not the nationwide at IMS! The ORP race attracts because of it's coziness! Sometimes the extra buck, clouds judgement!



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: July 5, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Nationwide headed to Indianapolis Motor Speedway

yep..just another example of the management problem with NASCAR....boring corporate sameness is not a business model to promote growth. 



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: July 5, 2011 1:26 pm
 

Nationwide headed to Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Dumb move is all I can say. One of the best races is now one of the worse.



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: July 5, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Nationwide headed to Indianapolis Motor Speedway

There goes another short track.  Unless there are circumstances we aren't aware of that caused this move, it's disappointing to see IRP lose that date.


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