Three ovals in INDYCAR’s 2021 calendar

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Three ovals in INDYCAR's 2021 calendar




The 2021 calendar came out (PHOTO: John Cote / IndyCar)


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The 2021 calendar came out (PHOTO: John Cote / IndyCar)


There will only be three ovals in the 2021 championship of the IndyCar, whose calendar was presented this Thursday.

Although 17 events are held for next year, there will only be visits to the Indianapolis, Gateway and Texas road courses; in the latter, two races will be held.

The reasons are mainly financial, which worsened with the COVID-19 pandemic. Iowa Speedway, owned by NASCAR, it is in serious trouble and its future is uncertain.

Richmond Raceway, who originally returned to the calendar this year, opted to break his three-year contract, having no sponsor. In fact, this track only had one NASCAR race weekend without an audience this year and one was canceled.

It is a situation that also happens with the Circuit of the Americas, that despite maintaining a space in the Formula 1 agenda and host the NASCAR Cup in 2021, He is not very clear about his future, especially with plans to create complexes around the facilities.

In this way, in addition to the 105th edition of the “Indianapolis 500” of May 30, there will be a double date in Texas on May 1 and 2 and Gateway will be visited in the second half of August.

The campaign will start on March 7 and St. Petersburg, host of this year’s final, followed by Alabama and Long Beach, which canceled their 2020 races due to the pandemic.

Leaving Iowa allows you to change the date of Mid-Ohio to July, opening a space to have a joint event with NASCAR in mid-August at the Indy co-ed circuit. Besides Texas, Detroit it will be the other double round.

The only new event on the IndyCar 2021 calendar will be on the streets of Nashville on August 8.

The end of the campaign will be in Laguna Seca, on Sunday, September 19.

DATESEATTYPE OF CIRCUIT
7 of MarchSt. Petersburg, FloridaStreet map
April 11Barber, AlabamaPermanent
April 18thLong Beach, CaliforniaStreet map
May 1Fort Worth, Texas (1)Oval
May 2Fort Worth, Texas (2)Oval
15 th of MayIndianapolis, Indiana (1)Permanent
May 30Indianapolis 500Oval
June 12Belle Isle, Detroit (1)Street map
June 13thBelle Isle, Detroit (2)Street map
June 20thElkhart Lake, WisconsinPermanent
July 4thLexington, OhioPermanent
July 11Toronto, CanadaStreet map
August 8Nashville, TennesseeStreet map
August 14Indianapolis, Indiana (2)Permanent
August 21Gateway, Madison, IllinoisOval
September 12Portland, OregonPermanent
September 18Laguna Seca, Monterey, CaliforniaPermanent

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