2007 Schedule Slowly Announced

Posted by Iannucci | 9/16/2006 | 1 comments »
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I'm not sure if this is a marketing ploy to get attention repeatedly or simply the necessity of announcing each event as soon as possible, but either way the Indy Racing League continues to set dates for the upcoming season...one...race...at...a...time.

The Kansas City Star reports that the race in Kansas will no longer be near Independence Day, instead being bumped to April to become the race immediately preceding the Indianapolis 500. Reportedly the folks in that part of the country are pretty pleased about this new date since July tended to be a touch warm for them.

Here is the Official schedule so far:
April 1 in St. Petersburg, Fla
April 29 at Kansas Speedway
May 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
June 3 at The Milwaukee Mile
June 9 at Texas Motor Speedway
June 24 at Iowa Speedway
July 14 at Nashville SuperSpeedway
August 11 at Kentucky Speedway

Supposedly the estimate is 17 races, so a little quick math says we have a whole bunch more announcements forthcoming...eventually.

UPDATE: Reader "Erika" points out in the comments that I missed the Nashville date. It has now been added to the list above. The list below is the most recent estimate from the braintrust (and I mean that sincerely) at TrackSide Online.

## March 24th, Homestead-Miami Speedway
April 1st, St. Petersburg Grand Prix (Street Circuit)
## April 15th or 22nd, Twin Ring Motegi – Japan
April 29th, Kansas Speedway
May 27th, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
June 3rd, Milwaukee Mile
June 9th, Texas Motor Speedway
June 24th, Iowa Speedway
## June 30th, Richmond International Raceway
## July 8th, Watkins Glen International (Road Course)
July 14th, Nashville SuperSpeedway
## July 22nd, Michigan International Speedway
?? August 4th or 5th, Montreal, Canada (Road Course)
August 11th Kentucky Speedway
## August 19th or 26th, Infineon Raceway (Road Course) or ??Mid Ohio (RC)
## September 2nd, Detroit - Belle Isle?? (SC) or ??Mid Ohio (RC)
## September 9th - Chicagoland Speedway

## means "likely"
?? means "speculative"

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  1. Anonymous // September 16, 2006 3:21 PM  

    Yeah, the pace of these announcements is rather excruciating...

    The Nashville race was also announced, for July 14th.