2010 IndyCar Calendar
Each year IndyCar enthusiasts wait anxiously for the schedule of the upcoming racing action to be announced and fortunately, IndyCar has allowed a sneak preview of what is to come. Exact dates have not yet been revealed, but the order of racing events and the selected venues have been made available. A few changes to the schedule have been made, but most IndyCar fans have been expecting new venues to be added. The new 2010 IndyCar Schedule will therefore consist of the following changes and venues.
There will still be seventeen IndyCar events on the schedule, as the number of race meetings remains unchanged. Of the seventeen racing venues, there will now be eight road races, with the other events being held at oval tracks. Rio de Janeiro is one of the new street circuits to have been added to the schedule and the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Alabama will be hosted in April at the Barber Motorsports Park. One venue that has been omitted from the new schedule and that has been the mainstay of the series and known as the home of NASCAR is the Richmond Speedway. The other venue that has been dropped from the 2010 IndyCar Schedule has been hosting IndyCar since 1933. The Milwaukee Mile will not be on the racing schedule for next year and that might come as a shock to some racing fans.
The order of racing listed on the 2010 IndyCar calendar kicks off with Rio de Janeiro, followed by St. Pete, Birmingham, Long Beach, Kansas, Indianapolis, Texas, Iowa, Watkins Glen, Toronto, Edmonton, Mid-Ohio, Sonoma, Chicago, Kentucky, Montegi (Japan) and Homestead will bring the IndyCar season to a close. The venue order sees Kansas City being moved to the first weekend in the month of May and the Kentucky Speedway will now fall on Labor Day weekend. July also brings change, with Edmonton and Toronto hosting their events consecutively. It is expected that the final dates for the 2010 IndyCar calendar will be released shortly, enabling IndyCar fans to organize any traveling plans they might have to attend some the events and be a part of the live racing action.