Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Care for another? Duals unusual but not unprecedented for Indy car series historically

The Izod IndyCar Series' running of dual same-day races at Texas Motor Speedway in 2011 would be new for the circuit in its current incarnation, but not unprecedented for major open wheel racing in North America. That said, it's still rare.
USAC contested Twin 125s at Michigan in 1973 and CART did the same in 1979. CART also held 125- and 126-mile duals at Atlanta in 1979 and 1981.


  1. Twin 200's with a four hour gap makes everything feasable. Mr. Gossage read the proposed scheduling in April and didn't think the IRL would buy it.

    Andy Bernstein

  2. I don't know what a "dual" is. Two Indycar races on the same day? Why? Please explain.

  3. Anonymous: duals would be two races of shorter distance on the same day meant to replace one longer race. it's just a way to spice things up a little. more of a dash to win in both, two winners, more confetti!