PR: IndyCar looking for a return to Brazil in 2015

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INDYCAR Officials Discussing Possible Return to Brazil in 2015

3/21/2014

INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, March 21, 2014) – INDYCAR confirmed today it is exploring a return to Brazil and is currently in discussions with event organizers in the capital city of Brasília regarding a Verizon IndyCar Series race in 2015.

“Brazil has a real history in Indy car racing and we would like to re-establish a championship race there as early as 2015,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR. “We are engaged in on-going discussions toward this goal and hope suitable arrangements can be finalized soon.

“There is still a lot of work to be done, but we are encouraged by the efforts from The Government of the Federal District – GDF and the Governor of Brasilia Agnelo Queiroz, as well as the TV Bandeirantes Group.”

INDYCAR sanctioned a Verizon IndyCar Series street race in São Paulo, Brazil, from 2010-13.

“We look forward to continuing these discussions as INDYCAR explores race markets and venues that will further the growth of the Verizon IndyCar Series,” Miles said.

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The Verizon IndyCar Series opens its 2014 season March 30 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The race will be televised live on ABC at 3 p.m. (ET) and broadcast by the IMS Radio Network, Sirius and XM (Channel 209), on www.indycar.com and the INDYCAR 14 app.

Tony Tellez

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