While multiple teams where competing in a test session at Pocono Raceway last week, it was confirmed that the 2.5-mile Triangle shaped track would return to the 2019 IndyCar Series schedule. The official season long schedule is still being worked on, as well as the venues.
Richmond Raceway could make a return to the INDYCAR schedule, being absent since 2009, where SunTrust decided to drop the sponsorship. Richmond and INDYCAR could not reach an agreement for 2010 as a result.
While Richmond seems more likely, another International Speedway Corporation venue has been in the talks. With NASCAR's Playoff date at the track being removed, Chicagoland Speedway could return to the INDYCAR calendar. Chicagoland held a early September, late August date on the calendar since it was introduced in 2001 all the way until the two split in 2010. With the IndyCar Series leaving the September date empty, NASCAR moved it's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and it's NASCAR Xfinity Series to the September weekend in 2011, with the Camping World Trucks and ARCA Racing Series to follow in later years. In 2017, NASCAR announced Chicagoland would move back to mid-summer racing for 2018. Chicagoland is also slated for 4th of July weekend in 2019. INDYCAR could retake their September date in Illinois.
With rumblings of Miami hosting a Formula One street race in the near future, INDYCAR has decided to stop seeking options at the Homestead-Miami Speedway for it's 2019 calendar.
Any updates will be given when available.
The Verizon IndyCar Series hits the final Superspeedway of the 2018 season at Pocono Raceway, this Sunday at 1:30PM EST on NBCSN.
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