2019 IndyCar Series schedule: Less ovals, more road courses
The IndyCar Series calendar for 2019 has been revealed today. It features 17 races between March 10 and September 22, the same number of races as in the previous seasons, but there is a significant change when considering the number of races at road courses, street circuits or ovals.
The number of road course races is increased to seven while the number of oval races dropped to five. There will be also five races at street circuits. The ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, dropped out from a calendar, same as the Sonoma Raceway. It opens places for two new events on road courses.
The one would be a race at the Circuit of the Americas and the other would be the Monterey Grand Prix as the season’s finale at Laguna Seca. For COTA, it would be a debut in the IndyCar Series. Laguna Seca is returning to the American premier competition for the first time since 2004 Champ Car season.
2019 IndyCar Series calendar
|1||March 10||Firestone Grand Prix of St.Petersburg||Streets of St.Petersburg||St.Petersburg, Florida|
|2||March 24||TBA||Circuit of the Americas||Austin, Texas|
|3||April 7||Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama||Barber Motorsports Park||Leeds, Alabama|
|4||April14||Grand Prix of Long Beach||Streets of Long Beach||Long Beach, California|
|5||May 11||IndyCar Grand Prix||Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course||Speedway, Indiana|
|6||May 26||102rd Indianapolis 500||Indianapolis Motor Speedway||Speedway, Indiana|
|7||June 1||Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race 1||Belle Isle Park||Detroit, Michigan|
|8||June 2||Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Race 2||Belle Isle Park||Detroit, Michigan|
|9||June 8||DXC Technology 600||Texas Motor Speedway||Fort Worth, Texas|
|10||June 23||Kohler Grand Prix||Road America||Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin|
|11||July 14||Honda Indy Toronto||Exhibition Place||Toronto, Ontario|
|12||July 20||TBA||Iowa Speedway||Newton, Iowa|
|13||July 28||Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||Lexington, Ohio|
|14||August 18||Pocono 500||Pocono Raceway||Long Pond, Pennsylvania|
|15||August 25||Bommarito Automotive Group 500||Gateway Motorsports Park||Madison, Illinois|
|16||September 16||Grand Prix of Portland||Portland International Raceway||Portland, Oregon|
|17||September 22||Monterey Grand Prix||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca||Monterey, California|