Tickets for 2015 Lone Star Le Mans at COTA go on sale

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Endurance racing fans in the United States and further afield can begin to firm up their plans for this fall as tickets for the second edition of Lone Star Le Mans are now on sale.

Following the success of the inaugural double-header of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas last September, tickets have been put on sale early for the 2015 event.

Once again, fans will be treated to a blockbuster weekend of racing at COTA which will finish under the lights at 11pm local time. Racing runs from September 17-19 in Austin.

Speaking at Sebring this weekend, WEC CEO Gerard Neveu explained the decision to open the ticket office for the race early.

“The United States of America has some very loyal and devoted sports car fans, and we fully support the decision to open the ticket sales office earlier than in previous years,” Neveu said. “This allows fans new and old the chance make their plans for this exciting festival of racing ahead of time – better for the whole family and better for the pocket!”

Tickets are available from the Circuit of the America’s website, which you can visit by clicking here.

The 2015 WEC season kicks off with the 6 Hours of Silverstone on April 12th, with pre-season testing taking place at Paul Ricard at the end of this month.

IndyCar teams with NASCAR on IMS road course doubleheader in 2021

IndyCar NASCAR doubleheader 2021
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The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.

IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.

This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.

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IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.

“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.

“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.