Report: IndyCar set to confirm Boston finaaaahle next year


They’re gonna paaaahk the caaahs at Haaahhvahhd Yaaahhd next fall.

OK not really and sincere apologies to Bostonians and New Englanders everywhere for that bit.

But for the Verizon IndyCar Series, it appears the Boston season finaaaahle – dang, I did it again – is on the caaaahhds fully for next year.

OK, this time I’ll stop.

Anyway, a report from the Boston Herald is more or less confirming that IndyCar will end its 2016 season – and perhaps future ones – in the Seaport District in South Boston, with organizers hoping to officially announce the deal on Thursday.

It would fall on the Labor Day weekend and serve as the series’ first trip to a Northeast street course since Baltimore’s race ended at the end of 2013. That race took place on Labor Day weekend each of the three years.

The first track details may be hinted at, too, in the below tweet.

The Herald has reported on this previously, and this would seem to follow Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles’ goals of getting a marquee U.S. race on the calendar beyond one of his stated goals, of more international races.

In an interview with MotorSportsTalk at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Miles touched on how he wants to grow the schedule for 2016.

“We need to continue to strengthen the schedule,” Miles told MotorSportsTalk. “We hope and believe for next year, that the championship schedule, there will be at least one or two meaningful new venues that will be signs of growth, and positive signs about the health of the series.”

This would be one of those “one or two” meaningful new venues.

Juncos Racing to field single car entry in Indy 500

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Part-time NTT IndyCar Series entrant Juncos Racing will announce their attempt to qualify for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 within the next few weeks, according to RACER.

The team, which made its Indy 500 debut in 2017, ran 12 of the 17 IndyCar Series races last season, but has only made a start in one of the four events so far in 2019, finishing 18th in the inaugural running of the IndyCar Classic at Circuit of the Americas with Kyle Kaiser behind the wheel.

Though no driver has yet to be announced for the single-car entry, Kaiser is expected to be the leading candidate for the ride. The 23-year-old Californian has raced for the team since 2014, where he won the 2017 Indy Lights championship.

One of the top teams in the Road to Indy ladder system, Juncos Racing has over 50 wins between Indy Lights and Indy Pro 2000 competition. The team’s most recent victory came in the second Indy Lights race at St. Petersburg this year with Rinus VeeKay behind the wheel.

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