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IndyCar: 2017 schedule released

Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Monday, August 22, 2016, winning the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The victory puts Power in second place in the driver's standings, trailing Team Penske Chevrolet teammate Simon Pagenaud by 20 points. Rain forced the postponement of Sunday's race until Monday. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)

Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Monday, August 22, 2016, winning the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The victory puts Power in second place in the driver’s standings, trailing Team Penske Chevrolet teammate Simon Pagenaud by 20 points. Rain forced the postponement of Sunday’s race until Monday. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)

FROM INDYCAR.COM

INDYCAR announced the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule today, a 17-race season that provides continuity, adds a new event at Gateway Motorsports Park and confirms a multi-year agreement with Watkins Glen International. The series calendar features the return of all venues on the 2016 schedule and consists of a total of six events on ovals, six on permanent road courses and five on temporary street circuits.

INDYCAR experienced a 38 percent growth in both television ratings and viewership from 2013 to 2015 and the same numbers are up this season by a total of 7 percent compared to this time last year. Attendance at INDYCAR events is also on the rise, with six events this season drawing crowds at or near record highs.

“The release of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule continues to build upon the success INDYCAR has experienced the last three years and establishes continuity and consistency in our event calendar,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “As a series we are working diligently to create long-term relationships with our promoters to establish date equity and to provide them with the opportunity to initiate ticket renewals and event promotions earlier, which is pivotal to continuing the increase in attendance at our events.”

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