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06/06/19
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Richmond to replace Pocono IndyCar race
Rossi dominated Pocono in 2018. 2019 is probably the last IndyCar race at Pocono
Rossi dominated Pocono in 2018. 2019 is probably the last IndyCar race at Pocono

Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles told IndyStar that while IndyCar continues to negotiate with Pocono Raceway about a possible extension, no agreement has been struck.

He confirmed that IndyCar’s contract with Pocono expires after the series visits the famed "Tricky Triangle" in August.

Given how small the crowds are at Pocono, given there are no concerts and so much dead track time to keep the fans entertained so they don't come, given the danger (Justin Wilson death followed by Robert Wickens broken back) it's clear the Pocono's future on the IndyCar schedule is in serious doubt.

Even though most of the ovals can't draw a crowd for IndyCar races, that doesn't stop IndyCar from regurgitating the same failed races thru the schedule.  

Now there is talk of a possible Richmond race for 2020, another oval that failed in the past. Richmond has two NASCAR Cup races a year. No way they are going to properly promote an IndyCar race.

Miles confirmed that the series has "talked with Richmond Raceway executives." Miles said the speedway is “being evaluated in the context of the discussions of looking at all of our opportunities.” He added that IndyCar is "not interested in expanding its schedule of races" within the continental U.S.

The late great Albert Einstein once said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

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