Report: IndyCar looking at Milwaukee return next year

US open-wheel racing series last competed at Wisconsin short track in 2015.

The IndyCar Series is exploring a return to the Milwaukee Mile circuit as early as next season, according to Sports Business Journal (SBJ)

Confirmed:

  • Milwaukee Mile last hosted the series in 2015
  • The series has a goal to reach 19 to 20 races per season

Context: IndyCar's desire to expand its calendar has been known for a while, with previous suggestions indicating that the series is looking to add one new race every season between 2024 and 2026. The Milwaukee Mile circuit was previously a fixture on the calendar for decades, but was one of the many oval tracks to fall by the wayside.

Nascar is returning to the circuit with its Truck Series this season and renovations are currently being carried out. It is reportedly the strongest candidate for a return to the IndyCar calendar, alongside a potential race in Mexico.

Coming next: Alongside Milwaukee and Mexico, there are other candidates that IndyCar is exploring. A street race in Denver, another oval outing at Richmond International Raceway, and an unspecified road course in the west are all under consideration, while IndyCar officials have also been spotted visiting a circuit in Argentina.

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