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IndyCar confirms Watkins Glen addition to schedule

Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen

WATKINS GLEN, NY - JULY 05: Ryan Briscoe driving the #6 Team Penske Dallara Honda and Justin Wilson in the #18 Z-Line Design Dale Coyne Racing Dallara Honda lead the field into turn one at the start of the IRL IndyCar Series Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen on July 5, 2009 at the Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Darrell Ingham/Getty Images)

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Verizon IndyCar Series will race at Watkins Glen International this year, following quick negotiations between INDYCAR and the track itself.

The event will take place on Labor Day weekend and replace the canceled Boston round, which was formally canceled a couple weeks ago.

Quick work between INDYCAR and the track allowed this to happen.

Earlier this week, Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles, head of INDYCAR’s parent company, hinted to MotorSportsTalk that although nothing was done Watkins Glen was “very close” to happening. Reports were also emerging earlier this week of the event’s likelihood.

A formal press conference on Friday confirmed the event, with INDYCAR President of Competition and Operations Jay Frye, defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and others in attendance.

INDYCAR last raced at Watkins Glen in 2010, the sixth of a six-year run.

This post will be updated with more information following the press conference.

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