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IndyCar, Road America reveal new three-year extension

IndyCar Road America 2018

The Verizon IndyCar Series at Road America. Photo: IndyCar

Chris Jones

During this past weekend’s KOHLER Grand Prix, INDYCAR and Road America officials announced a three-year extension that will see the Verizon IndyCar Series continue to visit the 4.048-mile, 14-turn road course through the 2021 season.

The details were revealed prior to Sunday’s KOHLER Grand Prix, won by Josef Newgarden, with next year’s event set for June 21-23.

In a piece posted on, George Bruggenthies, Road America president and general manager, expressed an enormous amount of enthusiasm and optimism about the relationship between the series and the track.

“Ask any driver, from nearly every discipline, especially open-wheel, and they love this place,” Bruggenthies said. “The track is designed to make full use of the natural terrain, with elevation changes and undulating turns that allow for intense speeds that test driver skill to the maximum. Combine that with our park-like atmosphere, open seating and great spectator locations and it all equates to IndyCar Series racing at its best.”

He finished, “We are very pleased to continue this relationship with INDYCAR and we look forward to many more incredible events at America’s National Park of Speed.”

IndyCar returned to Road America in 2016 following a eight-year absence. Further details about events for the 2019 IndyCar season will be announced later this year.