IndyCar to add road and oval course championship for the 2010 season

IndyCar to add road and oval course championship for the 2010 season
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One championship isn’t enough so IndyCar is planning to throw a new format in its racing series by introducing two new championships to go with the overall driver’s title: the top driver in road courses and the top driver in oval courses.

We’re not exactly sure what this accomplishes, but as far as IndyCar is concerned, it’s right in-line with the common tenor of the racing series. In addition to that, the new format should, at least it’s what IndyCar is hoping for, drum up interest from racing fans of other series like Formula One and NASCAR. Likewise, IndyCar drivers will now compete for more than just one title and those that aren’t in a position to win the overall driver’s championship can still stake claim to the two other titles that will now be up for grabs.

According to officials of IndyCar, the first champion - the road course winner - will be crowned at the Aug. 22 race at Infineon Raceway in California while the oval champion will be honored on Sept. 19 following the race at Motegi, Japan. The overall champion will then be crowned at the racing series’ season finale on Oct. 2 at Homestead.

We like the whole expanded title format, but while it may foster a new level of competition among the drivers, it’s still a little too early to tell if it will go over among casual fans of racing. For what it’s worth, this year should be an interesting IndyCar season to keep tabs on.


Source: Fanhouse

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  (1211) posted on 12.16.2010

I see sunoco is up and running with the ethanol sponsorship. No more sugar cane. It’s corn.

  (648) posted on 05.4.2010

What are you guys complaining about. Those idiots at NASCAR ruined the last half of their season when they came up with that chase for the championship, where even if a guy outside the top 10 wins all the remaining races, he can’t win the championship. What are the rest of those drivers running for, their health? DUH!!

  (291) posted on 05.3.2010

Am not sure about that, but I guess it will be so exciting because of that added oval course, and I think it will be much so exciting if they will also put some hazard road.

  (858) posted on 05.3.2010

I bet there will be a lot of crowd here because it’s newly opened and there will be a lot of surprises and action here.

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