IndyCar have negotiated a moratorium on their three-year deal to hold their season finale at the Las Vegas Speedway in 2012. They are yet to decide on whether to return in 2013.
The series returned to the Las Vegas high-banked 1.5-mile oval in October this year and by now the outcome of this event is well known. Progress on the investigation into Dan Wheldon’s fatal accident on the twelfth lap of the race is ongoing, with the 2012 series schedule currently in limbo pending the outcome of this investigation, as IndyCar weighs up whether it has a future on high-banked 1.5-mile ovals at all.
Earlier this week, RichardsF1 had reported that Las Vegas Speedway owner Bruton Smith was insisting on IndyCar honouring their contract to race there, however it is now apparent that Smith has negotiated a deal with IndyCar for the series to buy out the previously announced race’s contract.
[Article text by Matt Lennon; image via UPI]