The 2014 IndyCar Series championship will be solely contested in North America

The 2014 IndyCar Series Championship will be staged as 18 races over fifteen race weekends, with organisers today announcing a final schedule for next year’s title battle.

With the Grands Prix of São Paulo and Baltimore losing their places on the calendar, the newest addition will be the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis, which will take place on the ‘Brickyard’s’ infield road course layout, two weeks before the venue stages its 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Other changes include traditional Milwaukee Mile race being pushed back to a later calendar slot, while the two rounds at Texas – being at Texas Motor Speedway and Houston’s Reliant Park street circuit – have sensible been scheduled in the same month, although the wisdom of staging races in the height of Texas’ summer is certainly questionable.

While the entire championship will take place in North America, its tight five-month schedule will give the teams plenty of logistical and repair nightmares as the championship crisscrosses the United States of America, sometimes alternating between oval and road/street course races each weekend.

The confirmed 2014 schedule is as follows:

Date Event Venue
30 MAR USA Grand Prix of St Petersburg Streets of St Petersburg, Florida
13 APR USA Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach, Los Angeles, California
26 APR USA Grand Prix of Alabama Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama
10 MAY USA Grand Prix of Indianapolis Indianapolis Road Course, Indiana
25 MAY USA 98th Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana
31 MAY USA Detroit Grand Prix – Race 1 Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan
01 JUN USA Detroit Grand Prix – Race 2 Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan
07 JUN USA Texas 550K Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas
28 JUN USA Grand Prix of Houston – Race 1 Reliant Park, Houston, Texas
29 JUN USA Grand Prix of Houston – Race 2 Reliant Park, Houston, Texas
06 JUL USA Pocono IndyCar 400 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania
12 JUL USA Iowa 250 Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa
19 JUL CAN Grand Prix of Toronto – Race 1 Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada
20 JUL CAN Grand Prix of Toronto – Race 2 Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada
03 AUG USA Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio
17 AUG USA Milwaukee IndyFest Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wisconsin
24 AUG USA Grand Prix of Sonoma Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California
30 AUG USA IndyCar World Championship Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.