IPS: IRL: Tradition returns to the Milwaukee Mile in 2007

Officials from the Indy Racing League and The Milwaukee Mile today announced that the IRL IndyCar Series will return next year to The Milwaukee Mile on its traditional Sunday date, one week after the Indianapolis 500. The ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt...

Officials from the Indy Racing League and The Milwaukee Mile today announced that the IRL IndyCar Series will return next year to The Milwaukee Mile on its traditional Sunday date, one week after the Indianapolis 500.

The ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt Indy 225 will be held at the Milwaukee Mile on June 3, 2007, one week after the 91st Indianapolis 500. The race will be televised live by the ABC/ESPN family of networks, with an anticipated 2:30 p.m. start time.

"We are excited for our loyal fans to be able to bring the stars of the Indianapolis 500 back to The Milwaukee Mile the first weekend in June," stated Andy Randall, Milwaukee Mile President and CEO. "We are proud to continue this strong racing tradition, and we begin building toward an exciting June 2-3, 2007 event weekend starting today."

The Indy Pro Series will join the IndyCar Series at Milwaukee during the June 2-3, 2007 event.

The Milwaukee Mile is America's oldest active speedway, with motorized racing events dating back to 1903. Many of the drivers that competed in the very first Indianapolis 500 in 1911 - and virtually every Indy 500 since - have competed in racing events at The Milwaukee Mile.

"The Milwaukee Mile and Indy-style racing have had a long and storied history," IRL President and COO Brian Barnhart said. "For the last three years, we've been able to showcase our sport to the race fans in Wisconsin, and now we can complete the circle by reuniting the cars and drivers of the Indianapolis 500 with the traditional post-Indianapolis 500 date in Milwaukee."

In addition to the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500 to be held May 27, 2007, the Indy Racing League has announced dates at St. Petersburg, Florida (April 1) and at the Iowa Speedway (June 24).

2007 Indy Racing League announced dates
April 1 -- St. Petersburg, Florida
May 27 -- Indianapolis 500
June 3 -- Milwaukee Mile
June 24 -- Iowa Speedway

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers A.J. Foyt , Brian Barnhart