INDYCAR officials discussing possible return to Brazil in 2015

INDYCAR sanctioned a Verizon IndyCar Series street race in São Paulo, Brazil, from 2010-13.

INDIANAPOLIS - INDYCAR confirmed today it is exploring a return to Brazil and is currently in discussions with event organizers in the capital city of Brasília regarding a Verizon IndyCar Series race in 2015.

Street race, São Paulo, Brazil
Street race, São Paulo, Brazil

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"Brazil has a real history in Indy car racing and we would like to re-establish a championship race there as early as 2015," said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR. "We are engaged in on-going discussions toward this goal and hope suitable arrangements can be finalized soon.

"There is still a lot of work to be done, but we are encouraged by the efforts from The Government of the Federal District - GDF and the Governor of Brasilia Agnelo Queiroz, as well as the TV Bandeirantes Group."

INDYCAR sanctioned a Verizon IndyCar Series street race in São Paulo, Brazil, from 2010-13.

"We look forward to continuing these discussions as INDYCAR explores race markets and venues that will further the growth of the Verizon IndyCar Series," Miles said.

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