Saturday, December 1, 2007

Formula One "Might" Return to Indy!

Talks between Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Formula One officials have continued, despite last summer's announcement that the 2008 U.S. Grand Prix would not take place, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.Those talks have given way to some optimism that the F1 race could be back at the famed Brickyard in 2009, when the IMS will celebrate is centennial. The IMS hosted the U.S. Grand Prix from 2000 to 2007. Attendance for the inaugural race was more than 250,000, but declined over the years until it stabilized just above 100,000 the last couple of years.The event is thought to have generated about $100 million in local tourism revenue, according to the IBJ.

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