- Jacques Villeneuve will attempt to make Indianapolis 500 starts 19 years apart, bettering Cy Marshall & Roland Free's 17-year gap set in 1947.

Friday, June 3, 2011

IndyCar To Run Road Course In Japan

IndyCar's last return to the Twin Ring Motegi facility in Japan will not be ran on the 1.5-mile oval. Due to earthquake damage sustained last March, the September 18th race has been moved from the oval to the 2.98-mile road course.

"In conjunction with Mobilityland (Twin Ring Motegi facility owner) , we have made the decision to move forward with our race in Motegi after closely monitoring the on-going situation in Japan for several months," said INDYCAR's CEO Randy Bernard. "After weighing a variety of options, we felt it was best to move the race to the road course."

Probably best remembered for Danica Patrick's first win, the switch shifts the IZOD IndyCar Series schedule to 10 road/street and 7 oval events.

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