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IndyCar: Proposed 2014 calendar with 18 rounds

The IZOD IndyCar Series will officially announce its 2014 calendar Thursday night but we can already reveal that it will feature 18 races at 14 venues and that the Brazil and Baltimore rounds are not on it.

There will be two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – one on the road course and the 500-mile on the oval, both in May -- and there will be doubleheaders in Detroit, Houston and Toronto.

Proposed 2014 IndyCar schedule:

March 28-30: St. Petersburg, Fla. (street race)
April 11-13: Long Beach, Calif. (street race)
April 26-27: Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Ala. (road course)
May 8-10: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis (road course)
May 25: Indianapolis 500 (oval)
May 30-June 1: Belle Isle Park, Detroit, Mich. (street circuit, doubleheader)
June 6-7: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas (oval)
TBA: Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa (oval)
TBA: Reliant Park, Houston, Texas (street race, doubleheader)
July 5-6: Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. (oval)
July 18-20: Toronto (street race, doubleheader)
Aug. 2-3: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio (road course)
Aug. 16-17: Milwaukee Mile, Milwaukee, Wis. (oval)
Aug. 22-24: Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. (road course)
Aug. 29-30: Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif.