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IndyCar: Series explores potential race in Louisiana

From IndyCar.com

IndyCar officials announced it is exploring a prospective Verizon IndyCar Series race at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana.

The announcement of the potential event, which would be known as the IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana and organized by Andretti Sports Marketing, was made jointly with Gov. Bobby Jindal and Laney Chouest, owner of NOLA Motorsports Park.

The state of Louisiana, upon approval by its Legislature, will commit $4.5 million to make necessary enhancements to the racetrack in support of the potential event.

This investment, combined with private funding from NOLA Motorsports Park, will help facilitate track and facility improvements as required by IndyCar.

The event would combine a three-day festival featuring Louisiana’s culture with the excitement of a Verizon IndyCar Series event. The festival would include live musical acts, entertainment and local food.

IndyCar NOLA track
Tracé du circuit NOLA. (Image: NOLA)