(SAO PAULO, BRAZIL) - The Izod Indycar Series opens its season Sunday as they race through the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Practice and qualifying are scheduled for Saturday.
Dario Franchitti won his second Indycar Series Championship in three years in 2009, edging Target-Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon and team Penske's Ryan Briscoe for the title with his victory in last year's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The first four races this season will be on road or street courses.
That will be followed by four races on ovals, including Indianapolis.
Five more road courses will follow with the final four races being contested on ovals.
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