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IndyCar Series Will Not Race At Las Vegas Motor Speedway In 2012
Updated May 5, 2013 12:00 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The 2012 Izod IndyCar Series season will not include a race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

IndyCar announced Thursday that considerable testing of the series' new car needs to be done before returning to the mile and a half high banked oval.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway was scheduled to host the 2012 series finale on October 14th, but those plans were clouded by a 15-car accident during last October 16th's race at the track.

Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon was killed in the crash.

The 2012 season opens on a street course in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 25th.

The remainder of the schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

IndyCar had a three-year contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway's owner, Speedway Motorsports Incorporated.

There have been rumors that the IndyCar Series is exploring closing the season with a race through the streets of Las Vegas.

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