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2011 Indy Car Series Looks Alot Like 1995

With the schedule set to be announced for the 2012 Izod IndyCar Series in the coming weeks, I took a long, hard look at the rumored schedule. If the schedule is accurate, there will be 11 road/street courses and only seven ovals.  That's pretty similar to this year in that there is 10 road/street courses and seven ovals. There are also only seven American drivers racing full-time right now. With the announcement of Danica Patrick's departure, that makes just six for next season (unless more sign). My question for all current and former IndyCar officials, teams, drivers and execs is why did you even split in 1995?  Tony George made the ignorant move to split to his own series starting in 1996 and formed what was then called the IRL...

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