- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 28, 2011

DES MOINES, IOWA (AP) - IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard says the series is looking into the possibility of holding a doubleheader at Iowa Speedway next season that would award full championship points for each race.

Bernard told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he spoke with Iowa Speedway president Jerry Jauron over the weekend about hosting races on Saturday night and the following Sunday in 2012.

IndyCar brought back doubleheaders this year at Texas for the first time in major open-wheel racing in 30 years. Each of those races were only worth half the points, though, and qualifying for the second event was set by a blind draw.

Bernard says the move would cut down costs for fans and balance the schedule between road and oval courses.

Iowa drew over 35,000 for Saturday night’s race, selling out its grandstand seats, and TV ratings were up 35 percent from its 2010 event.