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Latest Eddie Gossage Items
The IndyCar race in China on Aug. 19 was officially canceled Wednesday and series CEO Randy Bernard must now find another event for the second half of the season.
After all the hand-wringing about racing at Texas Motor Speedway, the return of IndyCar to a high-banked oval ended up as a safe, sound event with an exciting finish and surprising winner in Justin Wilson.
Will Power was busy trying to hold off his teammate from passing him for the lead on the final restart in the IndyCar race at Texas when he realized Tony Kanaan was trying to get underneath him.
With no deal in place for IndyCar to return to Texas Motor Speedway in 2013, Saturday night's 24th race could be the last for the series.
The tension surrounding Texas Motor Speedway began in the offseason, when drivers still reeling from the death of Dan Wheldon questioned the compatibility of IndyCar and high-banked ovals.
Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says he did not hear from a single IndyCar Series driver with concerns about how the fence is constructed at the fast oval.
Several IndyCar drivers dismissed any notion of boycotting Texas Motor Speedway, and said the entire issue has been blown out of proportion.
IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said there has been no talk of a driver boycott at Texas Motor Speedway, and the series will race there as planned this season.
The IndyCar Series won't return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway next season, and its future at the track depends in part on what it learns from the investigation into Dan Wheldon's fatal accident.