The Canadian Press agency reports IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard as saying "several promoters" are interested in a running a race at the Milwaukee Mile next season, and the agency suggests that it could come as a replacement for Chicagoland Speedway.
Milwaukee withdrew from hosting major racing events this year after previous track promoters ran into financial problems and the Wisconsin State Fair Park board of directors could not find a suitable replacement. The Mile began hosting auto racing events in 1903, and has held IndyCar and the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck series in recent years.
"I think that we have a tremendous fan base that feels like we left them behind, and I think that this is a step forward to make sure tradition stays a part of IndyCar," Bernard told the Canadian Press, which added that while Bernard has has held meetings with representatives from track ownership group International Speedway Corp. about IndyCar's future at Chicagoland, but he didn't sound optimistic.
"ISC has its primary objectives and IndyCar has its primary objectives, and I'm not sure if we're all on the same page right now," Bernard said. "But we still have a great relationship with ISC going forward, and we're still trying to figure out what that would be."