Amid questions about the future of the IndyCar Series race at Watkins Glen beyond this year, IndyCar's president of commercial affairs Terry Angstadt told the Elmira, N.Y. Star Gazette
that the series has several events in play for next year, although it hopes to maintain a 17-race calendar, and possibly go up to 18.
"Our preference, and our team and manufacturers' preference, is to keep it at 17," he said.
With the 2011 schedule set to include new events at Baltimore and New Hampshire Speedway, Angstadt admitted that some current events would have to be dropped to meet the desired total.
"We've got a number of moving parts, right now," he said. "There are scenarios where there are three or four changes for venues and others that are only a couple (events dropped). Essentially, we are talking about two right now."
He declined to identify those tracks until the schedule is officially announced during the first week of August.
"At this point, it does an existing event a disservice to tell them we aren't coming there again," Angstadt said.