Menstuff® has compiled the following information on the IRL
schedule for 2007. See also ALMS
The IRL released the schedule for 2007 with seventeen races. (Start/Finish/Qual Speed/Laps/XL/LL/Status)
April 29 - Kansas
KS 1.5-mile oval
(21 14 208.256 194 0 0 Running)
IRL May 27 - Indy 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway IN, 2.5-mile oval (29 31 0.000 65 0 0 Accident )
IRL June 3 - The Milwaukee Mile , West Allis, WI 1-mile oval (Did not race.)
IRL June 9 - Texas Motor Speedway , TX 1.5-mile oval (Night) (19 11 207.626 221 0 0 Running)
IRL June 24 - Iowa Speedway, .875-mile oval (19 18 175.227 60 0 0 Handling)
IRL June 30 - Richmond International Raceway , VA, .75-mile oval (Night) (19 19 0.000 79 0 0 Handling)
IRL July 8 - Watkins Glen International Raceway , NY, 3.37-mile road course (Did not race)
IRL July 14 - Nashville Superspeedway , TN 1.33-mile oval (Night) (Did not race)
IRL July 22 - Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course , Lexington, OH, 2.258-mile road course (Did not race)
IRL August 5 - Michigan International Speedway , MI 2-mile oval (19 19 212.901 43 0 0 Mechanical)
IRL August 11 - Kentucky Speedway , KY 1.5-mile oval (Night) (Did not race)
IRL August 26 - Infineon Raceway , Sonoma, CA 2.4-mile road course (Did not race)
IRL Sept. 2 - The Raceway at Belle Isle, Streets of Detroit, MI, 2.096-mile street course (Did not race)
IRL September 9 - Chicagoland Speedway , IL 1.5-mile oval (22 15 206.006 184 0 0 Running)
The Indy Racing League will switch its race at Kansas Speedway from July to late April next year as a buildup to the start of practice for the Indianapolis 500.
The July slot vacated by Kansas instead will be used for a road race at Watkins Glen, and a feasibility test eventually could produce an IRL race at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR's most famous track.
The earlier date for Kansas would provide cooler weather and a more comfortable atmosphere for fans, 70 percent of whom had voiced support for the switch, said track president Jeff Boerger. Having a race the July 4 holiday week at Watkins Glen, meanwhile, would enhance the upstate New York area's attractiveness to summertime tourists, said president Craig Rust.
Barnhart said moving the Kansas race to one week before the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opens for practice would fill a seven-week gap in which the only race the past two years has been in Japan.
"The race at Twin Ring Motegi is also an important event for us because of our partners at Honda and Firestone," he said. "But it is difficult to get the mainstream media to follow you when you're on the other side of the planet, and we kind of disappear off the radar screen for the 10 or 12 days that we're over on the other side.
"It certainly gets us back into the mainstream media and the public eye the week before practice opens for the Indianapolis 500."