Hulman and Company president and CEO Mark Miles has confirmed that the Verizon IndyCar Series are looking into several options for at least one international race for the 2019 season.
The Verizon IndyCar Series returns to Portland later this year and with the prospect of McLaren and Fernando Alonso coming into the series in 2019, the series could potentially have a race in Europe however, legendary team owner Roger Penske believes that it could prove to be too costly to ship freight outside of North America and that the sport should build its reputation within the US market.
IndyCar has had races outside of North America over the years in the UK, Australia and Japan all of which are no longer on the calendar however the Verizon IndyCar Series is going from strength to strength.
In 2017 when Fernando Alonso competed in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, Mark Miles headed to Europe to promote the Verizon IndyCar Series.
The British Grand Prix could be in jeopardy at the Silverstone circuit and that could open the door for a series like IndyCar to come in a do a deal to race there. In any case the next few months are going to be extremely interesting both on and off the track in the Verizon IndyCar Series.