Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage is confident that the race will remain on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for many years to come despite reports that it could be dropped from the calendar in 2019.
Gossage points to the recent history of the circuit which played host to the closest ever finish in IndyCar history in 2016 when Graham Rahal beat James Hinchcliffe and Tony Kanaan to the win by centimetres.
Gossage has also refuted the idea of Texas hosting two roads of the IndyCar championship with rumors that the Circuit of the Americas in Austin were interested in IndyCar.
Gossage likened that situation to opening a McDonald’s restaurant on a street corner and then the company deciding to open anothwr franchise across the street.
The Texas Motor Speedway president confirmed that has spojen to Bobby Epstein who runs COTA and he said that COTA officials are not impressed with Formula One’s planned Miami Grand Prix and this is is a situation Gossage do not want to happen in IndyCar.
Gossage has also said he is working with IndyCar officials to change the date of the Texas race so that it runs directly after the Indianapolis 500.
Gossage abd his time are monitoring the situation with Detroit as there are serious question marks surrounding the future of the Belle Isle Grand Prix.