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IndyCar official says NASCAR/IndyCar doubleheader a longshot

Over the past few months the once wild idea of a NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader has been percolating throughout the motorsports industry as executives from both series have publicly acknowledged discussing the concept.

But earlier this week, Mark Miles poured some cold water over the sizzling hot stove of rumors. The Hulman & Co. CEO characterized the idea of a same-weekend racing event co-hosted by North America’s top sanctioning bodies “a longshot.”

“I’m not opposed to it, but I don’t know if I feel like there is a lot of momentum (behind it),” Miles told IndyStar. “It’s certainly not a new idea. I haven’t had any direct conversations with (NASCAR) about it recently, so we’re not any closer to getting it done than we were previously.

“I think making it happen is a bit of a longshot.”

Indianapolis Star