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Indianapolis has considered use of road course

After seeing the stand-out success of last season’s road course/oval layout at Charlotte Motor Speedway, could a similar concept be deployed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway down the road?

In short, maybe.

“We have considered the road course and we still continue to talk about it,” IMS track president J. Douglas Boles said Sunday morning ahead of the 2019 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard.

“I think the challenge for us, especially with respect to the Monster Energy (NASCAR Cup Series), is where we’re really an oval brand and the Monster Energy Cup is really an oval brand and … what makes running here special is winning on the oval where Ray Harroun won, where AJ Foyt won, where Wilbur Shaw, you can just go through the list of names, where Jeff Gordon won. That’s what really makes this special.”