Laguna Seca to Return to INDYCAR Schedule

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The track last hosted an IndyCar Race in 2004. The track last hosted an IndyCar Race in 2004.
MONTEREY, Calif. -

Indianapolis-based INDYCAR is continuing to add to its schedule for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The series says drivers will return to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California for what will be the final race of the 2019 season.

The Monterey County Board of Supervisors, which oversees operation of the track, has approved a three-year agreement to bring the IndyCar Series to northern California. The new race will take place the weekend of September 20, 2019.

The road course, located near Monterrey, California, hosted IndyCar races from 1983 until 2004 and served as the season finale from 1989 to 1996.

"I can't imagine a more attractive destination location for INDYCAR's season finale," Miles said. "Monterey is a place people want to be, and we will bring all of our guests. I think it's a great choice for us."

INDYCAR says the remainder of the 2019 schedule will be announced at a later date. The race will be broadcast by NBC Sports Group as part of a new deal with INDYCAR announced in March. Jim Miller, president of programming for NBC Sports and NBCSN, praised the choice to end the season at Laguna Seca.

"We commend INDYCAR for returning to Laguna Seca, a historic track and an inspired place for the 2019 season finale," Miller said. "The 2019 season will be our first as the exclusive media rights partner of INDYCAR, and we could not be more pleased to broadcast the championship from beautiful Monterrey."

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