INDYCAR is expanding its footprint northeast next year. The series has announced the Grand Prix of Boston will run Labor Day weekend in 2016 as part of a multi-year deal. The Verizon IndyCar Series race will take place Sunday, September 4 on a 2.25-mile street course around the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The race marks the first time the series has run an event in the area. The agreement runs through 2020.

Hulman & Co. Chief Executive Officer Mark Miles says bringing an INDYCAR race to the Northeast is an “integral part” of its long-term strategy to increase its fan base. The series says the office of Boston Mayor Mayor Martin Walsh contacted INDYCAR about a year ago, as part of an ongoing effort to bring more high-profile events to the city.

INDYCAR President of Competition and Operations Derrick Walker says he expects “a lot of great racing” at the track, which he says features “at least six passing spots.

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