IndyCar to run 17 races over 5 months next season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) IndyCar will have 17 races next season and two new venues as part of a 2015 schedule that begins on a street course in Brazil in March and wraps up at the end of August on the road course at Sonoma.

The schedule features six ovals, six road courses and four temporary street circuits.

IndyCar will open in Brasilia on March 8. The next race is March 29 at St. Petersburg, Florida, followed by the series’ first visit to New Orleans in April.

The stop in Toronto has been moved from July to June 14 and Fontana, site of the last three season finales, is now June 27.

Pocono was moved from the July 4 weekend to Aug. 23, followed by the Aug. 30 finale at Sonoma.