IndyCar returning to Milwaukee in 2013

Even before all the fans had made their way to the seats for

Saturday’s rain-delayed IndyCar race at the Milwaukee Mile, race

promoter Michael Andretti had an announcement to make about the

event’s future.

Speaking on the track’s public address system, Andretti told the

crowd that IndyCar would be back to Milwaukee in 2013.

Andretti Sports Marketing announced that next year’s race would

be held June 14-15 next year, with tickets going on sale

Sunday.

The announcement provides some stability for the historic but

financially troubled Milwaukee track. After not holding any major

racing events in 2010, Milwaukee hosted an IndyCar race in 2011 but

drew a lackluster crowd. Milwaukee originally was left off the 2012

IndyCar schedule but was brought back after Andretti agreed to take

over as promoter.