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IndyCar adding Road America back to 2016 schedule

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – IndyCar officials announced next year’s schedule will include a race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Practice and qualifying on the 14-turn, 4.048-mile road course will be held June 24-25. The race is set for June 26.

Twenty-five races were held at Road America from 1982-2007, some with the now defunct Champ Car Series — IndyCar’s rival during the open-wheel split.

The schedule released Saturday shows next year’s race will be the first since the two series merged in 2008.

Derrick Walker, IndyCar’s outgoing president of competition, called the venue, built in 1955, a “classic road course” with challenging corners that takes advantage of the natural terrain.

The series had already announced it would hold street race in Boston next season.