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Schedule quirk dooms open-wheel racing at MIS -- for now

Michigan International Speedway wants an IndyCar race. The IRL wants to race at MIS. Then why might Sunday's Firestone Indy 400 be the open-wheel swan song at Irish Hills?

Updated: August 2, 2007, 1:33 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

There's a strong possibility that this weekend's Firestone Indy 400 (Sunday, noon ET, ESPN2) will be the last opportunity for fans to catch open-wheel racing action at Michigan International Speedway.

MIS President Roger Curtis made the decision to drop the IndyCar Series from his track's 2008 schedule when he and Indy Racing League officials were unable to agree on a date.

And although Curtis and IRL officials left the door open for open-wheel racing to return to ...

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