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Detroit race still lacking sponsorship

Updated: July 31, 2009, 12:22 PM ET
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DETROIT -- There's no Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix this year, and organizers say the troubled economy means the race is off again in 2010. They say the event could resume in 2011 if conditions improve.

"This continues to be a challenging time to secure sponsorship to produce a world-class sporting event," race chairman Bud Denker said Friday.

In addition, Richmond International Raceway announced it would not serve as host to an IndyCar race in 2010.

The 2009 Detroit Belle Isle ...

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