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Indy-car racing back in Portland? If only ...

Updated: October 17, 2013, 5:18 PM ET
By John Oreovicz

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Every time I visit my father in Portland, it gets me to thinking that the Indy car circuit should still be stopping here.

CART and Champ Car staged Indy car races at Portland International Raceway from 1986 to 2006, and for most of that time, it was a pretty successful event.

Portland is the only major U.S. market I can think of that features a natural terrain road course within 10 minutes of the city center. PIR will never be mistaken for Road ...

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