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Changing schedule could keep IndyCar on right track

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Less than a month after the season opener was canceled, IndyCar Series chief Mark Miles outlined a new vision for scheduling Tuesday that includes more races, fit perfectly between football seasons in hopes of adding interest and fans.

"We know that in the past whatever our average (television) ratings declined 30 percent after Labor Day and we know why," said Miles, the CEO of Hulman & Co.

College football and the NFL, the ratings king of sports, dominate the airwaves in September and October. So rather than compete against football, Miles believes the smarter play is to fill in the gap.

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