The new Indy Racing League will schedule its season over parts of two calendar years in order to end its championship competition annually with the Indianapolis 500.
The IRL, the creation of Speedway president Tony George, will make its debut Jan. 27 with the Indy 200 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. The only other races during its inaugural season will be the Phoenix 200 on March 24 and the Indianapolis 500 on May 26.
A new 1996-97 racing season will begin after that, starting Aug. 18 with the New England 200 at Loudon, N.H. The only other race scheduled at this time is the Las Vegas 200 on Sept. 15, 1996.
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