There will be no Grand Prix of Baltimore in 2014 and 2015.
Organizers say attendance and sponsorship saw a significant increase, but scheduling conflicts have led to the cancelling of the event in Baltimore for at least the next two years.
"After a successful visit to Baltimore, which included record attendance, we are disappointed that our schedules will not align to host an event in 2014," said Mark Miles, chief executive officer, Hulman & Co., the parent company of INDYCAR. "This was simply a matter of trying to find the best date that worked for all parties, since Labor Day weekend was not an option in 2014. We are thankful to the City of Baltimore, Race On and Andretti Sports Marketing for their support and enthusiasm for the event over the years."
Grand Prix of Baltimore organizers say attendance was up to 153,000 this year, up from 131,000 in 2012. The total economic impact of the event of the last three years is estimated at $130 million. Revenue reports for 2013 have not yet been finalized.
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