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Barber set for 2010 IndyCar schedule.

As expected, Barber Motorsports Park looks set to be confirmed as part of the 2010 IndyCar Series schedule when IRL officials unveil their plans at this weekend's Kentucky Speedway round.

Although not yet officially confirmed by the series, Alabama's Birmingham News broke ranks to reveal that the circuit had signed a three-year deal for IndyCars to return after a successful pre-season test earlier this year.

It is expected that the picturesque road course will take up an early-season slot, potentially round three on 11 April, and could team up with the Grand-Am Rolex Series, which organisers are hoping to move from a troubled July slot. The circuit would only be required to erect debris fencing to bring it up to standard for the IRL.

Grand-Am officials have apparently expressed some doubts about moving the Porsche 250 event to second slot on their calendar, but the IndyCar Series says it has no problem sharing track time with the sportscars.

"We have no issue whatsoever," the IRL's Terry Angstadt said. "We're all about putting together a good show. We know there are lots of motorsports fans in the south-east, and this fills in a nice spot for us there."


Tagged as: 2010 , calendar , schedule , Barber

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Entrance to Barber Motorsport Park   [pic credit: IRL/Payne]
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Carlos Munoz ahead of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Charlie Kimball on course during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Eric Anderson for IndyCar Media)
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Juan Pablo Montoya during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Juan Pablo Montoya ahead of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Jack Hawksworth in action during practice for the 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Eric Anderson for IndyCar Media)
Jack Hawksworth reviews data with his team after practice at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Jack Hawksworth in action during practice for the 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Eric Anderson for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson in action during practice for the 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Eric Anderson for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson on pit lane during practice for the 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Eric Anderson for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson in action during practice for the 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Eric Anderson for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway on pitlane prior to practice for the 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway on course during practice for the 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay poses with the #28 Andretti Autosport team after winning the 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay poses with his trophy after winning the 2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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