JUNE 23, 2004
US Grand Prix date set for 2005
The United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis is set for the weekend of June 19 next year, the same weekend as this year's successful event. There had been fears that a switch from September would hit the attendance at the Speedway but the Grand Prix attracted a crowd of around 120,000 on race day and nearly a quarter of a million over the four-day event. This was particularly impressive given that the race took place only three weeks after the Indianapolis 500. The organizers reported that there was a notable increase in the number of NASCAR fans who decided to take a look at Grand Prix racing, which is a very promising trend for the F1 fraternity.
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