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OCTOBER 15, 2004

United States GP will be June 19

The United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis will be held on June 19 next year, despite the doubt created by the Formula 1 calendar issued by the FIA.

"While it surprised us, it doesn't concern us," Speedway spokesman Ron Green told The Indianapolis Star newspaper. "The only two people who have to agree on a date - Tony George and Bernie Ecclestone - have agreed on June 19."

Green said that the Speedway recently got approval from FOM to begin manufacturing merchandise and mailing ticket renewals with June 19 as the date.

"We're not sure why it was listed as 'to be confirmed' and we won't speculate why," Green said.