NOVEMBER 6, 2001
CART announces 2002 calendar
These races have changed considerably, however, with Nazareth, Detroit, Houston and Michigan all dropping for the schedule. There are new races in Montreal and Denver.
The series will have the entire month of May off because most of the teams will be busy preparing for the Indianapolis 500, run by the rival Indy Racing League series. The schedule after that is intense as CART tries to make the most of a two-month deal with the CBS network. In order to take advantage of the TV coverage the traditional end of season event at Laguna Seca has moved to June 9 (which will clash with the Canadian GP). There are only a limited number of clashes with other Grands Prix, including July 7 (when the British GP will clash with Toronto), August 18 (Hungary/Road America), September 1 (Belgium/Denver) and October 13 (Japan/Mexico City). The Rockingham race in Britain will take place on Saturday, September 14, the day before the Italian GP at Monza.