CART Announces Chicago and Rockingham Ovals Shortened to Two-Day Events
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To increase the excitement surrounding events

In a continuing effort to support teams competing in the CART FedEx Championship Series, Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. will shorten race weekend formats for Round 7 in Chicago and Round 15 in England from three-day to two-day events.

"The decision on Chicago and Rockingham was made not only to assist our teams with cost cutting issues, but to increase the excitement surrounding our events with two days of non-stop Champ Car action," said CART Vice President of Racing Operations John Lopes. "Implementing this new format further supports our commitment to our teams and focus on growing the CART FedEx Championship Series."

The CART Grand Prix of Chicago at Chicago Motor Speedway will be contested the weekend of June 29-30, with practice and qualifying on Saturday and warm-up and the race on Sunday in the new two-day format, rather than the traditional three-day event. The CART Grand Prix of Chicago airs live on CBS Sunday, June 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

The weekend schedule for the Rockingham 500 CART FedEx Championship Series race at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, England September 13-14 will be a two-day event as well, only with practice and qualifying on Friday and warm-up and the race on Saturday. The Rockingham 500 airs live on SPEED Channel Saturday, September 14 at 8:30 am ET.

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