According to a report by the Baltimore Bushiness Journal, the Baltimore Grand Prix will not be held for the next 2 IndyCar seasons.
“Race On will not be able to participate in hosting the race going forward,” said J.P. Grant, a partner in Race On LLC. “Everyone involved in this matter has worked diligently and of good faith to make it happen. We explored every possible option.”
Due to INDYCAR looking to end the 2014 season before Labor Day, Baltimore was going to have to be moved around. Regardless, the race would have had to be moved from Labor Day weekend for next year due to scheduling conflicts in the Baltimore area. The Fox Baltimore affiliate reports that in 2014 an Ohio State-Navy football game held at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium, and in 2015 an American Legion Convention will take place.
Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles also released this statement:
”After a successful visit to Baltimore, which included record attendance, we are disappointed that our schedules will not align to host an event in 2014. This was simply a matter of trying to find the best date that worked for all parties, since Labor Day weekend was not an option in 2014. We are thankful to the city of Baltimore, Race On and Andretti Sports Marketing for their support and enthusiasm for the event over the years. We continue to finalize our 2014 schedule and anticipate announcing it prior to the end of our 2013 season.”