The Baltimore Grand Prix is will roll out for August of 2011.
Something called "The Baltimore Racing Development" formally announced that the city will be part of the IZOD IndyCar Series. It will take place on a 2.4-mile street circuit around the city's downtown Inner Harbor area.
The race will be the Indianapolis-based league's only event in the mid-Atlantic region.
The announcement was made after a Baltimore City Council resolution and a vote by the Maryland Stadium Authority to formally throw support behind the idea of the race.
This comes a few days after Austin, Texas was added to the schedule- to the tune of an 8-figure backing.
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