Scheduled IndyCar race on streets of Boston canceled

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

BOSTON (AP) First the 2024 Olympics. Now an IndyCar race is pulling out of Boston before it even began.

Organizers of the Grand Prix of Boston, which had been planned for Labor Day weekend this year and again each year through 2020, told the open wheel circuit Friday that they have scratched plans to bring a race to the city. Like the Olympics before it, the IndyCar race ran into public opposition and a wavering commitment from local leaders.

Mark Miles, the president and CEO of Hulman & Company, which owns the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar circuit, said in an interview with The Associated Press that the promoter "is throwing in the towel."

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