Eager to return to a historically significant track that consistently delivers competitive racing, IndyCar drivers enthusiastically welcomed the Milwaukee Mile back to the series schedule this year.
Now they're hoping fans feel the same way and turn out for the Milwaukee IndyFest, a two-day event highlighted by Saturday's race that is being promoted by former driver and current IndyCar team owner Michael Andretti.
It's a lifeline for a track that has hosted racing events since 1903 but has fallen on hard financial times after several different promoter groups piled up big debts and bad feelings. Driver Dario Franchitti says Milwaukee says, "in order to build IndyCar racing back to where it needs to be, we need places like this."
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