The Detroit News reported Thursday that, with Birmingham businessman Roger Penske leading the bid, Detroit officials expected to hear Friday the city could be among those on next year's 17-race Indy Racing League's schedule.
Penske told the newspaper the non-profit downtown Detroit Partnership would be the race promoter.
The News said the city was looking at next Sept. 2 for IndyCar racing to return to Detroit.
Detroit had been a regular stop for the tour from 1992 through 2001
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