Release of 2017 INDYCAR schedule draws plenty of social praise

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Thursday's release 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule drew plenty of praise -- both for how early it was announced and the content of the events themselves.

A number of those in the INDYCAR community took to social media to pronounce their approval. Below are a few samples:

That’s what I’m talking about! Nice job by #IndyCar on keeping the continuity and adding @GatewayMSP to 2017 sched! https://t.co/nKIl44BVYX

Us when we found out @IndyCar was coming back for the next two years. #IndyCarGP 🏎 pic.twitter.com/xUUK2zaDah

If you’re an @indycar fan you must be excited. Next year is the first step in a great future plan thanks to @JayRFrye and team! Can’t wait👍🏻

Great job by @IndyCar - a schedule like this is what makes this series a well rounded championship. https://t.co/7QYiBP5dZG

Otherwise, literally 0 ?s with the '17 schedule. It's all the things #IndyCar fans - and insiders/teams - have longed for for years.

Props to @IndyCar for getting the 2017 schedule out so early this year. Really helps out

A recap of the announcement in St. Louis welcoming Gateway Motorsports Park back to the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule can be seen here:

Also, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was pleased to announce the multi-year extension that Watkins Glen International reached with INDYCAR to bring the Verizon IndyCar Series back to the historic upstate road course past this year. Watch his announcement here:


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