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SPEEDWAY, Ind. — The NTT IndyCar Series is once again shaking up its schedule in order make sure the series has a full season.

On Monday, IndyCar boss and Penske Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Miles announced that the series is canceling scheduled races at Laguna Seca in California and at Portland International Raceway in Oregon.

“Our race fans have loved the exciting doubleheader action of the NTT IndyCar Series this year at Road America and Iowa Speedway,” Miles said. “We look forward to giving them even more world-class entertainment this season at three of the most exciting racetracks on the calendar.”

No specific reason was given for the cancellations, but coronavirus numbers have been surging in California recently. In Portland, recent protests have turned violent as protesters have been clashing with federal law enforcement officers.

To make up for the canceled races, Miles said the series is adding a second race to its upcoming weekend at the World Wide Technology Raceway at Mid-Ohio.

They are also adding a second race the IndyCar Harvest GP weekend on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in early October.

Miles said the series is committed to running at least 14 races this season.