Here's some quotes Jenna Fryer got from Roger Penske concerning the schedule.
"I don't think we need 20 races. We need 15-16 races that are events in the right markets. And some ovals."
"We understand there is going to be a race in Houston. I like Houston, we can run at Reliant Park."
Penske wants more US races, permanent cities: "I haven't seen anyone calling up wanting to write a big check to go to China."
Penske says Canada and Mexico .. "north America" ... Is best for #indycar in terms of luring new fans, getting media coverage.
Penske wants 1/3 ovals, 1/3 street courses, 1/3 road courses but "the key thing is to run here in the U.S." #indycar
And a few other tidbits
Speeds @ Indy? "only way you or I can tell the difference between 230 or 220 or 216 is by looking at a # on the scoreboard," says RPenske
RPenske says "I sure hope another engine manufacturer steps in if Lotus drops out" and GM and Honda will step up if there's a supply issue