Why the surprise over CART dropping Michigan from next year's schedule? Isn't this what CART has done since it was founded in 1979? When CART was formed, the vast majority of drivers were from the US, and most events were at ovals in the US, which is what Champ Car racing had been since the 1930's. Since then, the number of events at ovals have steadily decreased (remember Trenton, Pocono, Ontario, Texas World Speedway, etc.), and the number of road course or street/parking lot (aka "temporary") courses have increased. The famous American drivers such as Al & Bobby Unser, Rutherford, Sneva, Mears, Foyt, Andretti, Dallenbach, etc. have been replaced with the Foreign Legion from Brazil, Canada, Mexico, etc. Is it any wonder that NASCAR is now regarded more highly in this country? I was a kid back then, but in the 60's & 70's Champ Car drivers were well known, and considered the equal (or better) than NASCAR stars. today, one can barely name any of the CART "Stars". I would not be surprised if Milwaukee follows shortly in departing the CART fold, because CART's Continuing Abandonment of Race Tracks (ovals) has been ongoing.