These races had been aired on ESPN and ABC. In a new deal, Versus will get to air those races, as well as their reruns, for the next 10 years.
ABC will keep the Indianapolis 500--where it has been for 44 years-- until 2012. ABC will also air four other IndyCar Series races annually under its new deal.
ESPN will now run five Indy Racing League races, which will also be shown on ESPN's international networks and across all ESPN digital platforms.