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USGP boss downplays significance of NASCAR clash

The organisers of the F1 United States Grand Prix at Austin in Texas have attempted to downplay the fact that next year's third running of the event will clash with a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.The conflict has come about after the date for the event at the Circuit of the Americas was moved from November 9 to November 2, a change confirmed on Wednesday when the World Motor Sport Council ratified the 2014 F1 calendar.“F1 race organisers set race dates and locations according to a global calendar with incredible scheduling and logistical considerations,” COTA chairman Bobby Epstein explained in a statement issued after the change of date was made public.“We are...
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