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Circuit of The Americas today announced that the American Le Mans Series is the newest addition to the its calendar, with the first ALMS race scheduled to take place in the spring of 2013. "Our vision is to bring premier sports and entertainment programming to Circuit of The Americas and to partner with motorsports organizations that put a premium on innovation, fan experience and environmental sustainability," said Circuit President Steve Sexton. "The American Le Mans Series-with its highly competitive, customer-focused programming and its well-known commitment to Green Racing-certainly fits that vision. The ALMS at Circuit of The Americas will include an endurance race, which will be another thrilling experience for fans. We know ALMS fans to be extremely loyal and engaged, and we look forward to showing them a great time in Central Texas." More than 25 million U.S. fans follow the American Le Mans Series, which also has a growing following in Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. All Series races are broadcast by the ABC and ESPN2 television networks and across the ESPN3 online distribution portal. "The opportunity to partner with the Circuit of The Americas to bring North America's premier sports car racing series to fans across Texas, at what is going to be one of the finest road racing facilities in the world, is a natural fit for all involved," said ALMS President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Atherton. "The addition of Circuit of The Americas to our schedule will be very well received by our fans and stakeholders alike. We know we have a lot of ALMS fans in Texas, and for our teams, manufacturers and sponsors, Austin and the surrounding region represent an important new business market."
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