Las Vegas Motor Speedway and IndyCar officials have decided to focus on a potential return of the IZOD IndyCar Series to the 1.5-mile superspeedway at LVMS in 2013.

The series was scheduled to race at the speedway on Oct. 14, 2012, but both the speedway and IndyCar have agreed that more testing is needed before the series returns to LVMS. IndyCar will debut a newly-designed car beginning with the 2012 season.

"The IndyCar Series is in the midst of extensive research into the suitability of Indy Cars racing at our speedway," said LVMS President Chris Powell. “We believe it's in everyone’s best interest to give the experts at IndyCar as much time as possible to compile their findings and conduct tests with the new car here at the speedway before we host another IndyCar event. We are very hopeful that the Indy Cars will return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2013.”

The next major event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the annual NASCAR Weekend March 9-11 featuring the Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series event and Stratosphere Pole Day.