Patrick Dempsey

Grand Prix of Baltimore faces schedule shift in 2014

The conclusion of the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore on Sunday night meant that life would soon return to normal on the two miles of downtown streets used for the three days of racing.

The question looming over the finish line on Pratt Street is whether the event itself will return in 2014.

It appears that those involved — from drivers and team owners to fans and local organizers to city and state officals — hope the IZOD IndyCar Series will be back for a fourth year next summer.

Though another date on the calendar has to be found, most involved believe that open-wheel racecars will roar again.

"I think it's the highest standard of our street races," Hulman...