Apparently, the Oklahoma City powers that be have granted permissions to IndyCar for scouting their city to find the perfect street-track for an upcoming race.

Those who are fans, or have been around long enough might remember, this isn't the first time professional car racing has flirted with the idea of an OKC street race.

Back in 2010, the city took quite a public bashing for refusing an IndyCar race due to the street improvement requirements. All said, it would have cost taxpayers almost $7million to create a worthy track. OKC also balked at a deal with the American Le Mans Series back in 2011, but no reason behind the decision was ever clarified.

The prospected race wouldn't be considered until much later, 2017-2018, but the recommended and required street improvements IndyCar comes up with while scouting will have time to reach a vote.

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