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Plans scrapped for IndyCar race on streets of Boston

FILE - In this May 21, 2015, file photo, City of Boston chief of economic development John Barros, right, and tourism, sports and entertainment director Ken Brissette, left, examine an IndyCar mockup following a news conference in Boston announcing the inaugural Grand Prix of Boston scheduled for 2016. Organizers of the race, which had been planned for Labor Day weekend this year and again each year through 2020, told the open wheel circuit Friday, April 29, 2016, that they have scratched plans to bring a race to the city. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

FILE - In this May 21, 2015, file photo, City of Boston chief of economic development John Barros, right, and tourism, sports and entertainment director Ken Brissette, left, examine an IndyCar mockup following a news conference in Boston announcing the inaugural Grand Prix of Boston scheduled for 2016. Organizers of the race, which had been planned for Labor Day weekend this year and again each year through 2020, told the open wheel circuit Friday, April 29, 2016, that they have scratched plans to bring a race to the city. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)  (The Associated Press)

Organizers are scrapping plans for an IndyCar race on the streets of Boston.

John Casey, president of the Grand Prix of Boston, told The Boston Globe on Friday that the relationship between promoters and the city isn't working.

The race was scheduled for the Labor Day weekend in the city's Seaport District. Organizers had hoped to construct a temporary street course around the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Mayor Martin Walsh and organizers signed an agreement last May calling for annual races for up to five years.

Opponents argued the race would have negative impacts to the environment and neighborhood safety.

Casey said organizers are hoping to hold the race in a backup city in the Northeast.

He said promoters have had contact with two other cities, one of which is in New England.

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