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IRL TV rating down at Kentucky

August 11, 2008
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The television ratings for the Indy Racing League race at Kentucky Speedway continue downward. The have been cut in half since 2006. This year, the Nielsen overnight rating for Saturday’s race was .43, meaning...
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Olympics scoring record viewership

August 11, 2008
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The medallists aren’t the only ones smiling at the Beijing Olympics. Officials for NBC are absolutely giddy. After two nights of coverage, NBC is averaging a 16.2 rating and 30 percent U.S. audience...
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IRL title sponsor hunt on track

August 8, 2008
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After signing a new television deal with cable channel Versus, Indy Racing League officials are still confident they can ink a title sponsor by year’s end. Sources close to negotiations said there are five...
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IRL TV deal raises questions

August 7, 2008
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The deal the Indy Racing League got from Versus cable channel to air its races starting next season, is so good, league officials said during a conference call today, it prompted them to abandon the remaining year they had to...
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Are Colts QB shopping?

August 7, 2008
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Chad Pennington is no Peyton Manning. He’s no Jim Sorgi either. Pennington is expected to be traded or released today by the New York Jets, who just acquired Brett Favre from the Green...
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Simon puts prints on Pacers

August 6, 2008
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Herb Simon’s proclamation yesterday that Indiana Pacers’ point guard Jamaal Tinsley must go, raised a few eyebrows here in the Hoosier Heartland. Just a few months ago, you couldn’t get the team’s co-owner...
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Nikon deal helps IRL in Australia

August 6, 2008
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Officials for Nikon yesterday announced they signed a deal to be the title sponsor the Indy Racing League race in Australia in October. The race in Surfers Paradise will be called the Nikon Indy...
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New stadium's food vendor for sale

August 5, 2008
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The company city officials hired to handle general concession sales and premium dining at Lucas Oil Stadium could be sold before serving its first hot dog at the 63,000-seat venue set to open...
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Favre's return spurs Colts question

August 4, 2008
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Brett Favre is returning to Green Bay today to play for the Packers. This after Packers brass offered to pay him $20 million to stay away. This got me thinking. Which of the Indianapolis Colts that has retired or otherwise left ...
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IU names Crean to AD search team

August 1, 2008
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Indiana University President Michael McRobbie announced this afternoon that the school has formed a 13-person search committee to find a replacement for athletic director Rick Greenspan. The search committee will include faculty members, administrators and alumni. The search committee will be...
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Tracy, Subway could be back in IRL

August 1, 2008
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Open-wheel race driver Paul Tracy may not be done this year on the Indy Racing League circuit. This morning, Walker Racing officials told IBJ they continue to work with Subway Restaurants and other...
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Tour victory rolls out of Speedway

July 31, 2008
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Carlos Sastre’s Tour de France victory was cemented in Paris July 27, but the wheels that carried him to victory were made in Speedway. While Zipp Speed Weaponry has been providing high-end bicycle wheels...
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IRL works on schedule, TV deal

July 30, 2008
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At 2 p.m. today, IRL officials are expected to unveil their 2009 schedule. Motorsports sources tell IBJ there will be 18 races next year (10 ovals and eight road courses), with the Nashville...
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Threat of Crean's exodus moves IU

July 29, 2008
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Indiana University is making me look pretty smart these days. And it has nothing to do with the degree I earned there almost 20 years ago. Three weeks ago I was asked on a...
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Tony, tires, Danica make news

July 28, 2008
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The big stories in the world of motorsports have been coming at such a high rate of speed, it’s been difficult to keep up. The long weekend kicked off with Tony Stewart getting into an altercation with a U.S. Auto Club...
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Big crowds greet IRL in Edmonton

July 25, 2008
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The Indy Racing League’s foray into Edmonton is looking good. Sources on the ground there for this weekend’s race report that IRL race signage and promotional material posted by city officials is evident along streets,...
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IRL drafts off NASCAR

July 25, 2008
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Tony George’s open-wheel racing enterprise has gotten a boost from its fendered brethren that few outside racing circles are aware of. So powerful is the connection between NASCAR and the...
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Indians hit home run with sponsors

July 24, 2008
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At a time when many professional sports teams and properties are seeing their revenue drop in the wake of a rocky economy, the Indianapolis Indians this year have seen a nearly 18 percent...
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Jackets required for grand opening

July 24, 2008
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Fear not. If you didn’t get your free ticket to tour the Indianapolis Colts’ new home venue, there’s still a way to get a sneak peak—at a steep price. And this event is...
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Danica Patrick vs. Milka Duno

July 23, 2008
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If you haven’t seen the video of Saturday's altercation between Indy Racing League drivers Danica Patrick and Milka Duno, you can go to YouTube. More than 600,000 people have watched it since...
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IUPUI's Hunter delivers on promise

July 22, 2008
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IUPUI men’s basketball Coach Ron Hunter is making good on a promise he made in January to personally deliver shoes to the poorest of the poor. Thursday, Hunter and members of the Jaguars team...
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AAA to sponsor MotoGP event

July 21, 2008
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AAA Hoosier Motor Club today finalized a three-year deal with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, making AAA Hoosier Insurance a primary sponsor of the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP event on Sept. 14...
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Five finalists for IRL title sponsor

July 21, 2008
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Indy Racing League officials searching for a title sponsor have their short list narrowed to five companies. Subway restaurants and Eastman Kodak head the list, according to league sources. There are also two technology...
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NASCAR sponsors eyeing IRL

July 18, 2008
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Subway restaurants won’t be the last NASCAR sponsor racing to the Indy Racing League, according to motorsports marketing experts. An idea that seemed laughable a year or two ago is now reality. Subway, a big-time NASCAR sponsor, this week announced it...
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Time to say adios to Bush Stadium

July 17, 2008
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Yankee Stadium, the House that Ruth Built, the home of 26 World Series Champions, a pillar of the Big Apple since 1923, will be demolished next spring. Yet Indianapolis refuses to put Bush Stadium...
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  1. I think the poster was being sarcastic and only posting or making fun of what is usually posted on here about anything being built in BR or d'town for that matter.

  2. Great news IRL fans: TURBO the IMS sanctioned movie about slugs running the Indy 500 has caught the Securities and Exchange Commission because Dreamworks had to take a $132MILLION write down...because the movie was such a flop. See, the Indy/IMS magic soiled another pair of drawers. Bwahahahahahaha! How's CARTOWN doing? HAHAHAHA...Indy is for losers.

  3. So disappointed in WIBC. This is the last straw to lose a good local morning program. I used to be able to rely on WIBC to give me good local information, news, weather and traffic on my 45 minute commute.Two incidents when I needed local, accurate information regarding severe weather were the first signs I could not now rely on WIBC. I work weekend 12 hour nights for a downtown hospital. This past winter when we had the worst snowfall in my 50 years of life, I came home on a Sunday morning, went to sleep (because I was to go back in Sunday night for another 12 hour shift), and woke up around 1 p.m. to a house with no electricity. I keep an old battery powered radio around and turned on WIBC to see what was going on with the winter storm and the roads and the power outage. Sigh. Only policital stuff. Not even a break in to update on the winter storm warning. The second weather incident occurred when I was driving home during a severe thunderstorm a few months ago. I had already gotten a call from my husband that a tornado warning was just southwest of where I had been. I turned to WIBC to find out what direction the storm was headed so I could figure out a route home, only to find Rush on the air, and again, no breaking away from this stupidity to give me information. Thank God for my phone, which gave me the warning that I was driving in an area where a tornado was seen. Thanks for nothing WIBC. Good luck to you, Steve! We need more of you and not the politics of hatred that WIBC wants to shove at us. Good thing I have Satellite radio.

  4. I read the retail roundup article and tried Burritos and Beers tonight. I'm glad I did, for the food was great. Fresh authentic Mexican food. Great seasoning on the carne asada. A must try!!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. John, unfortunately CTRWD wants to put the tank(s) right next to a nature preserve and at the southern entrance to Carmel off of Keystone. Not exactly the kind of message you want to send to residents and visitors (come see our tanks as you enter our city and we build stuff in nature preserves...

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