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Danica, Dixon nominated for ESPYs

July 2, 2008
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Indy Racing League drivers Danica Patrick and Scott Dixon have been nominated for ESPY awards to be presented July 20 on ESPN. Patrick, the Andretti Green Racing driver who is fifth in the standings...
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Audi, BMW, others interested in IRL

June 30, 2008
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Unification of open-wheel racing is causing quite a stir among engine manufacturers. At a June 25 meeting held by the Indy Racing League, more than 10 engine builders showed up to hear about...
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Racers' beloved helmets heisted

June 25, 2008
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Indy Racing League and one of its partners are offering a bounty to help corral scofflaws who stole several priceless items that series drivers want back. Sinden Racing Service, the locally based company that manages the IRL's Indy Fan Zone, is...
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IRL TV coverage causes static

June 24, 2008
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The June 22 Indy Racing League race at Iowa earned a 1.2 overnight TV rating, according to New York-based Nielsen Media Co., meaning about 1.2 million households nationwide tuned in to watch the...
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Charlie Daniels to play at Brickyard

June 23, 2008
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Country music legends The Charlie Daniels Band will perform July 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway before the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race. Sony BMG Nashville recording artist Craig Morgan will serve as opening act for...
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IRL races into flood-plagued Iowa

June 20, 2008
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Despite flooding which has ravaged the area, officials at the Iowa Speedway—30 miles east of Des Moines—expect the Indy Racing League race there to be sold out Sunday. “Track officials are expecting another strong...
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IRL looks to race into Mexico

June 11, 2008
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Indy Racing League officials were in Mexico City early this week to look at a possible location for a race there, which could be held as early as 2009. It may have to be pushed to 2010, depending on scheduling...
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Air race circuit still eyes Indy

June 5, 2008
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The Detroit Free-Press reported that fans watching last weekend’s Red Bull Air Race World Series along the Detroit River got a “thrill-chill.” The crowd size assembled along the river banks might have thrilled Indianapolis...
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Fisher races to get back on track

June 3, 2008
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Sarah Fisher is speeding ahead with plans to do at least two more Indy Racing League races this season. Despite the defection of two main sponsors and a crash at last month’s Indianapolis 500, Fisher still thinks her team will...
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IRL wins again in Milwaukee

June 2, 2008
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The Indy Racing League is continuing its popularity growth. After a strong month of May in Indianapolis, the IRL saw a 30 percent attendance increase at its race yesterday in Milwaukee, to just more than 30,000. While...
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IRL has new problem, new race

May 29, 2008
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The Indy Racing League has a new problem. Too many cars. Twenty-seven car-driver combos are expected to show up for this weekend’s Milwaukee Mile. The problem is, the short oval only has room for 26...
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There's something about Sarah

May 27, 2008
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People are still fascinated with open-wheel racer Sarah Fisher despite the problems she’s had during the month of May in Indianapolis. Actually, sports marketers think people might be fascinated with her because of the...
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Bottle of milk cool at Indy

May 27, 2008
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College football has the Heisman Trophy, hockey has the Stanley Cup and The Master’s has the green jacket. But none are as cool as the bottle of milk awarded to the winner of...
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Pats fan shown Hoosier hospitality

May 25, 2008
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New Hampshire teen-ager Anna Grant, treated like a villain in the RCA Dome four months ago, is being treated like a queen today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Grant, 14, made news when she...
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Rain doesn't stall Carb Day party

May 23, 2008
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Rain today didn’t dampen attendance at the Indianapolis Motors Speedway. Cars lined up for more than two hours along 16th Street to get in to the famed Brickyard for Carb Day. And crowds did not...
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IRL, Honda sign deal through 2013

May 23, 2008
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Honda and the Indy Racing League officials announced today they have reached a deal to make the Japanese auto maker the engine supplier to the open-wheel racing series through 2013. Honda officials said they still hope IRL officials will bring in...
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Indy 500 teams still lack sponsors

May 23, 2008
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For all the touting of higher television ratings, attendance and series Web site visits, there’s one glaring shortcoming that shows the Indy Racing League still has challenges. Fourteen of the 33 cars that qualified...
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IRL signs 5-year Long Beach deal

May 22, 2008
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Indy Racing League officials today confirmed they have finalized a contract to hold a race in a new, important market next year. The IRL signed a five-year deal with The Grand Prix Association of...
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Little things key to Indy 500 win

May 19, 2008
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They say a picture says a thousand words. This one taken today of the 33 Indy Racing League drivers that qualified for the Indianapolis 500 in New York certainly does. Granted, the drivers were...
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Indy 500 drivers storming N.Y.

May 16, 2008
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The 33 qualifiers for this year’s Indianapolis 500 will race into New York Monday for all-day media blitz that Indy Racing League officials hope will gain international attention. It looks like IRL officials have...
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Rain costing Speedway millions

May 15, 2008
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As the rain falls at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the financial losses mount for the famed Brickyard. So far this month, spectators have seen more activity from the IMS track drying crew than by actual racers. Yesterday, 15 Speedway safety vehicles...
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WEDJ to sponsor super Mario

May 15, 2008
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Locally based WEDJ-FM 107.1, also known as Radio Latina, yesterday announced its sponsorship of Mario Dominguez, the driver of the Pacific Coast Motor Sports entry into the this year’s Indianapolis 500. Dominguez, 32, a...
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Speedway signs energy drink deal

May 14, 2008
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After months of rumblings from sports marketers, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway finally announced its category sponsorship deal with Frank’s Energy Drink. Last October, IBJ first reported the deal that was revealed at the Speedway...
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Fisher signs deal with IUPUI

May 14, 2008
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Officials with Sarah Fisher Racing today announced they signed a sponsorship deal with IUPUI, which will aid the team’s effort to qualify for and race in this month’s Indianapolis 500. “The group at IUPUI has become great friends of mine over...
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Fisher finds saviors

May 13, 2008
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While ResQ Pure Power Energy Drink is out as Sarah Fisher’s primary sponsor, there is no shortage of white knights coming to this damsel’s rescue. Yesterday, Bingham Entertainment & Sports Talent, was the first...
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