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Hulman & Co. CEO seeks to overhaul IndyCar management

November 29, 2012
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Mark Miles isn’t likely to stop at simply hiring a replacement for Randy Bernard, racing sources said. He also aims to build a new IndyCar Series management structure and hire a new executive team.
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Miles facing toughest challenge with IndyCar

November 21, 2012
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Building trust between the IndyCar paddock and front office is fine. But that bridge will lead to nowhere unless new Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles and IndyCar Series and IMS boss Jeff Belskus can build an audience for the sport.
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Signs point to internal hire to replace Bernard as IndyCar CEO

November 2, 2012
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The board of directors overseeing the IndyCar Series is not employing a search firm to look for a new CEO, and three internal candidates have risen to the top of a list of potential replacements for Randy Bernard.
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Uncertainty once again hurting IndyCar Series

October 24, 2012
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Nothing kills sales faster than uncertainty. Especially when that uncertainty pertains to the product being sold. That’s why the IndyCar Series finds itself—once again—in a less-than-ideal growth position this off-season.
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IndyCar could get boost from unlikely ally

October 17, 2012
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NBC officials are confident their new deal to broadcast Formula One races will help grow the IndyCar Series audience, not divert attention from the American circuit.
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IndyCar Series appears headed to Rhode Island in 2013

September 11, 2012
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The 2.1-mile street course will have considerable elevation changes and run past Brown University and the state capitol building. But can such an ambitious endeavor be profitable?
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Colts nearing season sellout, DeltaWing wants in IndyCar

August 14, 2012
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In this new video segment on The Score, IBJ sports reporter Anthony Schoettle offers insight and analysis on the latest happenings with the Indianapolis Colts and IndyCar Series.
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Jimmie Johnson accused of desecrating Brickyard

August 1, 2012
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Long after NASCAR departed the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a group of racing fans are still fuming over the way the Brickyard 400 champ celebrated his victory.
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Decline of Brickyard 400 shows power of Indy 500

July 30, 2012
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While the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race has seen its rise and fall within a relatively short 19-year history, the Indianapolis 500 has persevered through good times and bad, through peace time and World Wars and through massive popularity swings in open-wheel racing.
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Speedway mulls installing lights for NASCAR race

July 27, 2012
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway and NASCAR officials remain committed to the long-term future of the Sprint Cup race at the Brickyard, predict double-digit percentage attendance gains this year.
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IndyCar executive's fast exit leaves unanswered questions

July 13, 2012
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The loss of IndyCar Series Chief Operating Officer Marc Koretzky doesn’t rate up there with Danica Patrick defecting for NASCAR, but it certainly doesn’t appear to be a positive development for the open-wheel series.
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IndyCar CEO, team owners at major crossroads

July 5, 2012
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IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard and the team owners who run cars in the open-wheel series still seem miles apart on the topics of aero kits and schedule expansion. Bernard hopes to make decisions on those two topics soon.
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IndyCar's China race, Izod title sponsorship in jeopardy

June 11, 2012
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IndyCar officials are hustling to find a replacement for its August race in Qingdao, China so it doesn't run afoul of its sponsorship agreements.
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Brickyard boss likely to have sway over Bernard's future

June 7, 2012
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Though he keeps a low profile, Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO Jeff Belskus will have a big say in whether Randy Bernard survives after this year as the IndyCar Series leader.
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Speedway traditions sacrificed, and IndyCar better for it

May 25, 2012
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Three years ago when the board overseeing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway fired one of its own as CEO, it looked like IndyCar racing was headed for an ugly crash. Today, the future looks much brighter.
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Indy 500 Last Row Party rolls out new features

May 22, 2012
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One of the Indy 500’s best peripheral events, the Last Row Party celebrates its 40th anniversary. Organizers have several special activities and guests slated this year.
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Hoosiers' heritage takes a beating

May 4, 2012
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It's been a tough week for Indiana traditions. Jim Nabors won't be at the Indy 500, the IU-UK match-up has been scrubbed and the 500 field of 33 may be minus one for the first time since 1934. Is the sky falling? Maybe not, but it sure feels like it to us Hoosiers.
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Long Beach race reveals IndyCar issues

April 16, 2012
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IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard has two troubling things to ponder in the wake of Sunday's race; marketing and driver safety.
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IndyCar emerges from disaster, but Indy awaits

April 2, 2012
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After Dan Wheldon's death last season, few predicted the IndyCar Series would steer its new chassis and engine package into 2012 smoothly. But so far, the series has opened to mostly rave reviews. The series now faces its biggest test, and opportunity, at Indy.
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Life without Danica presents serious challenges for IndyCar

February 23, 2012
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She rarely won. Her tantrums became old and tired. But the media and casual race fans loved Danica Patrick. So the big question remains, will the series be better or worse off without her?
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Sarah Fisher frozen out of IndyCar Series

February 21, 2012
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The series' only woman owner, and one of its most popular people over the last decade, can't get anyone to sell her an engine to go racing. She has the money, a promising American driver, a new chassis and new shop. Yet she's still stalled.
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IndyCar Series readies to raise curtain on new era

February 13, 2012
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While myriad challenges remain, IndyCar's future might finally be pointed in the right direction.
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IndyCar crash investigation sheds little light on series' future

December 15, 2011
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IndyCar finally set to release its 2012 schedule after investigation into crash at season finale is complete. But many questions about the series' future remain.
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CEO Randy Bernard shakes tree at IndyCar Series

November 30, 2011
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SpeedTV is reporting that IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard this week fired one high-level executive and demoted another.
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IndyCar has had ups, downs since Wheldon's death

November 18, 2011
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IndyCar officials have reason to smile with recent developments. Series CEO Randy Bernard also has reason to be very concerned.
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