Speedway/motorsports Blog Posts

IndyCar CEO sounds off about team owners, Hunter-Reay move

May 27, 2011
IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard says despite fans' desires, team owners must have their voices heard regarding the new car set-up to be rolled out in 2012.

Kanaan, Carpenter pushing IndyCar retail sales to new high

May 24, 2011
Two IndyCar Series drivers who had difficulty landing a full-time ride this year are among the top merchandise sellers this May.

It's time for IndyCar to get over Danica-mania

May 23, 2011
A.J. Foyt had it right. It's not the racers and owners that make Indianapolis. It's the other way around. Realizing that will help the event survive another 100 years.

Centennial Indy 500 paying off big for Speedway

May 18, 2011
With Indianapolis 500 advanced ticket sales up more than $1 million over last year, Speedway officials expect to see revenue levels this May hit marks they haven't seen in nearly a decade.

IndyCar, ABC discussing moving more races to network

May 11, 2011
Negotiations to extend TV pact beyond 2012 heating up. Series officials want more money and are offering more races.

Mini Marathon plagued by same problem as IndyCar Series

May 9, 2011
Bringing in some top American running talent, like the charismatic Ryan Hall, could make the Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini Marathon a much bigger spectator event.

Rough winter takes toll on Speedway road course

April 21, 2011
Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are promising that track improvements will lead to a more exciting MotoGP motorcycle race in August.

Hot Wheels to attempt world record jump at Indy 500

April 12, 2011
Dozens of semi-trailer loads of materials are arriving at the IMS this week. Construction to start soon on a stunt track Speedway officials are promising will attract worldwide attention.

Gordon, Stewart scoring big for their NASCAR sponsors

March 18, 2011
Jeff Gordon is all over TV after snapping his 66-race winless streak. Tony Stewart may not talk much on-camera, but other drivers sure do like to talk about him.

IndyCar avoids blowout with tire deal, but questions remain

March 11, 2011
If the IndyCar Series and its teams are to survive, they need cash and marketing muscle from Firestone in addition to free tires.

Firestone pullout potential fiasco for IndyCar Series

March 11, 2011
If series CEO Randy Bernard can't replace tire supplier in less than 30 days, he's faced with some very ugly alternatives.

Danica's recent NASCAR success raises questions

March 7, 2011
On Saturday, IndyCar star Danica Patrick notched the highest placing ever for a woman in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Speculation about a jump to NASCAR's highest platform, Sprint Cup, is already heating up.

Trevor Bayne could learn from Danica Patrick

March 2, 2011
The 2011 Daytona 500 winner may be a better driver than the IndyCar diva, but he's no match for her in the marketing race.

IndyCar CEO: 'I wouldn't grade myself high'

February 23, 2011
With new board members from the series' funding arm, Hulman & Co., looking over his shoulder, time is running short for Randy Bernard to help the IndyCar Series increase attendance, TV ratings and turn a profit.

IndyCar CEO reverses course on profitability prediction

January 26, 2011
IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard said it's more important this year to lay a solid foundation for long-term success than it is to try to generate a short-term profit.

Centennial Indy 500 pace car expected to bring high price at auction

January 21, 2011
Barrett-Jackson officials think the orange-and-white Camaro convertible could fetch a six-figure sum.

Mattel's Hot Wheels planning mega Indy 500 event

January 14, 2011
IndyCar Series officials are promising a big announcement in conjunction with the California-based toy maker within three weeks.

IndyCar Series, Speedway open Hollywood area office

January 11, 2011
Open-wheel series hires staffer, opens office to bring IndyCar to big and small screens.

Speedway's Fred Nation to run for Terre Haute mayor

December 15, 2010
IMS communications executive has considerable political experience working for Birch and Evan Bayh.

Is Izod-Penske pact a conflict for IndyCar Series?

December 9, 2010
When the open-wheel series' title sponsor becomes directly affiliated with a team, questions could arise.

IndyCar Series' Edmonton race back on?

November 29, 2010
Edmonton officials have unveiled a plan to save the IndyCar Series race there in 2011.

Chevy, Lotus engines could infuse $30 million annually into marketing IndyCar

November 18, 2010
While IndyCar Series' CEO is headed to L.A. for the Lotus announcement, the head of series' commercial division is flying down to Brazil to ink two new corporate partners. Big sponsor announcement could come next week.

Alfa-Romeo ponders joining IndyCar, new sponsors jump in

November 16, 2010
On a day when Dallara breaks ground on new IndyCar manufacturing facility, Alfa-Romeo is pondering joining series as its third engine supplier. And that may not be the end of the good news for the open-wheel series.

Why on earth is GM joining IndyCar?

November 11, 2010
Clearly the Detroit automaker believes in IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard and his new vision for the open-wheel series.

Could Brazil race imperil IndyCar drivers?

November 9, 2010
F1 driver and engineers targeted by Brazilian thugs. IndyCar drivers could become targets during May 1 race weekend.

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