Leading up to the Feb. 27 opening of the movie "Focus," several IndyCar Series race markets hosted private screenings organized by Warner Bros. Show cars will be present at screenings and IndyCar drivers are introducing the film in major markets.
When Mazda wanted a real-life safety pioneer for its TV commercials, it turned to local resident and motorsports safety savant Bill Simpson. The publicity couldn't come at a better time for Simpson, who just went to market with his latest creation—a football helmet.
The closing of the Indiana Motorsports Association will leave a void in the market, said its executive director, Tom Weisenbach. The IMA's formation in 2005 was much ballyhooed by then Gov. Mitch Daniels and myriad motorsports companies.
With the new aero kits hitting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's famed oval for the first time this May, IMS President Doug Boles said new track records are a real possibility. The current speed record has stood since 1996.