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Indianapolis Motor Speedway negotiating deal with Levy Restaurants

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Outsourcing efforts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway continue.

This month, negotiations are heating up between IMS officials and Levy Restaurants for the Chicago-based firm to take over food service at the racetrack.

“Nothing is set in stone, but we are in discussions with Levy,” IMS spokesman Eric Powell said.

That deal could include catering to the IMS suites as well as operating concession stands during the month of May and for the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race and MotoGP motorcycle race.

It’s all part of IMS President Jeff Belskus’ plan to return the Speedway’s focus to racing. Under former President Tony George, IMS handled its own food service and even sought to grow that division by taking on jobs at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and other outside venues.

Levy is no stranger to Indianapolis, having several deals here, including food service at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Belskus, who was the IMS’ chief financial officer before taking over for George last summer, is far from done overhauling how business is conducted at the Speedway.

Belskus also is taking a hard look at operation of the Speedway’s golf course. An announcement regarding that is expected during the first quarter of 2010.

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  1. I had read earlier this spring that Noodles & Co was going to open in the Fishers Marketplace (which is SR 37 and 131st St, not 141st St, just FYI). Any word on that? Also, do you happen to know what is being built in Carmel at Pennsylvania and Old Meridian? May just be an office building but I'm not sure.

  2. I'm sorry, but you are flat out wrong. There are few tracks in the world with the history of IMS and probably NO OTHER as widely known and recognized. I don't care what you think about the stat of Indy Car racing, these are pretty hard things to dispute.

  3. Also wondering if there is an update on the Brockway Pub-Danny Boy restaurant/taproom that was planned for the village as well?

  4. Why does the majority get to trample on the rights of the minority? You do realize that banning gay marriage does not rid the world of gay people, right? They are still going to be around and they are still going to continue to exist. The best way to get it all out of the spotlight? LEGALIZE IT! If gay marriage is legal, they will get to stop trying to push for it and you will get to stop seeing it all over the news. Why do Christians get to decide what is moral?? Why do you get to push your religion on others? How would legalizing gay marriage expose their lifestyle to your children? By the way, their lifestyle is going to continue whether gay marriage is legalized or not. It's been legal in Canada for quite a while now and they seem to be doing just fine. What about actual rules handed down by God? What about not working on Sundays? What about obeying your parents? What about adultery? These are in the 10 Commandments, the most important of God's rules. Yet they are all perfectly legal. What about divorce? Only God is allowed to dissolve a marriage so why don't you work hard to get divorce banned? Why do you get to pick and choose the parts of the Bible you care about?

  5. Look at the bright side. With the new Lowe's call center, that means 1000 jobs at $10 bucks an hour. IMS has to be drooling over all that disposable income. If those employees can save all their extra money after bills, in five years they can go to the race LIVE. Can you say attendance boost?

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