The U.S. Olympic Committee has agreed to make Indianapolis-based USA Football part of its Multi-Sport Organization Council, giving the group access to sports officials that could someday decide to put football in the Olympics.
NASCAR has tried to create a rules package that produces dramatic racing, but Sunday's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway featured just 16 lead changes. If there was a way to bottle what IndyCar does on ovals, NASCAR would buy it in truckloads.
When James Hinchcliffe slammed into a wall at more than 220 mph, he hit an energy-absorbing barrier that likely saved his life. The origins of that barrier began at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Tony George.
Officials are planning another $30 million-plus in renovations to the historic track in time for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 next May. Improvements will be made to gateway entrances and grandstand seating.