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.
The new IndyCar aero kits have distinctively different looks, fans are talking again about increased speeds and possible bumping for the Indianapolis 500, and the drivers have booked almost the entire month for the historic Brickyard.
The University of Wisconsin's 71-64 victory Saturday night in Indianapolis averaged 22.6 million viewers across TBS, TNT and truTV, according to Turner Sports and CBS. That's up 39 percent from last season's matchup of the same teams.