IBJ Podcast: Rahal, Frye on why race teams are investing now

Three of IndyCar’s most prominent teams—Andretti Autosport, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Arrow McLaren SP—are investing a total of $250 million to expand their operations and add as many as 750 jobs in central Indiana.

In this week’s podcast, IBJ reporter Mickey Shuey takes on hosting duties and talks with IndyCar President Jay Frye and Rahal Letterman Lanigan co-owner Bobby Rahal about why teams are investing now and what it says about the state of racing globally and in the Indianapolis area.

But Shuey starts by talking with IBJ reporter Daniel Bradley to get the details about the teams’ expansions, which are taking place in the suburbs north of Indianapolis that he covers.

For more, read the story Shuey and Bradley wrote about IndyCar investments for the Oct. 14 issue of IBJ.

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One thought on “IBJ Podcast: Rahal, Frye on why race teams are investing now

  1. Shot (Host multiple times): Isn’t much of this related to Penske buying IMS?

    Chaser (Rahal): Penske ain’t moving his team from Mooreseville.

    All the blowhards about Hudnut and his expensive sports stadia, yet he should have spent 1/10 the time and 1/1000 the money to make IndyCar a real industry with full time good jobs solely focused here, like NASCAR and Charlotte or country music and Nashville.

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