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Sports Business

Colts nearing season sellout, DeltaWing wants in IndyCar

August 14, 2012
KEYWORDS Sports Business

There are only about 1,300 tickets remaining for the Indianapolis Colts' regular season home opener Sept. 16 against Minnesota—down from about 2,000 when training camp started and 4,000 earlier this summer when the team began its off-season sales push.

The stellar debut of the Colts under rookie quarterback Andrew Luck and new head coach Chuck Pagano on Sunday—a 38-3 triumph over St. Louis—certainly didn’t hurt.

But there’s more going on in Indy besides NFL football. There are big rumblings in the IndyCar paddock about the potential emergence of a radical new chassis design. Officials for DeltaWing are lobbying series officials to let them make a new chassis for the open-wheel circuit’s top feeder series, Indy Lights, in 2014.

DeltaWing’s maneuvering into the IndyCar series is bound to raise the ire of current chassis maker, Italy-based Dallara, which just opened a manufacturing plant in downtown Speedway.

In the video below, sports business reporter Anthony Schoettle discusses what all this means and what to expect going forward.


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