The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association's racing series rolls into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month for an event expected to draw hundreds of competitors and tens of thousands of spectators.
The deal with NTT might surprise some fans of IndyCar, which for its past two sponsorship cycles has paired with brands widely recognized by American audiences. But NTT is well-known overseas and wants to grow its global brand.
Attendance for this year’s Red Bull Air Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was down only slightly from a year ago. The event was in the third year of a three-year contract, but IMS officials aren’t ruling out a return.
Auto racing analyst Derek Daly, who was fired by WISH-TV on Wednesday, said former Indianapolis Colts broadcaster Bob Lamey was completely inaccurate in his retelling of the incident, which led to both of them losing jobs.