Formerly based in Zionsville, Zak Brown is leaving his executive role with a global marketing firm. He admits only that he plans to be "heavily involved" in F1, but isn't as coy about the likelihood of a series race in Indianapolis.
Formula One is getting a new owner, one based in the U.S., no less, and the change at the top should amount to new eyes giving a fresh look at the global reach of the most popular form of motorsports in the world.
The track has scheduled yet another new event for 2014. The move is bound to draw criticism from traditionalists who think Speedway officials are diluting the venue's heritage by bringing in so many extra races.
Motorsports marketing guru Zak Brown believes selling about a fourth of his business to a London-based company will help fuel his phenomenal growth in the sponsorship business of Europe's Formula One racing.