Sunday’s U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, drew a sellout crowd of 140,000 that reflected the growth of Formula One racing in a country that executives view as critical to the sport’s development.
German team wins Indy Autonomous Challenge with average speed near 136 mph
TUM Autonomous Motorsport from the Technische Universität München won the $1 million grand prize in the inaugural Indy Autonomous Challenge on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Driverless race cars to compete in first-ever challenge at Speedway
The Indy Lights-style cars will be outfitted with sophisticated sensors to recognize their (quickly changing) surroundings. The cars then will rely on their programming to navigate the oval at speeds expected to reach 100 miles per hour.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Black drag racing champion Antron Brown on his move into team ownership
A three-time world champion, Brown soon will become one of the few Black team owners ever in the 70-year-old NHRA— and one of the few Black majority team owners in any motorsports series.Read More
3-time NHRA Top Fuel champion breaking barriers, starting his own team
Antron Brown announced this year he is leaving the comfy confines of drag racing superpower Don Schumacher Racing after this season to roll out AB Motorsports in 2022.Read More
Tony Stewart, who fell in love with National Hot Rod Association racing while tagging along with fiancee Leah Pruett at her races the past two seasons, will be an official part of the sport in 2022.
Levi Jones, a veteran sprint car driver and current USAC executive, was named director of the Indy Lights on Monday as the junior racing series readies for its transition to management by IndyCar.
Indianapolis-based Arrow McLaren SP, the tiny IndyCar team Sam Schmidt formed 20 years ago, moved another step toward becoming an elite organization with a sponsorship extension through 2028 by Arrow Electronics.
The move positions Gordon to one day succeed Rick Hendrick at the top of NASCAR’s winningest organization. He will formally begin the executive management role at the start of 2022.
Ray Evernham and Tony Stewart took great care in extending invites to the made-for-TV league they had co-created. They thoughtfully pulled in a dozen of the most iconic names in modern day motorsports. Never did they expect the reigning Indianapolis 500 winner to be in the field.
The track said on Twitter it has sold 135,000 tickets, which is its capacity limit under COVID-19 restrictions.
The collaboration with Undefeated, a popular L.A.-based designer in sneaker and streetwear culture, aims for a younger, hotter demographic.
Unser was one of just 10 drivers to win the 500 at least three times, and he and Rick Mears were the only drivers to win the 500 in three different decades.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves, who spent 21 seasons driving for Team Penske, was sporting new team colors at Thursday’s IndyCar test session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A typical PRI Show brings upwards of 67,000 people to Indianapolis and generates an economic impact of $65 million, making it one of the city’s largest annual events.
The former CART rivals see an opportunity to attract young Mexican talent to racing and put IndyCar back in Mexico.
Driver James Hinchcliffe on Tuesday announced a 10-race partnership with Genesys that gets him back into a full-time ride. Sponsorship of the No. 29 Honda for the remaining seven races on the IndyCar schedule will be announced at a later date.
The facility, set to open in 2022, will consolidate Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s IndyCar operations in Brownsburg and the Ohio operations for the other series the team competes in.
Helio Castroneves has said he wants to return to IndyCar, where he raced full-time from 1998 through 2017.
The 28th annual running of the race will be part of a doubleheader in which IndyCar will race on the road course on Aug. 14, followed by the NASCAR race on Aug. 15.
The determination to allow spectators at the 300,000-seat venue came from the Marion County Public Health Department.
The trade show in a typical year brings upwards of 67,000 people to the Indiana Convention Center and generates an economic impact of $65 million. Last year’s event had 1,100 exhibitors and 3,300 booths.
The network is hoping to deliver a broadcast that educates what could be one of the largest audiences in race history while also turning some casual fans into avid ones.