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Allstate ends Brickyard 400 sponsorship

Allstate Corp. is ending its five-year run as the lead sponsor of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard NASCAR race in Indianapolis,
company officials said today. The announcement comes after this year’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
suffered a 20-percent attendance drop from last year’s event.

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BENNER: Time for some perspective on Tony George’s legacy

Reports of a Hulman-George family feud proved dead-on accurate when matriarch Mari Hulman-George issued a statement June
30 confirming the ouster of her son, Tony, as CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the family business empire. Shortly
thereafter, Tony George also resigned as CEO of the Indy Racing League.

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IRL signs two new sponsors

California-based DB Schenker is the official freight logistics sponsor of the IRL, and South Carolina-based Kymco USA is the
official scooter and off-road utility vehicle of the IRL and Firestone Indy Lights.

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IRL sees progress in TV ratings

The Grand Prix at Long Beach April 19 scored a 0.5 TV rating for the Indy Racing League, according to New York-based Nielsen
Media Research. That’s the same rating the race earned last year on ESPN 2 when it was the swan song for CART.

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