The Indianapolis 500 is bucking a trend that’s going in the opposite direction for other culturally significant American sporting events (just look at the cratering relevance of the World Series), as the attention and attendance for the race is clearly on the rise.
After building sale, 500 Festival planning to leave downtown HQ for North Mass corridor
The not-for-profit group that organizes events celebrating the Indy 500 sold its headquarters building in November, in part to tighten its focus on operations and away from property management.Read More
Fan whose car was damaged by flying tire at Indy 500 to get new ride
The wheel came off with less than 20 laps to go in Sunday’s race when Felix Rosenqvist and Kyle Kirkwood collided. Kirkwood’s left rear tire bounced over the fence and the corner of the grandstand before landing in a parking lot.Read More
Indy 500 viewership bounces back after low ratings in 2022
This year’s Indianapolis 500 attracted an average of 4.92 million viewers during the afternoon broadcast by NBC and Peacock.Read More
Indy’s total purse of $17,021,500 broke last year’s mark by more than $1 million.
The owner of the Chevrolet that took the brunt of the damage from the flying wheel was treated with a chance to kiss the yard of bricks and got a ride home from the track’s president.
It was the fourth-closest finish in Indy 500 history, and one that will no doubt be discussed for years to come.
“Finally,” Newgarden said after pouring milk over his head. “I’m elated to get it to finally work out.”
‘100 Days to Indy’ TV documentary series will wrap up June 8 with a recap of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 on the CW network.
Looking for a surprise contender? Other drivers say Agustín Canapino, one of the most popular athletes in Argentina, who is making his Indy 500 debut.
Beatriz spoke to IBJ on Saturday afternoon about her experience in Indianapolis thus far, why she accepted the role of grand marshal, escaping the political discourse for a day at the track, and more.
It has become the best rivalry in IndyCar, the one between Chip Ganassi himself and Zak Brown, the head of McLaren Racing.
Sato turned a fast lap of 227.855 mph early in the session, and teammate Scott Dixon was right behind with pole sitter Alex Palou fourth on the speed chart.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. is rolling out the red carpet for businesses eying sites in central Indiana as part of a strategy centered on the pageantry of the Indianapolis 500.
Evening viewing of the Indianapolis 500 is a ritual in central Indiana, even for those who attended the race in person. And track officials say the blackout is necessary to protect the spectacle of the race.
During this weekend’s Indianapolis 500, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is doing a pilot test of technology to help fans find the concession stands with the shortest lines.
Hoteliers are getting a significant boost again this year from the Indianapolis 500, with most of the hotel rooms within 10 miles of the event already spoken for throughout the weekend.
A.J. Foyt Racing hasn’t had a car on the podium since 2019 and its last victory came a decade ago. But major changes in the offseason are expected to make the team competitive in the Indianapolis 500.
Less than 48 hours earlier, it appeared Rahal’s 15-year streak of starting in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” would end.
Driver, who grew up in Mishawaka in northern Indiana, will soon be starring as Enzo Ferrari in a biopic of the Italian automobile magnate.
Palou, who won on the road course race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last weekend, put together the fastest four-lap pole run in history Sunday.
The Rahal Letterman Lanigan organization was in a terrible position headed into the last-chance qualifying session because all three of its full-time drivers were in the bottom four.
Adams, who has sold more than 100 million albums and singles worldwide over the past four-plus decades, will be making his first concert appearance in Indianapolis since playing Old National Centre in 2010.