Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are putting all their energy into running the Indy 500 with fans in August, despite continuing concerns about big crowds and the coronavirus.
UPDATE: Indy 500 to run with stands at 50% capacity, IMS officials say
About 175,000 tickets—most of them renewals—have been sold for the race, IMS confirmed to IBJ. Ticket requests are still being accepted, going into a queue for fulfillment after existing ticketholders have been accommodated.Read More
IndyCar series canceling all races before Month of May in Indy
There were four events on the series’ 2020 schedule before action was set to return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Read More
Penske plans broad slate of improvements to Speedway, Indy 500 and qualifying
The motorsports mogul who bought the Hulman family racing empire earlier this year is promising a beefed-up prize purse, more video boards, renovated restrooms and a turbo-charged qualifying weekend.Read More
Penske’s deal to acquire Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar draws landslide of praise
A deal that will make Penske Corp. the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series received overwhelmingly positive reactions from motorsports insiders on Monday morning.Read More
IBJ talked with IMS President Doug Boles about plans for the Indy 500, which is scheduled for Aug. 23. That’s about seven weeks after the state’s reopening plan calls for sporting events to resume.
NBC Sports said Saturday night’s season-opening IndyCar telecast drew nearly 1.3 million viewers, making it the most-watched series race outside the Indianapolis 500 on any network since 2016.
The race—rescheduled for Aug. 23—is on an otherwise open weekend in the city’s summer event calendar, which could fill hotel rooms at a time they would otherwise have been empty.
Fernando Alonso will again attempt to complete motorsports’ Triple Crown with a return to the Indianapolis 500 in May with McLaren and a sponsorship from Ruoff Mortgage.
Driver James Hinchcliffe had to scramble to find anything at all for 2020 when he learned late last year that he was out at Arrow McLaren SP with a year remaining on his contract.
Once the Hulman-George clan decided it was time to sell the family keepsake, could you think of anyone better? Anyone at all? Roger Penske has the magic name and the money and the expertise and credibility and the track record—both on and off the track.
The England-based company plans to return to full-time IndyCar competition next season for the first time since 1979 in a partnership with existing team Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
Simon Pagenaud has been living in the United States long enough to know that in a time of revved-up partisanship, an invitation to the White House might come with some speed bumps. But the native of France didn’t hesitate to accept President Donald Trump's invitation.
Alexander Rossi pocketed $759,159 for his second straight runner-up finish.
The safety piece will virtually cover the open-air cockpit with a clear screen on a titanium framework. Its purpose is to protect the driver from flying debris.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown acknowledged Monday the team was woefully unprepared to qualify a car for the Indianapolis 500, and small oversights snowballed into the final result.
Kyle Kaiser, 23, in a dramatic last-gasp bid by tiny Juncos Racing, knocked Fernando Alonso off the bubble and ruined the day for McLaren, which was trying to make a comeback to the Indy 500 for the first time since the 1970s.
Nick Turner is used to moving in the fast lane. And now the 28-year-old Indianapolis native is ready to put the pedal to the metal this month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The former IU football player and track runner this month is rolling out his company’s first app using a sponsorship with Harding Steinbrenner Racing to supercharge its marketing efforts.
The network’s ad blitz and all-in production effort are part of a strategy to capitalize on the network’s recent lock on all IndyCar broadcasts.