Experts say whether the event yields results that revolutionize the driverless car industry or not, it is another feather in the cap for Indiana and likely to serve as a springboard for new jobs and investments in the state’s tech sector.
Long-delayed Speedway hotel project slated to get new developer
A Georgia-based development firm said Monday it hopes to take the reins of the Wilshaw hotel project across from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with hopes of completing construction by early 2023.Read More
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
IMS plans new building for driving experiences, non-race events
BMW’s M Driving Experience Center will include a showroom, classroom areas, a conference room and direct access to the IMS road course.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
“Racing has lost one of its most well-respected journalists and most beloved personalities,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske said Wednesday after learning of Miller’s death.
Organizers will likely investigate whether the wear and tear of three days of practice, qualifying and racing on a rare crossover weekend with the IndyCar, NASCAR Xfinity and Cup series played any role in the chaotic finish.
The real estate investor and racing enthusiast has closed a deal with former IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher and her husband that will help them to continue growing their karting business.
Helio Castroneves this week got a chance to gather with A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears, the only other drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 four times, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Jon Miller, president of NBC Sports programming, said the extension was a three-year deal and that NBC Sports is proud of the growth it’s seen since it acquired the entire IndyCar schedule in 2019.
The largest crowd in the world for a sports event showed up in joyous force on Sunday, 135,000 of them packing the stands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway worked with the Marion County Public Health Department to determine that 40% of venue capacity will be allowed.
The track said on Twitter it has sold 135,000 tickets, which is its capacity limit under COVID-19 restrictions.
Scott Dixon slammed the brakes on IndyCar’s current youth movement by winning his fourth Indianapolis 500 pole by a mere 0.03 seconds on Sunday.
Will Power, one of the greatest qualifiers in IndyCar history, failed to seal his spot in the 33-car field on Saturday’s first day of qualifications at the Indianapolis 500. Power’s misfortune was the worst of Team Penske’s struggles.
IndyCar at the end of the session announced Takuma Sato, Graham Rahal and Santino Ferrucci will all be parked for the first 30 minutes of Friday’s critical practice, when the engine power is boosted and teams get their first true look at their speeds ahead of qualifying.
Conor Daly and Ed Carpenter were among the fastest drivers Wednesday at Indianapolis 500 practice. Both are from Indianapolis with deep ties to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The best profit makers will be all about green climate innovations, and one of these is electrified transportation. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway can be a big part of clean-energy research and development.
The Indianapolis 500 can run with up to 40% of its typical spectator capacity this year, following discussions between the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and city and state officials.
The NCAA Tournament has provided a much-needed rallying cry to support our downtown. It reminds all of us of the importance of getting back on track.
The Indiana Department of Health said up to 96,000 people could be vaccinated during the event.