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.
Town of Speedway again exploring legal options for delayed Wilshaw hotel
Town officials have grown “frustrated by a lack of transparency and communication from Loftus Robinson despite our multiple requests,” as well as the firm’s effort to continue batting away responsibility for the project.Read More
NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 moving to road course in 2021
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.Read More
IMS Museum selling dozens of vehicles to help upgrade collection
The basement of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is jam-packed with hundreds of vehicles that never go on display. Some of those cars are going on the auction block.Read More
NBC poised to bring unprecedented Indy 500 to huge audience
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.Read More
The Indiana Department of Health said up to 96,000 people could be vaccinated during the event.
Some local museums and cultural institutions say they saw a bump in visitation over the weekend related to March Madness. Meanwhile, the attractions are playing up their basketball connections in a bid to attract visitors.
There will be fans at this year’s Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske said Monday, but how many remains a moving target based on COVID-19 restrictions. More than 170,000 tickets already have been sold for the May 30 race, he said.
For three days starting Friday, the state will operate a drive-through vaccination clinic at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where thousands of eligible Hoosiers will be able to get a shot without leaving their car.
Founders Grounds Coffee Co. will sell the Rex Coffee brand that was founded more than 100 years ago by the Hulman family’s patriarch, Herman Hulman.
A new IndyCar racing team dedicated to giving women opportunities to work in motorsports has submitted an entry for this year’s Indianapolis 500. Simona de Silvestro, the 2010 Indy 500 rookie of the year, will drive the No. 16 car.
Carl Fisher joined with other businessmen to create the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1909.
Joe Hale will oversee the museum’s operations, programming, partnerships, communications and advertising efforts.
The determination to allow spectators at the 300,000-seat venue came from the Marion County Public Health Department.
In 2020, Carb Day was little more than a two-hour Friday practice session three months after the usual Memorial Day holiday weekend so familiar to the race.
The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday. For the surrounding community of Speedway, which bills itself as the racing capital of the world, many residents will be watching from home, and they are filled with sadness.
Roger Penske will not pretend he is not disappointed that he can’t open the gates to spectators for his first Indianapolis 500 as steward of the iconic event.
The decision to allow local fans to watch the race live comes one day after Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials announced plans to reduce attendance capacity for this year’s race to 25%.
Penske gave a two-hour tour of the speedway this week, showing off with dizzying detail the new landscaping, paved lots, planted trees, picnic tables, widened pedestrian paths, hand dryers in every bathroom, improved sight lines, pressure-washed buildings, freshly painted signs and LED monitors everywhere.
The judges commended IBJ’s “expansive content that reaches into the corners of transportation, technology, sports, health, higher education, civic affairs, state government and more.”
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.