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.
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
President of fast-growing Kennedy Tank & Manufacturing dies of COVID-19
Patrick William Kennedy was the fourth-generation president of three family-owned companies, an avid runner and an active participant in motorsports activities.Read More
Penske shares thoughts on having to postpone Indy 500
In a wide-ranging interview, Roger Penske insisted his commitment remains steadfast to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series as the world waits for the pandemic to end.Read More
NASCAR suspends season until May but will reschedule events
The decision came after at least two Monday conference calls between the sanctioning body and its team owners. It affects seven total races.Read More
The International Council of Motorsport Sciences, established in Indianapolis in 1988, will relocate from Texas later this month after hiring veteran motorsports exec Tom Weisenbach as its new executive director.
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.
The ban was announced before Wednesday night’s race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, where the series’ only black drive, Bubba Wallace, drove Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Chevrolet with a #BlackLivesMatter paint scheme.
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.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials said allowing spectators would be too difficult because of possible social distancing restrictions in place for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former IndyCar driver and longtime television racing analyst Derek Daly said he’s not looking to settle a lawsuit he filed last week against Emmis Communications Corp., the Indianapolis Colts, former announcer Bob Lamey and Emmis on-air sports personality Joe Staysniak.
IndyCar has gotten the OK to finally start its season next month with a nighttime race in Texas.
Gov. Eric Holcomb’s five-stage roadmap to reopen the state reaches its end on July 4 — the very day an IndyCar-NASCAR Xfinity Series doubleheader is scheduled to be run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The added stop at Indianapolis, called the Harvest GP, would be the third trip to the speedway in one season for IndyCar.
The debut virtual race last weekend drew 433,000 combined viewers to both IndyCar and iRacing’s online stream.
Preliminary plans by an IndyCar racing team and a vehicle engineering company could lead to the first development in Zionsville’s Creekside Corporate Park in years.
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.
Former IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher and husband/business partner Andy O’Gara, who opened Speedway Indoor Karting nearly four years ago, plan to open a second karting facility next door to Daytona International Speedway, they announced Wednesday.
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.
Teams still have plenty to learn about what the change will mean for driver visibility, aerodynamics and race strategy.
The 45-year-old Kanaan, who won the 2013 Indy 500, is another casualty of a poor driver market in which veterans are being squeezed out of their seats by drivers with little to no IndyCar experience.
This is the first entry into IndyCar for Huski Chocolate, a company headquartered in Stockholm that already does business in Formula One with McLaren and with the English soccer club Millwall.