Unser was one of just 10 drivers to win the 500 at least three times, and he and Rick Mears were the only drivers to win the 500 in three different decades.
Some spectators to be permitted at Indy 500, but concerts called off
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.Read More
Developer streamlines plans for mixed-use project on Speedway’s main drag
The $6 million project is expected to feature retail space on the first floor—already fully pre-leased—along with apartments on the second floor and condominiums on the third.Read More
IndyCar plans season’s first races with fans in stands next month
Tickets are being sold for races July 11 and 12 at Road America, a four-mile, 14-turn road course in Wisconsin where fans can spread out. And a limited number of tickets will be available for the races at the short oval at Iowa Speedway on July 17 and 18.Read More
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.
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.
National Hot Rod Association drag racing plans to resume its season in July with back-to-back events at Lucas Oil Raceway.
The added stop at Indianapolis, called the Harvest GP, would be the third trip to the speedway in one season for IndyCar.
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday. He was 79.
The acquisition of Hulman & Co. will give Penske Corp. control of about 37% of all the land in Speedway, making the company the town’s single-largest landowner. Roger Penske said he wants to take advantage of that land.
Drivers Scott Dixon and Will Power both said IndyCar’s new aeroscreen was fit for racing during the first extensive test session for the cockpit protection that will debut next season.
The last time motorcycles competed at IMS was in August 2015, when the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix ended an eight-year run at the track’s road course.
The addition of the hybrid powertrain will delay the debut of IndyCar’s new engine from 2021 to 2022, realigning it with the arrival of the next chassis.
Matt Breeden was chosen to oversee the SVRA’s day-to-day operations, including finances, event management and member relations.
Head honcho Mark Miles continues to punch the gas on new marketing initiatives for the hallowed race. The latest effort has already made its way to Times Square and the NHL All-Star Game.
Series officials are in overdrive trying to find a replacement for Verizon, which is exiting as title sponsor at the end of this year. They’re also busy searching for a new TV partner for 2019.
Beginning in May, a four-wheeled device with real-time audio and video capabilities will perform surveillance at all major events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
IMS will be one of three tracks to host a racing exhibition featuring World War I-era vehicles.
While the economic impact for the 2021 All-Star weekend could top $100 million for Indianapolis, the hard costs and soft expenses for the Pacers and city will easily reach eight figures.
Despite the team’s surprising play, seats for Pacers home games are among the cheapest in the league on the secondary market.