Penske buys key parcel across from Speedway with plans to rethink track’s ‘front door’
The acquisition across from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s main entrance on 16th Street gives track officials a large swath of contiguous land for reimagining the corridor.Read More
‘Roadsters 2 Records’ is new-look IMS Museum exhibit
The museum’s latest exhibit spans 1960 to 1972, when car designs changed radically, international drivers made a big impression, and the race arrived on television sets across the United States.Read More
PRI Trade Show producer acquires building in Speedway
The organization behind the world’s largest racing trade show has purchased an office/industrial building in Speedway where it plans to open a headquarters for its new membership program.Read More
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.
To his chagrin, Jimmie Johnson has performed poorly on IndyCar’s road and street courses this season, but he suspects that his experience with ovals in NASCAR will carry over to the Indy 500 if he can pass the rookie orientation program.
Helio Castroneves, who won his record-tying fourth Indy 500 in May, will return to IndyCar full time next season at the age of 46.
The Hulman restaurant is the result of a partnership with the IMS Museum, which holds rights to Tony Hulman’s name and likeness.
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.
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 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 $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.
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.
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.