INDYCAR Won’t Be Racing In Mexico For 2018 Season

INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR announced today that discussions regarding a Verizon IndyCar Series race in Mexico City are continuing, but that the proposed event will not be added to the 2018 schedule. Future talks will focus on plans to host this event at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez road course as early as 2019. “INDYCAR is invested in the process of putting together the right deal with a partner we are certain can deliver this race,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, the parent of INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “We…

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Fox Sports, NBC Sports Awarded 2017 NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award

FOX Sports and NBC Sports will jointly be honored with the 2017 NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award at the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards today. “We are fortunate to have two world class television partners dedicated to presenting our sport in new and innovative ways each weekend,” said Steve Phelps, EVP, Chief Global Sales and Marketing Officer. “Both FOX Sports and NBC Sports are deserving honorees, each delivering dynamic marketing campaigns that introduced our sport to new audiences and brought fans closer to our athletes than ever before.” FOX Sports and…

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Truex, Pollex Win Myers Brothers Award

A storybook season added another brilliant chapter on Wednesday as Martin Truex Jr. and girlfriend Sherry Pollex won the prestigious 2017 Myers Brothers Award. The honor recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to stock car racing and is voted upon by the National Motorsports Press Association. Truex, with his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, captured the attention of NASCAR fans everywhere during 2017. His on-track dominance was one reason, as the New Jersey-native won a series-high eight races. But even more so, fans were drawn to the…

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Jim Nabors Passes Away At The Age of 87

INDIANAPOLIS – Jim Nabors may famously be known as “Gomer Pyle” to the mainstream world for his role in TV shows, but to the motorsports world, Jim Nabors was famous for his real life persona. On Thursday, Nabors, 87, passed away peacefully in his Hawaii home. Nabors, made his name in the racing world for singing “Back Home Again in Indiana” before the start of the Indianapolis 500. He did so starting in 1972 and sang for the last time in 2014. While he missed a few years at the…

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