Boles: I Will Not Kiss The Bricks Until Conor Daly Wins The Indy 500, What The Proud Parent Said Of How Daly Is Handling Things

INDIANAPOLIS – You would completely forgive Conor Daly if he wanted no part of the Verizon IndyCar Series anymore. The talented American has given everything he’s got to earn a ride in either Formula One or here stateside in INDYCAR and here he is without a ride. After two very successful seasons in the Mazda Road to Indy ladder, where Daly won eight races in 26 Star Mazda starts including the 2010 championship, he headed overseas to work on gaining an F1 seat. For two years he worked his rear end…

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Boles: Indy 500 Tickets In Hot Demand For 2018, Danica Patrick To Get Honored By IMS In May

INDIANAPOLIS – Thursday morning was all about the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. But first, you need a ticket to get into the Greatest Spectacle In Racing. During a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse on Thursday, Mark Miles (President and Chief Executive Officer Hulman & Company) Doug Boles (President Indianapolis Motor Speedway) Takuma Sato (101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 Champion) and Eric Holcomb (Governor of Indiana) showed off the shiny new ticket for the 102nd annual event. The ticket for this year’s race, like many years presiding it, will…

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100 Days Out From 102nd Indy 500, Entry List Starting To Take Shape

It’s officially 100 days from the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. That has led to a mini celebration on social media from teams, drivers and fans themselves celebrating that the biggest event in the world is just around the corner. But, as the days count down, the entry list for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing is starting to form too. As we sit here today, I have 28 cars on the official entry list that have confirmed deals. But, from what I’m hearing, that list could quickly expand to…

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Is It Fair Or Foul That INDYCAR Helped Danica Patrick Get an Indy 500 Ride

It may be Daytona Speedweeks, but it’s never too early to start talking about the Indianapolis 500. Just ask Danica Patrick. She opened the flood gates by comments she made during the Daytona 500 Media Day earlier this week. Patrick, 35, revealed who she’d be racing for in the upcoming Indy 500. While it may have been a slip of the tongue, the gates were opened. Even the team, Ed Carpenter Racing, confirmed it. So did the Verizon IndyCar Series. But, the backstory on how the deal come along is…

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Regional Indy 500 Super Bowl Ad To Appear At The End Of The 1st Half On Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS – The pageantry, excitement and tradition of the Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be featured in a regional advertisement airing on NBC’s telecast of Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb. 4. A 30-second spot will air on selected NBC affiliates in Indiana, including WTHR in Indianapolis, at the end of the first half and leading into the highly anticipated halftime show of the National Football League championship game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Super Bowl annually is the highest-rated television program in…

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Tiny Houses For Rent During Indianapolis 500 Weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Try It Tiny and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are introducing a luxury, pop-up Tiny House Hotel at the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The Tiny House Hotel provides a new, innovative and boutique style of on-site accommodation for race attendees looking for a unique opportunity. “We’re always looking to provide unique experiences for our guests, and the Tiny House Hotel is an exciting new offering in May during the Indianapolis 500,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “This hotel may be tiny, but it…

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Indy 500 Qualifying Points Back To The Way They Should Be

INDIANAPOLIS – The Verizon IndyCar Series made a whole slew of competition announcements on Tuesday afternoon and among the changes are the amount of championship points earned for Indianapolis 500 qualifying. To me, that’s the biggest change in my opinion. Here’s why. Qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil are set for May 19-20, a week ahead of the 102nd running of the race on May 27. This year, driver and entrant points will be awarded to the top nine qualifiers for the race. The pole winner earns nine points…

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