Colts To Open Up 2018 NFL Season At Home On Same Date and Time As Brickyard 400

The Brickyard 400 is fighting a losing battle. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race used to draw over 200,000 spectators at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In all reality, those figures were pushing close to 275,000+ in the races heyday. But, after a tire debacle in 2008 and the summer time heat in Indianapolis, an estimated crowd of 35,000 showed up to last July’s race. The event was one of the most prestigious races on the NASCAR schedule. In the last decade, they lost almost 200,000 fans. The biggest question…

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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 just to earn a ride in either Formula One or here stateside in INDYCAR. 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 Talks Upcoming Brickyard 400 Weekend, Warns Of Heat, But Says Next Year’s Date Hopefully Won’t Have These Issues

INDIANAPOLIS – If you haven’t paid attention to the weather forecast for the upcoming 24th annual Brickyard 400 race weekend, you may want to. Heat is on it’s way to the circle city this weekend and it will play a big role for the events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. So much so, IMS President Doug Boles spoke to the media on Wednesday on some organizational factors that the track and what they will do to aid in fan safety due to the heat. IMS is taking this very seriously and…

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Indy 500 Attendance Won’t Be at 2016 Levels, But This Year’s Crowd Will Be 2nd Largest in Last 20 Years

INDIANAPOLIS – We all knew that the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 would certainly have a bit of a drop off in terms of attendance compared to last year’s race. I mean, how do you top the 100th Running of the race? Everyone expected ticket sales to soar to new heights last year just due to the number “100” alone. Well, how do you top that? The answer is simple, you don’t. Instead of trying to top that number, Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials did the best thing possible, try to…

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Doug Boles Perfect Man for Indianapolis Motor Speedway President

INDIANAPOLIS – Look up perfect, flawless, class, dignity or any other synonym of those words in a dictionary. When you do, you should see a picture of Doug Boles next to them. Boles, is the President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and when you describe his position and his role to not just IMS but to racing as a whole, including fans, you have no other words to use about him than those words above. Boles, is the perfect man for his job title. He’s flawless at his job and…

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100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Crowd Expected to be Biggest In Decades

INDIANAPOLIS – There’s still over two months to go until the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, but it’s never too early to plan for it. As the days wind down to the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” the availability of tickets are too. So much so, if the race started today, there’d be more people through the gates of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year than people that attended last year’s race. “We have already sold more reserve tickets to this Indianapolis 500 than we did for the 2015 race,” Boles…

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