IMS To Honor Mario Andretti And His 50th Anniversary Of His Indy 500 Victory From 1969 In May

INDIANAPOLIS – This May will be the 50th anniversary of a special moment in Indianapolis 500 history. In 1969, Mario Andretti piloted his bright orange No. 2 STP Ford to victory for the first and only time his storied career at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fast forward to the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 that will take place this May. It’s 50 years after the fact. On Wednesday, IMS announced that they’ll honor Andretti for the entire month in celebration of his victory back in ’69. Race fans around…

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USAC Midget Race Coming Back To IMS In Sept. 2019

INDIANAPOLIS – The Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink, which debuted in September 2018 as an overwhelming success with drivers, teams and fans, will return for its second running Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at The Dirt Track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The United States Auto Club (USAC) National Midget Championship event once again will kick off race weekend at IMS for the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line, creating five consecutive days of action at the Racing Capital of…

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Speedway To Become The Official Fuel And Convenience Store Of IndyCar And IMS

INDIANAPOLIS – Hulman & Company announced a multiyear agreement today with Speedway LLC, making the national convenience store chain the Official Fuel and Official Convenience Store of INDYCAR, the IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500 beginning in 2019. Speedway LLC (Speedway) is the nation’s second largest company-owned and -operated convenience store chain with almost 4,000 retail convenience stores across the United States. Headquartered in Enon, Ohio, Speedway is a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) and has locations in 35 states. The IndyCar Series will conduct 11 races…

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Mari Hulman George Passes Away At 83

Hulman & Company and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman of the Board Emeritus Mari Hulman George, who touched the lives of millions through her deep passion for auto racing, stewardship of the Racing Capital of the World and decades of compassionate philanthropy, died Nov. 3 in Indianapolis with her family by her side. She was 83. Mari served as IMS chairman from 1988-2016, but motorsports and the world-renowned racetrack were among the cornerstones of her life since her father, Anton “Tony” Hulman Jr., purchased the facility in November 1945 and saved…

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Main Takeaways From Monday’s Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS – The wet and soggy weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has come to an end. The checkered flag has flown on Monday’s doubleheader of action on the famed 2.5-mile track. Now that the regular season has come to a close too, here are my main takeaways from Monday’s rain delayed Brickyard 400. 

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Penske Wins The Last 2 Races But Do They Have The Speed To Contend For The Championship?

INDIANAPOLIS – The most momentum heading into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has to go to Team Penske and Brad Keselowski. Monday’s win in the rain delayed Brickyard 400 was the second straight for his No. 2 Ford. Last week, he won the prestigious Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway. This week, he wins at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

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Blaney’s Late Race Mistake Due To Confusion From XFINITY Series Race Run Earlier

INDIANAPOLIS – Only five drivers were running both NASCAR races from the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval on Monday. Ryan Blaney was one of them. Blaney, had a great opportunity to earn a top five finish in both as he finished third in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race earlier on in the day and was running inside of the top five in the closing stages of the Brickyard 400 too. But, Blaney made a costly error on his final pit stop of the day which cost him several positions. As a…

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Should XFINITY Series Package Be Used For Future Brickyard 400’s? Some Say Yes, Some Say No

INDIANAPOLIS – For the second straight year, the NASCAR XFINITY Series used the restrictor plate package at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For the second straight year, it was the best race of the weekend. Last year, we saw a record setting Lilly Diabetes 250 on the famed 2.5-mile track. There were 16 lead changes with a margin of victory of 0.108-seconds. 

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Jones Keeps Momentum Going With Runner-Up Finish In Monday’s Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS – One of the hottest drivers heading into the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs is Erik Jones. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver brought his No. 20 Toyota home runner-up in Monday’s rain delayed Brickyard 400 for his third straight top eight finish on the season and ninth top eight over the last 11 races overall. In terms of average finishing position among all the top Cup Series drivers in that time frame, Jones is among the best. 

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Elliott Talks Long Day Of Racing, Whether Restrictor Plate Package Should Be Run At Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Five drivers had a long day of racing ahead of them at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Due to the Lilly Diabetes 250 being rained out on Saturday and the Brickyard 400 postponed on Sunday, we were set up for a NASCAR doubleheader on the famed 2.5-mile track on Monday. Chase Elliott, Ty Dillon, Austin Dillon, Ryan Blaney and JJ Yeley would be the only drivers to pull double duty on Monday. That’s 650 miles of racing in one day. 

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