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Indianapolis 500 Champion Alexander Rossi Helps Unveil 101st Running Ticket

Indianapolis 500 Champion Alexander Rossi Helps Unveil 101st Running Ticket

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 16, 2017) – A new piece of racing history came to life today as reigning race winner Alexander Rossi and officials unveiled the colorful, coveted ticket for the 101st Indianapolis 500.

Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles and Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles joined 100th Indianapolis 500 winner Rossi of Andretti Autosport during ceremonies at the Cummins Distribution Headquarters in downtown Indianapolis.

The ceremony started a day of activities to mark 101 days from Race Day for this year’s edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on Sunday, May 28 at IMS.

Adhering to time-honored tradition, the ticket design is anchored by the most-recent Indy 500 champion. This year’s layout features an iconic photo of Rossi taken immediately following the winner’s customary swig from a bottle of milk in Victory Circle.

“This year’s ticket features a spectacular design, and it will be a great keepsake for fans for years to come,” Boles said. “We’re grateful to our friends at Cummins, who share our passion for racing and the Indy 500, for hosting us this morning and creating such a special memory for Alexander, as well as the many community partners and Verizon IndyCar Series fans in attendance.”

The ticket for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil (Photo courtesy of Ithe ndianapolis Motor Speedway)

In lockstep with the Indy 500 logo, the ticket boasts a bold and patriotic red, white and blue color palette. The image of Rossi, car owners Michael Andretti and Bryan Herta, and the Indianapolis 500 logo are embellished with a special 3D coating. Metallic-foiled bricks frame the epic Victory Circle imagery. The basic design will apply to all tickets, but quantities of the embellished, souvenir version are limited and fans should purchase their tickets at or the IMS Ticket Office in the next few weeks to receive the souvenir version with all embellishments.

The event at the Cummins Distribution Headquarters also marked the beginning of a special new campaign to promote the 101st Running: the delivery of a branded milk bottle each day throughout the full 101-day countdown. The first bottle was presented to Cummins, Inc. CEO Tom Linebarger this morning.

Visit to purchase tickets for the world’s most prestigious auto race and to learn more about the entire Month of May at IMS, including the INDYCAR Grand Prix on May 13.

The first chance to see Rossi back in race action this year is Sunday, March 12 at the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Visit for more information on the exciting 2017 season.

Zedd and Marshmello to Headline Indy 500 Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light – Tickets Are On-Sale Now!

Zedd and Marshmello to Headline Indy 500 Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light – Tickets Are On-Sale Now! 

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 – The Indy 500 Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light is proud to announce the official lineup for 2017! EDM superstars ZEDD and MARSHMELLO will headline, along with support by RL GRIMEACTION BRONSONADVENTURE CLUB and THE TRAP HOUSE, in addition to wrestling legend RIC FLAIR as the special emcee. The Snake Pit will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, on Sunday, May 28, during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“Indianapolis rocks like no other city in the world the weekend of Indy 500,” Flair said. “Can’t wait to rock it out with all of you from the Snake Pit! WOOOOO!”

General admission and VIP tickets for this May 28 Race Day event are on sale now for $35 and $110 at and All Snake Pit ticket holders must also hold a valid Indy 500 general admission or reserved seat ticket. Packages that include Race Day GA tickets are available.

“The Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light has earned its place as one of the biggest and best Race Weekend parties and this year’s lineup of artists is going to take things to a whole new level,” said Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles. “On Race Day, the infield inside Turn 3 will once again fill with thousands of fans ready to cheer on some of the world’s best EDM acts and adding the iconic Ric Flair to help hype up the atmosphere will make 2017 even more memorable. And, once again, we’ll throw in some really great racing with the music!”

Zedd released his debut LP “Clarity” in 2012 to critical acclaim. The album’s lead single “Spectrum” garnered massive global attention, soaring to #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Song chart and ultimately earning Dance Club Song of the Year as well as iTunes Breakthrough Album of the Year (Dance). In 2015, he released his second studio album, True Colors, led by the smash hit “I Want You to Know” featuring Selena Gomez. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart and was certified platinum. Zedd has been named both a Rolling Stone and MTV “Artist to Watch” and has performed at top festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Electric Zoo. He has also collaborated with top artists including Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.  

Marshmello’s official biography is simple: “I just want to make good music…that doesn’t require you knowing who I am.” The anonymous DJ has become and EDM powerhouse, releasing his debut album “Joytime” in 2016 featuring popular tracks such as “Keep it Mello” and “Want U 2.” In May of 2016, he released his hit single “Alone,” which racked up more than 100 million YouTube views in three months while charting on the Billboard Hot 100. 

RL Grime released “Grapes EP” in 2012 and his follow up EP “High Beams” in 2013. The latter reached #1 on the iTunes Electronic Chart. His first full-length album, “Void,” was released in 2014 and includes collaborations with Big Sean and Boys Noize. 

Action Bronson’s debut album “Mr. Wonderful” was released in 2015. The rapper has toured with artists such as Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and J Cole and hosted a food web series for his label, VICE Records. 

Canadian EDM duo Adventure Club released their debut album Red//Blue in 2016. Their previous work has been featured on MTV shows such as Eye Candy and Teen Wolf. The duo has toured across North America, playing sets at festivals such as EDC and Ultra.   

The Trap House are a Chicago based duo that formed in 2012. What started as basement party with 30 people has grown into the “Most Ratchet Party” in Chicago ever since. 

Ric Flair® is a celebrity and professional wrestler. Also known as the “Nature Boy®,” Flair is among the most famous and well-known wrestlers in the world, and has been one of wrestling’s biggest stars since the late 1970s. Flair was often popular with the crowd due to his in-ring antics, including rule breaking (earning him the distinction of being “the dirtiest player in the game”), his cocky interview style, strutting and his shouting of “WOOOOO!™” The “WOOOOO!” yell has since become a tribute to Flair, and is often shouted by the crowd whenever they see Ric or when another wrestler performs one of Flair’s signature moves. A Facebook and Twitter favorite, YouTube sensation, and whose name returns almost 4 million Google hits in under .2 seconds, Ric Flair® is an international icon.

IMS has once again partnered with React Presents, the leading electronic concert and festival promoter in the Midwest, to promote the event. React Presents is a full service club, concert and festival promotion company based in Chicago. 

Ticket Information

Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light tickets are only available for purchase to Indianapolis 500 Mile Race ticket holders. Ticket packages for both the Indianapolis 500 race and the Snake Pit can be purchased HERE

General admission tickets to the Snake Pit are available beginning at $35 in addition to VIP tickets starting at $110. VIP amenities will include access to a raised viewing platform located side stage, a private cash bar and private air-conditioned restrooms. Snake Pit tickets do not include Indy 500 gate admission, which must be purchased as well. 

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The 2017 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race is scheduled for noon (ET) Sunday, May 28, 2017. The Snake Pit acts will start performing prior to the race, beginning at 7AM

IMS to Host Red Bull Air Race Season Finale

IMS to Host Red Bull Air Race Season Finale

The Racing Capital of the World will crown a new champion in 2017, with the Red Bull Air Race hosting its season finale at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Oct.14-15. Tickets and hangar passes are on sale now at

“IMS is where the biggest names in motorsports come to produce epic moments and make sporting history,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles said. “Aviation is in our DNA, and we’re honored to host the season finale at the very same venue where the Wright Brothers once flew. Indy embraced the Air Race pilots and teams in 2016 and our fans will be even more excited to see a global champion crowned in 2017.” 

Last year’s inaugural competition produced a crowd of more than 65,000 over two days according to official Red Bull Air Race estimates. Pilots reached speeds of nearly 230 m.p.h and endured forces of up to 10G as they navigated large air-filled pylons. Matthias Dolderer won the event, successfully making his way through several rounds of competition on the 1.85 mile infield layout. To watch a recap of last year’s race, click here.

The full schedule announcement from Red Bull Air Race is below.  

Red Bull Air Race Schedule Announcement 

Salzburg (Austria) – The 2017 season of the Red Bull Air Race will begin with its diamond 75th race and conclude at the motorsport mecca; Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Along the way, the official World Championship will celebrate its tenth season with returns to San Diego, USA and Porto, Portugal, as well as a premier in Kazan, Russia.

The eight-race calendar takes off on February 10-11, 2017 with the celebration of a double anniversary: UAE will mark the 75th Red Bull Air Race of the World Championship and the 10th consecutive season opener in Abu Dhabi. Then on April 15-16, the raceplanes will return to San Diego, USA, which became a favorite over three consecutive seasons from 2007-2009.

Next: A third stop in Chiba, Japan on June 3-4. 90,000 fans cheered home hero Yoshihide Muroya to his first race win last year, and his triumph only fueled their passion. The exhilaration will continue on July 1-2, as the raceplanes dart under the Chain Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, the spiritual home of the sport.

As the summer continues, the Red Bull Air Race will write a new chapter in its history. A July debut in the Sports Capital of Russia, Kazan, with its rich 1,000-year-old culture and colorful skyline then the fight for the championship will move to another location in Europe which will be announced later.

On September 2-3, the season’s last race in Europe will be its first return in eight years to Porto, Portugal, where many spectators lined the banks of the Douro River to catch the action at the last Porto stop in 2009.

The season finale will rev up back in the USA on October 14-15, with the second consecutive race at the epic motorsport track of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Champion will be crowned.

“I can’t remember when I’ve been so excited about a season. The calendar goes from strength to strength, with every stop holding special significance as either a landmark location in the sport’s history or a premiere in a dramatic new setting. We’re especially thrilled to bring high-speed, low-altitude racing to a new audience in Russia,” said Erich Wolf, General Manager of Red Bull Air Race GmbH. “Each pilot and team is keen to clinch the honor of winning the 75th Red Bull Air Race at the opener in Abu Dhabi just a few weeks from now, and the pace and intensity will only build throughout the season. What a year it’s going to be.” 

Ticketing for the 2017 season of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship is underway. For all the latest news and information, visit


Red Bull Air Race 2017 Calendar

February 10-11: Abu Dhabi, UAE

April 15-16: San Diego, USA 

June 3-4: Chiba, Japan

July 1-2: Budapest, Hungary 

July 22-23:  Kazan, Russia

August 12-13: TBA, Europe

September 2-3: Porto, Portugal 

October 14-15: Indianapolis, USA 

Keith Urban to Headline Firestone Legends Day Concert on May 27

Keith Urban to Headline Firestone Legends Day Concert on May 27

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 – Four-time Grammy winner Keith Urban will headline the annual Firestone Legends Day Concert on Saturday, May 27, the day before the 101st Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Tickets go on-sale Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. with a pre-sale for current 2017 IMS ticketholders taking place at an earlier date. 

Urban’s songs have reached the top of the charts 21 times, most recently with current smash hit “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Urban has recorded eight studio albums and is the first male Country artist to debut atop the all-genre charts in the U.S., Canada and Australia. He’s won both a People’s Choice Award and an American Music Award and has been nominated for a Golden Globe. He’s also won eleven Academy of Country Music Awards, has had five consecutive platinum or multi-platinum albums and is a member of the famed Grand Ole Opry.

“Firestone Legends Day has become an awesome way to celebrate the night before the Indianapolis 500 each year and having Keith Urban headline this year’s concert is going to be fantastic,” said IMS President J. Douglas Boles. “Keith’s many chart-topping Billboard hits, along with his appreciation for racing, will give thousands of spectators a can’t miss show to help celebrate the 101st Indy 500 Race Weekend.”

“The Firestone Legends Day concert has become a much anticipated Indianapolis 500 tradition, and we are excited to partner with the Speedway to bring superstar Keith Urban to the IMS stage,” said Philip Dobbs, chief marketing officer, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “This event gives us the perfect platform to showcase the hard work and trusted dependability that make up the Firestone brand, and it allows us to connect with passionate country music fans in an engaging way.”

Dustin Lynch and Clayton Anderson will be special guests and fill out the full lineup. 

Lynch’s self-titled debut album hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. His lead single, “Cowboys and Angels,” exceeded platinum sales status while earning Lynch a legion of devoted fans. “Cowboys and Angels” became a modern day country classic, ending the year as one of Billboard’s Top 5 Country Songs of 2012. Racking up over 25 million views on YouTube/VEVO, soaring to #1 on the MTV Music Meter and selling 2.4 million digital singles, the Tennessee native brings a fresh combination of traditional influences and edgy intensity to the genre. His sophomore album WHERE IT’S AT, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart and has tallied over 750,000 tracks sold to date.

Over the past four years, southern Indiana native Clayton Anderson has managed to do the unthinkable – he’s cracked into country music backwards, independently and with a fury.  

Anderson has released three albums, including his brand-new project, Only To Borrow.  Recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville, this six song EP was written and produced by Clayton and some of music’s most talented writers, musicians and producers.  The album’s first single, “In the Dark” garnered immediate streaming activity online and captured the attention of influential music playlist programmers. Armed with new music and an electric live show, Clayton Anderson is not only here to stay, but a force to be reckoned with.  

General admission tickets for the concert start at $40 and access to the Firestone Concert Pit near the front of the stage is set for $75. Prices will increase closer to the concert date. For tickets and additional information, please visit or call (800) 822-INDY. Children 3 and under are free to the concert. 

IMS ticketholders can sign up to receive pre-sale information by clicking here. Details will be communicated via email this week. 

Fans with tickets for the Firestone Legends Day Concert will be admitted free to Legends Day activities. Admission to IMS on Legends Day will be $10 for adults, with children 15 and under free when accompanied by an adult. 

Other featured events on Legends Day presented by Firestone include the annual Public Drivers’ Meeting on pit road adjacent to the Tower Terrace grandstand, autograph sessions with the Indianapolis 500 starting field of 33 drivers and former Indy 500 drivers and an Indianapolis 500 memorabilia show. 

The 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will be held on Sunday, May 28.

Major karting competition coming to Battle at the Brickyard Weekend

Major karting competition coming to USAC Battle at the Brickyard weekend

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and United States Auto Club announced today that a karting competition will be added to the schedule for the annual “USAC Battle at the Brickyard.” The 2017 edition of the event will take place July 6-9 and already features an action-packed schedule highlighted by the USAC Honda .25 Midget series.   

“Many of the legendary champions that have driven at IMS got their start in karting,” said Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles. “Partnering with USAC to bring this race here is a great chance to further engage with grassroots drivers and fans. We’re looking forward to a really fun and competitive event in July.” 

“This is the first major karting competition to ever take place at IMS,” said USAC President Kevin Miller. “What a tremendous opportunity for so many drivers to experience the history and excitement of racing at such an iconic venue.” 

The race course will use the north section of the IMS road course and will include some of the widest sections ever utilized in kart racing. It will be just over 1 mile in length. There will be classes for drivers 12 & up including “club” and “national” level classes featuring Briggs & Stratton, Yamaha, Honda, Rotax and specialty karting engines. The event is closed to the public

Gate 9 is entryway to epic world of Red Bull Air Race at IMS

Gate 9 is entryway to epic world of Red Bull Air Race at IMS Key Points:  Gate 9 is the best way to enter the track on Race Weekend.  Fans should access the facility via 30th Street – and not 16th Street – for the Red Bull Air Race. Parking will be offered in Lots…

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Tickets for ‘Lights at the Brickyard’ seasonal event on sale

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 – “Speedway Speedy Pass” tickets are on sale today for the new highlight of the holidays, “Lights at the Brickyard” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This seasonal event, running from Nov. 18-20, Nov. 23-27 and Dec. 1-31, features more than 2 million lights spanning more than 400 displays across 40 scenes, spread along a 1.7-mile driving experience. The drive incorporates portions of the IMS road course and oval, and crosses the famous “Yard of Bricks.” Hours for the event are 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

“Lights at the Brickyard is going to be another unforgettable event at IMS, mixing holiday cheer with our iconic facility,” said Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles. “We’re always busy from May through October here, but now we’re thrilled to have this opportunity to engage with the community in the wintertime.”

Speedway Speedy Pass tickets are available now at for this holiday extravaganza. This ticket allows guests to skip the main line into the facility and gain faster access. The Speedway Speedy Pass entrance is via Gate 12 adjacent to the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course.

Only one ticket is needed per car. The cost is $40 for vehicles with up to 14 passengers and $100 for vehicles with 15 or more passengers.

Each ticket is good for one trip through the exhibit. Prices will increase on Nov. 18 when the event opens, so guests are encouraged to purchase now.

Regular drive-up admission tickets will go on sale Nov. 18 at a price of $20, and will increase to $30 from Dec. 1-31 for vehicles with up to 14 passengers, and $50 for vehicles with 15 or more passengers. Regular admission is at Gate 2 on the south end of the facility off 16th Street.

Guests may print all tickets at home for redemption at the gate or may have them scanned via smartphones.

Robby Unser and Andre Ahrle win Indy Legends Pro-Am at Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational

Robby Unser and Andre Ahrle win Indy Legends Pro-Am at Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational

INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, June 18, 2016 – The Unser family isn’t done finding the way to Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

On Sunday, Robby Unser – a two-time Indy 500 starter and the son of three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser – steered a 1965 Cobra CompR to victory with teammate Andre Ahrle in the Indy Legends Pro-Am, the spotlight event of the four-day Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational.

“You have no idea how much it means to be on this podium,” Robby said, sounding a little like his cousin Al Unser Jr., who memorably said “you just don’t know what Indy means” after winning his first Indy 500 in 1992.

Thirty-three former Indianapolis 500 drivers paired with amateurs for a 50-minute race on the 2.439-mile IMS road course. The Ahrle/Unser team won first overall and first in the “A Production” class, with Clair Schwendeman and seven-time “500” starter Richie Hearn taking second in the class. Third in class were Unser Jr. and partner Peter Klutt, who teamed to win the first Indy Legends Pro-Am in 2014.

“This SVRA event is a fantastic event and we love it,” Unser Jr. said.

In the “B Production” class, Gary Moore and 2002 Indy 500 runner-up Paul Tracy won in a 1965 Ford Mustang GT350, giving Tracy a long-awaited opportunity to drink the winner’s milk in Victory Circle.

“For me, it’s a joy to be here and to run here, and to finally go up on top of that podium is obviously a great feeling, and to hold a bottle of milk – that’s the one thing I didn’t get to do in my career that I felt I should have done,” Tracy said. “To be able to do it today with this group of guys, it was a hoot.”

George Del Canto and 11-time “500” starter Davey Hamilton were second in the class, with Charles Bentley and A.J. Foyt IV in third.

Among the others in the field were Roberto Guerrero, Lyn St. James, Davy Jones and Willy T. Ribbs. The range of “500” history stretched from Dick Simon, who first raced in 1970, to 2013 starter Ana Beatriz. Put another way, more than 10 percent of the 287 living Indianapolis 500 drivers filled the grid for the Indy Legends Pro-Am.

A “Garage 34” entry of former Brickyard 400 champion Bill Elliott and NASCAR Cup-winning crew chief Ray Evernham finished 33rd after early problems in their 1965 Chevrolet Corvette.

IMS Historian Donald Davidson served as the Grand Marshal for the event.

The Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational continues from 8 a.m.-6:15 p.m. on Sunday on the IMS road course and the famed 2.5-mile oval, in vehicles ranging from early 1900s models all the way up to modern cars and everything in between. Tickets are $20, with children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Additional information on the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association can be found on the SVRA website,

Kid Rock returns to The Brickyard for July 23 concert

Kid Rock returns to The Brickyard for July 23 concert

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, June 9, 2016 – Multi-platinum award-winning rock ‘n’ roll icon Kid Rock will be in concert on July 23 during the Crown Royal Presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His high-octane Saturday night performance will take place in the IMS infield following the XFINITY Series Lilly Diabetes 250 race.

The Michigan native played at IMS in 2007 on Miller Lite Carb Day during the Indianapolis 500, and is now returning for one of the crown jewel weekends on the NASCAR calendar. Acclaimed country rockers Parmalee will be the opening act for this can’t miss event. 

“We’ll look forward to having a fellow Midwesterner join us for a great Saturday of entertainment at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said IMS President J. Douglas Boles. “Kid Rock is a familiar face to music fans and race fans at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and is the perfect headliner for our big summer NASCAR weekend.”

General admission tickets for Saturday’s race and the Kid Rock Concert at The Brickyard are $30 through July 8 and can be purchased now at After July 9, the price increases to $40. Current ticketholders to any IMS event can purchase a GA Saturday ticket and front-stage pit access for $85 through a pre-sale which runs until June 15

Kid Rock, whose musical styles range from hip-hop and rock to heavy metal and country, has sold more than 26 million albums around the world.

Following the release of his latest studio album “First Kiss,” Kid Rock embarked on his “First Kiss: Cheap Date” summer tour that sold over 650,000 tickets over 40 shows including a record-breaking 10 sold-out nights in his hometown of Detroit. The tour, which followed the model of his 2013 tour, broke all the rules by giving back to fans and making the concert experience more affordable with $20 tickets, lower fees and deals on everything from concessions to merchandise. The fans rewarded him with a huge turnout and Rock sold more tickets in amphitheaters in the U.S. than any other act in 2015.

The multi-instrumentalist has made hits across genres, from rap and rock in the 1990s with singles “Bawitdaba” and “Cowboy,” to country with “Picture,” a collaboration with Sheryl Crow that charted at No. 4 on the Hot 100. Rock’s 2007 album featuring the song “All Summer Long” charted at No. 1 in eight countries across Europe and Australia, and the music video received more than 48 million views on YouTube. Rock has consistently released albums since 1990, many of them going platinum and multi-platinum with spots in the Top 10.

Kid Rock is also a passionate supporter of those who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and a vocal advocate for his hometown of Detroit.

Parmalee’s country rock sound has its roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues covers the guys grew up hearing their families play. Country fans voted the band’s debut single, “Musta Had A Good Time,” No. 1 for 4 consecutive weeks on SiriusXM’s The Highway “Hot 30 LIVE” countdown and the song became a Top 40 hit on mainstream country radio. The fun-loving party anthem has been featured in national sporting event broadcasts from the PGA Tour to Major League Baseball. Parmalee was named a “Bubbling Under Artist” by Billboard magazine (June 2013) and one of Clear Channel’s “NEW! Artists to Watch” in 2013. MTV Networks also hand-picked Parmalee to perform as part of its 2013 “O Music Awards” and the foursome recently appeared on the Fourth Annual American Country Awards.

Parmalee recently made history when its multi-week No. 1 smash “Carolina” became the longest climbing single by a duo or group in the 24-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. Parmalee was also the first multi-member country act to garner a No. 1 single on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts since Florida Georgia Line. “Carolina” was recently certified gold (for over 500,000 in sales) by the RIAA.

Bosch North America awards contingency prize to winner of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500

Bosch North America awards contingency prize to winner of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500

BROADVIEW, Ill. – Bosch Automotive Aftermarket NA recently commemorated its storied history with the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway in celebration of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Honoring the milestone anniversary, Bosch contributed a race contingency prize of $50,000 to Alexander Rossi, the 100th winner of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” at Victory Circle on Sunday, May 29.

“Our relationship with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway dates back to the first ever running of ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,'” said Tony Pauly, director of advertising and brand management for Robert Bosch LLC, Automotive Aftermarket North America. “We were first across the finish line in 1911 and are pleased to be participating in this great event again in 2016. Bosch has been a part of some of the most iconic moments in Indy 500 history and has witnessed the evolution of the event along the way.” 

Bosch’s presence at the Indianapolis 500 dates to the first event in 1911 when the storied Marmon Wasp, driven by Ray Harroun and outfitted with Bosch parts, captured victory at the inaugural race. In the years since, Bosch has continued to provide quality parts and services to Indy 500 competitors, helping to win the renowned race more than 30 times. 

The insights Bosch gains from performance on tracks such as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway translate to innovation on the road for consumers.  Bosch engineers work hand-in-hand with race teams to extract learnings from vehicles after enduring the extreme conditions on the track.

Bosch involvement in motorsports dates to the early 1900s. The company is actively involved in the Verizon IndyCar Series and other racing events, supplying products and technology to the most successful teams in racing today.  

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