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Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV Named Official Security Robot of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV Named Official Security Robot of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Automated, Driverless Security Robot To Help Protect World’s Highest-Capacity Sports Venue INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 – “Start your engines” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) now extends to its automated, driverless security robot, the Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV). Named the […]

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Gurney Remembered as Multi-Talented American Racing Legend

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 – Dan Gurney, one of America’s true auto racing heroes, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14 in Southern California following complications with pneumonia. He was 86. A tall, handsome, larger-than-life American who raced in Europe during the late 1950s and 1960s at a time when the American public was generally not...

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IMS Statement on Passing of Dan Gurney

IMS Statement on Passing of Dan Gurney INDIANAPOLIS, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 – A statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles on the death Sunday, Jan. 14 of legendary American race driver, team owner and car constructor Dan Gurney, who finished three times in the top three during his nine Indianapolis 500 starts […]

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Sato Earns $2.45 Million for Winning 101st Indianapolis 500

    Sato Earns $2.45 Million for Winning 101st Indianapolis 500 INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 29, 2017 – Takuma Sato earned $2,458,129 from an overall purse of $13,178,359 for his victory Sunday in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Verizon IndyCar Series veteran Sato, from […]

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Tomorrow at the Track: Saturday, May 27

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 26, 2017 – Information about Saturday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  SCHEDULE (All times local) 7 a.m.: Outisde Parking Lots Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m.: Administrative Office Open, Credential Office Open, IMS Ticket Office Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Ticket Trackside Office Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Credential Trackside Office Open, Public Gates […]

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Race Day Red Carpet Brings Star Power to 101st Indianapolis 500

Race Day Red Carpet Brings Star Power to 101st Indianapolis 500  INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 26, 2017 – Racing’s biggest and best red carpet once again will feature an action-packed hour of celebrity interviews and fun photo opportunities for fans of the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. This year’s red carpet will take place from […]

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100th Running Wins 2016 Event of the Year at Sports Business Awards

100th Running Wins 2016 Event of the Year at Sports Business Awards INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 25, 2017 – The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil added another accolade to an already stellar resume Wednesday night, taking home 2016’s Event of the Year honor at the 2017 Sports Business Awards. The […]

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Dixon, Honda Storm To Indianapolis 500 Pole

Dixon, Honda Storm to Indianapolis 500 Pole Scott Dixon to lead the field to the start of the 101st Indianapolis 500 Honda drivers claim four of the top five starting positions, seven of top 10 Tenth Honda pole in 17 “500s”   SPEEDWAY, Ind., (May 21, 2017) – In a thrilling conclusion today to qualifying […]

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Howard shakes off rust to lead fourth Indianapolis 500 practice

Howard shakes off rust to lead fourth Indianapolis 500 practice INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, May 18, 2017) – Jay Howard has been away from Indy car racing for six years, but it mattered not in the fourth practice day for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Howard, driving the No. 77 Lucas Oil/Team One […]

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2017 Indianapolis 500 – Thursday, May 18 – Good Morning – 10:30am

By Steve Wittich Good morning from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Yesterday’s breezy conditions limited the 33 entries for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil to only 408 laps. If you want an idea of how strong the wind really was yesterday, just take a look at the differences in the trap speeds...

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    • Long Beach’s Grand Prix report is $150K worth of obvious points
      That report was made public Monday afternoon, and it’s loaded with an absence of surprises, although there are a few bits of weirdness involved. Rather than submit what KPMG said would be an ideal computer-aided design plan for the proposed F1 track that would identify all mandatory components required following FIA (the governing body of […]
    • Here’s who won the race between Formula 1 and IndyCar in Long Beach
      In October last year the city released a request for proposals seeking “an open-wheel auto racing format” to run the annual Grand Prix event. From the start it was only a two-horse race between Michaelian and Pook. Pook, of course, was hardly a carpetbagger. He founded the Long Beach Grand Prix in 1975 and brought […]
    • Q&A: Printup talks future of WGI, IndyCar, Phish
      Everybody was excited, but I take a lot of personal interest in IndyCar. I always have. I kind of grew up in IndyCar, so I was glad that we were able to get them back. The fans themselves, for only having a little bit less than 90 days to sell the race last year, we […]
    • Rick Mears – still the ultimate pro at 65
      Over the past 20-something years writing about racing, I’ve encountered three people from whom I learn something about the art of racecar driving every time we speak for longer than five minutes. One of that trio is Rick Ravon Mears, born this day 65 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and brought up in Bakersfield, Calif. […]
    • Memoir helps widow cope after IndyCar driver's death
      Tonya Bergeson-Dana talks with her son, Conor, about his father when he brings it up, which is often. If he’s asking the questions, she reasons, he’s ready to hear the answers. Paul Conor Dana, at age 9, knows that his father was Paul Dana, a journalist and IndyCar driver who died in March 2006 during […]