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Gary Bettenhausen passes away at 72 years of age

Gary Bettenhausen passes away at 72 years of age

Click here to read a statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles about the death of driver Gary Bettenhausen.

Format changes enhance battle to qualify for Indianapolis 500

Format changes enhance battle to qualify for Indianapolis 500

[IMS PR] INDYCAR announced a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting lineup for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.

Infield “glamping” now available for Indianapolis 500 weekend

Infield “glamping” now available for Indianapolis 500 weekend

[IMS PR] For the first time ever, Indianapolis 500 fans will have the opportunity to rent a limited number of high quality weatherproof set-up tents featuring a variety of amenities in the IMS infield during the 2014 Indianapolis 500 race weekend, May 22-26.

Comerica Bank Free Prix Day returns to Detroit in 2014

Comerica Bank Free Prix Day returns to Detroit in 2014

[Detroit PR] The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and Comerica Bank today announced the return of a Grand Prix tradition in Detroit – Free Prix Day.

Kanaan unveils 2014 Indianapolis 500 ticket

Kanaan unveils 2014 Indianapolis 500 ticket

[IMS PR] 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan unveiled the artwork for the 2014 Indianapolis 500 ticket during a 500 Festival Corporate Members event Feb. 24 at the Crane Bay Event Venue in downtown Indianapolis.

Standing start announced for Long Beach

Standing start announced for Long Beach

[Long Beach PR] The 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will feature a standing start for the IndyCar Series race, the first time a standing start will take place for the featured race in Long Beach since the final Champ Car World Series race ran here in 2008 and just the second time since the Formula One era ended in 1983.

Country superstar Jason Aldean to headline Indy 500 concert on 5/24

Country superstar Jason Aldean to headline Indy 500 concert on 5/24

Country superstar Jason Aldean to headline Indy 500 pre-race concert as part of Legends Day Presented by Firestone May 24 at IMS.

Hundreds of historic racecars to compete June 6-8 at IMS

Hundreds of historic racecars to compete June 6-8 at IMS

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host more than 500 of the world’s finest and most historic racecars as part of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational to be held June 6-8.

Colorful Granatelli became true icon of Indianapolis 500

Colorful Granatelli became true icon of Indianapolis 500

[IMS PR] Andy Granatelli — known appropriately as “Mister 500″ — understood better than anyone the spirit and challenge of the Indianapolis 500, said J. Douglas Boles, President of IMS.

Commission approves initial IMS upgrade plans

Commission approves initial IMS upgrade plans

[IMS PR] The Indiana Motorsports Commission approved preliminary plans by Hulman & Company to invest state funds on infrastructure upgrades at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, targeted at improvements that enhance the quality of motorsport events and the fan experience at the facility.

Paul Page to return to IMS Radio Network as the Voice of the 500

Paul Page to return to IMS Radio Network as the Voice of the 500

[IMS PR] As previously reported, IMS has confirmed that long-time ABC and IMS Radio Network analyst Paul Page will return to become the Chief Announcer and the Voice of the 500.

Kanaan cherishes likeness on Borg-Warner Trophy

Kanaan cherishes likeness on Borg-Warner Trophy

[IMS PR] Throughout his racing career, Tony Kanaan has hungered to see his face on the Borg-Warner Trophy as one of the spoils of victory for winning the Indianapolis 500. That long-sought achievement was finally realized Dec. 2 during an unveiling ceremony at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.