Posts Tagged ‘Indianapolis Motor Speedway’
This year’s race will go down in history as one of the weirdest and most unexpected in history, highlighted by the large amount of caution time, cold weather, and the closest finish in the race’s history.
The third consecutive year of rain on the first day of time trials, the possibility of not being able to see the race because of rain, Rick Mears’s fourth race victory, and the appearance of Norman Schwarzkopf at the race were among the highlights at the Speedway this year.
[IMS PR] Ceremonies surrounding the induction of the newest members of the Auto Racing Hall of Fame will expand in 2013 and will take place at IMS on the Indianapolis 500 weekend.
[SFHR PR] CENTURY 21 will serve as the primary sponsor for IZOD IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden’s car in the Indianapolis 500.
[IMS PR] The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will expand its commitment to renewable energy and green initiatives by participating in a partnership to build a 25-acre solar farm on IMS property northeast of the track.
Chad expresses optimism regarding the proposed rule changes for the 2013 season.
The second consecutive year of having the first day of time trials washed out, the unexpected victory of Arie Luyendyk, and the unbelievable 15 mph increase in the winner’s average speed were the highlights of this year at the Speedway.
[IMS PR] Veteran business leader and international sports executive Mark D. Miles will become CEO of Hulman & Company on December 17, 2012. The appointment positions Jeff Belskus, who currently serves as CEO of several Hulman & Company lines of business, to focus his attention on IMS Corporation and INDYCAR.
[IMS PR] “Tony George has made the difficult decision to resign from the board because of his involvement with a group that has recently expressed an interest in purchasing the Hulman & Company-owned INDYCAR organization,” said Jeff Belskus, Hulman & Company president and CEO.
[IMS PR] Jerry Grant, a 10-time competitor in the Indianapolis 500 and the first person to turn an official lap faster than 200 mph in an Indy car, died Sunday, Aug. 12. He was 77.
[Foyt Racing PR] Chase Austin will campaign an AJ Foyt Racing entry in the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2013.