Archive for May 21, 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 21, 2015) – INDYCAR announced today that it will race in the South Boston Waterfront on Labor Day weekend during the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The Grand Prix of Boston will feature an 11-turn, 2.25-mile temporary street course that surrounds the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The event marks the first time INDYCAR has raced in the Boston area, a key northeast market for the Verizon IndyCar Series.

“The level of enthusiasm we have received from the Boston community has been phenomenal and we look forward to showcasing the Verizon IndyCar Series on Labor Day weekend in 2016,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, the parent of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “There has been a tremendous amount of work from community leaders and Grand Prix of Boston officials and those efforts led to this key addition to our 2016 calendar. We’re thankful to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Grand Prix of Boston CEO Mark Perrone and many other supporters who were instrumental in making today’s announcement possible. Establishing INDYCAR racing in the northeast is an integral part of our strategy for growing our national fan base.”

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“This is an exciting time in Boston and as we explore new ways to grow and attract visitors here, we’re engaging in strong dialogue with organizations like the Grand Prix of Boston,” said Mayor Walsh. “This event has great potential to bring an influx of tourism and support our local businesses during what is traditionally a challenging holiday weekend for hospitality. I’m excited to begin this process and hear from our residents and business owners as we move forward.”

The Verizon IndyCar Series offers the most diverse array of venues in motorsports, racing on temporary street circuits, permanent road courses, short ovals and superspeedways. Other integral street-course events on the schedule include the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Fla.), Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Calif.), Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and Honda Indy Toronto.

“We’re excited to bring this event to the world-class city of Boston,” said Perrone. “From the initial concept, and every step of the way, Mayor Walsh and his leadership have shown an incredible enthusiasm and openness in exploring this new concept, and we’re looking forward to continuing this engagement with the community.”

The Verizon IndyCar Series will be competing in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race will be broadcast live this Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on ABC, with radio coverage provided by SIRIUS 212, XM 209 and the IMS Radio Network.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 20, 2015 – Next year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will celebrate its greatest milestone with the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, which will take place on Sunday, May 29, 2016. In preparation for this historic event, IMS unveiled the logo that will provide a symbol for the year-long celebration.

“Each year we design a new logo for the Indianapolis 500, but this year’s effort has been given special consideration,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co. “The logo for the 100th Indianapolis 500 recognizes both our illustrious past and an even brighter future.”

Watch a video explaining the logo and a video on the 100th Running.

This is a once-in-a-century milestone culminating next Memorial Day weekend with the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Somewhere along the line, the Indianapolis 500 became more than just a race. It has taken on a deeper meaning to competitors and fans alike, providing a spectacular example of human progress highlighting the imagination, innovation and drive required to stake a claim in sporting history.

The Indianapolis 500 Mile Race also means a tremendous amount to the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana, and has become a part of the lives of so many of its residents. 

“The Indianapolis community has shown time and time again that we rise to the occasion and get behind historical opportunities to generate results that surprise even ourselves,” said Allison Melangton, senior vice president of events, Hulman Motorsports Corporation.

In 2016, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will celebrate our desire to push forward, to reach farther and to go faster. With those ideals in mind, preparation for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race has begun as today’s drivers will look to eclipse the feats of legends.  

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2015 Ticket Information: Ticket information is available for all racing events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2015 – The 99th Indianapolis 500, Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, Lilly Diabetes 250, Crown Royal Presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard and Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Fans have three quick, convenient methods to buy tickets:
• Online: Visit www.ims.com/tickets. Tickets are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
• Phone: Call 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.
• In Person: Visit the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at 866-221-8775 for more information. Information on parking and camping at IMS events is available at www.ims.com/tickets.