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INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Want to enjoy club-level seating for a day?

On Wednesday, May 18, the Hulman Terrace Club, the newest club space at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will be open to the public. Anyone inside IMS that day is encouraged to stop by and enjoy the new amenities.

Premium food and beverage concessions will be available for purchase inside the club, where guests can enjoy one of the best views of the historic oval. Guests wishing to join should use the south three Hulman Suite Elevators. No pit and garage credentials will be distributed. Coolers are not permitted.

The Hulman Terrace Club, new for 2016 as part of the Project 100 renovations at IMS, is located on the outside of the front straightaway of the famed 2.5-mile oval past the exit of Turn 4. It features more than 1,000 seats plus ADA-accessible seating for fans seeking a club option similar to what is offered at many other major U.S. stadiums. There are great views from the 22-inch stadium seats and from an outside deck area surrounding a large indoor pavilion.

“We haven’t had a completely new seating option at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in many years, so to debut the Hulman Terrace Club in time for our epic race season including the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 is terrific for our fans,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “I encourage everyone to come out on May 18 and enjoy Verizon IndyCar Series practice from a new perspective!”

The Hulman Terrace Club, open on race days throughout the IMS season, is sold out for 2016. Benefits for ticketholders this year include pit and garage credentials every day except Indianapolis 500 Race Day, an event car ride around the oval, a B2B event, Brickyard Crossing Golf Course and retail discounts and an option to purchase seat nameplates.

Fans may put in their request for 2017 tickets here.

Tickets are now on sale for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, Lilly Diabetes 250, the Crown Royal Presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard and the Red Bull Air Race. Fans have three quick, convenient methods to buy tickets:

Online: Visit http://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 east of the 16th Street roundabout and outside Turn 1 of the oval 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 http://www.ims.com/tickets

226245ad-7e4e-476f-9733-51c856a37c2dIndianapolis, IN (May 11, 2016) – Dale Coyne Racing has signed Gabby Chaves to pilot its #19 Boy Scouts of America entry at this weekend’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis as well as for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

Chaves, who raced for Bryan Herta Autosport last season, won the 2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year title and was also named Rookie of the Year at the Indianapolis 500 after qualifying as the fastest rookie and finishing 16th.

“What can I say, I’m really excited. It’s been the longest off-season of my life,” expressed Chaves. “Throughout my whole career I’ve always been on the grid in the first race of the season and this has been the first time that I haven’t. I thought I had many deals in place before and for some reason or another it never came through. I’ve been speaking with Dale for years now and I’m excited to get something going with him and the team. I’m just really looking forward to it. With my time out of the car, I’ve really been able to value what it means to me to be in a race car. I can now get back on track and enjoy it even more.

“The Angie’s List Grand Prix was a really good race for me last year. I believe this is where I led my first race lap, I think it was only one lap though but it counts and we were the second or third fastest Honda in qualifying so I’m pretty comfortable around here and I think I can do the job,” added the Columbian.

Chaves will be making his 17th Verizon IndyCar Series start this weekend and his first of 2016.  He scored a best finish of ninth last year at the second race at Belle-Isle and placed 15th in the points standings.

The 2014 Indy Lights Champion placed 15th at last year’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

“We’re very excited to have Gabby join us for the next two races, we’ve been in communication for a long time and it’s all finally come together,” shared Team Owner Dale Coyne “He showed a lot of maturity last season, he was quick, mistake-free and made great decisions behind the wheel that you don’t normally see coming from a rookie. We look forward to seeing what he can do in our #19 car.”

Chaves, along with teammate Conor Daly, will be on track starting at 11:00 am ET Thursday, May 12 for the first practice session.

The fifth round of the Verizon IndyCar Series season will go green on Saturday, May 14 at 3:50pm ET with live television coverage on ABC starting at 3:30pm ET.

Live timing and scoring will be available at racecontrol.Indycar.com for all sessions with live streaming also available during practice and qualifying.

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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon speaks with IMS President Doug Boles after help install the final touches to the new Gate 1 at IMS -- Photo by: Chris Jones

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon speaks with IMS President Doug Boles after help install the final touches to the new Gate 1 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — Image by Chris Jones

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and 2008 Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon helped make more history today, placing the official “Indianapolis Motor Speedway” lettering above the new Gate 1 sign at IMS. The moment marked the official opening of the new IMS Gate 1 Plaza, a key piece of Project 100 at IMS. For photos from the event, click here.

“Having our Verizon IndyCar Series champion and an Indy 500 winner here at the Speedway to mark this significant occasion means so much to everyone here at IMS,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles said. “The new Gate 1 Plaza will welcome fans from across the globe to our iconic facility, and provide a treasured year-round photo opportunity for visitors. This weekend, at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, don’t miss your chance to be one of the first fans to walk through this historic entryway.”

Project 100 represents a more than $90 million investment in the future of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Phase 3 of the project, now nearing completion, includes the new Gate 1 Plaza, an improved track fence, additional rows of seating along the front straightaway and the first stadium seats at IMS.

The new Gate 1 Plaza includes checkered flag-pattern tile as well as fan bricks, light posts accented with the famous Wing and Wheel logo and a recreation of the famous 1909 photo that has the layout of IMS inlaid in the entryway. It includes 19 entry gates, more than doubling the number previously available at Gate 1. It also significantly expands the entry space available to fans as they first enter the facility.

The next Project 100 milestone will be the placement of the famous Wing and Wheel above the new Gate 1 during Race Week of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

Tickets are now on sale for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, Lilly Diabetes 250, the Crown Royal Presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard and the Red Bull Air Race. 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 east of the 16th Street roundabout and outside Turn 1 of the oval 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