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By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Hulman & Company has announced the formation of INDYCAR Media, which becomes the in-house global distribution arm of INDYCAR’s international media rights. INDYCAR Media has already begun to arrange the distribution of media rights for the 2019 IndyCar Series season and beyond. Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, which owns INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, oversaw the development of a similar program for the ATP Tour in men’s professional tennis and that program stands as a model. INDYCAR Media will secure deals with more thanRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR released its 2019 schedule today featuring 17 events, a newly announced race and a new event finale. All the action will be showcased in INDYCAR’s first full season with NBC Sports Group. Circuit of the Americas (COTA), the permanent road course in Austin, Texas, will make its debut on the IndyCar Series schedule on Sunday, March 24. It will be the second race of the 2019 season. “COTA is one of the finest motorsports facilities in the world and Austin is a happening city. ThisRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR and Texas Motor Speedway announced a four-year extension agreement today for the Verizon IndyCar Series to continue racing at the 1.5-mile superspeedway through 2022. The 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series race at the oval in Fort Worth, Texas, is scheduled to be run under the lights once again, on Saturday, June 8. In conjunction with the sanctioning agreement announcement, Texas Motor Speedway announced that DXC Technology, the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, will return as the race sponsor of what will again be titledRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDYCAR has announced that beginning with the 2019 season, Verizon IndyCar Series races will air on NBC and NBC Sports in a three-year deal. Eight IndyCar races, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500 and its qualifications, will be on NBC next year with the remaining races on NBC Sports. Currently five races are broadcast on network TV. The biggest change besides network is offering NBC Sports Gold, where fans can watch practice, qualifying, and all support series practice, qualifying and races for a nominal fee. Previously thoseRead More
By INDYCAR DETROIT (Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018) – For INDYCAR, “The Future Starts Now” – and it began today with the official unveiling of the highly anticipated car that will rule the roads, streets and ovals in the Verizon IndyCar Series for 2018 and beyond. A panel of dignitaries from within the sport and the automotive industry gathered at the North American International Auto Show to talk about the newly developed universal aerodynamic bodywork kit that will be affixed to the Dallara IR-12 chassis and used by all competitors in theRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor IndyCar has increased the minimum weight for both the super speedway and road course/short oval trims for the universal aerokit equipped cars in 2018, according to RACER.com. The weights, which exclude driver, fuel, drinking bottle and ballast have gone up by 10 pounds in each trim and are now 1,620 pounds for the road course/short oval trim, and 1,590 pounds for super speedway trim. The move is due to the new safety measures introduced for the coming season, specifically more robust zylon anti-intrusion panels for theRead More

Posted On September 1, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

INDYCAR Roundtable: Gateway and Expectations

The Verizon IndyCar Series just concluded their return to Gateway Motorsports Park and it provided its own unique element to the season. The gang reviews that, the upcoming race at Watkins Glen, expectations moving forward on the potential 2018 television deal and more. Gateway’s return to the series brought out one of the more intriguing races of 2017, what is your assessment of their return and might we see more tracks return to the schedule that follow their approach? Frank Santoroski, Contributing Writer and Host of Drafting the Circuits podcast:Read More

Posted On February 16, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, IndyCar

101st Indy 500 Ticket Revealed

A new piece of racing history came to life today as reigning race winner Alexander Rossi and officials unveiled the colorful, coveted ticket for the 101st Indianapolis 500. Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles and Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles joined 100th Indianapolis 500 winner Rossi of Andretti Autosport during ceremonies at the Cummins Distribution Headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. The ceremony started a day of activities to mark 101 days from Race Day for this year’s edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on Sunday, May 28Read More

Posted On January 11, 2017By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

IndyCar Releases 2017 TV Schedule

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The television schedule for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season has been revealed with “continuity and consistency” being the name of the game. “Today’s announcement is another key step forward in INDYCAR’s plan of developing continuity and consistency in both our event calendar and our television schedule,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “We’re extremely grateful to our partners at ABC and NBCSN for their collaboration, which has been instrumental in the increase of televisionRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief IndyCar officially announced its return to Watkins Glen this afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a last minute add-on to the schedule following the loss of the Grand Prix of Boston. There were several reasons that Boston never got off the ground despite a lot of built up anticipation for the Labor Day Weekend street course event, but instead of looking at the negative of losing a race, the focus should shift on the positive. Watkins Glen has been a historical playground for many series overRead More