Roger Penske Still Hopeful for a Sold Out Indianapolis 500

Roger Penske still dreams of a sold-out Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend but hasn’t committed to a particular attendance figure if that’s not permitted by the state. By Matt Weaver, Auto Week In the meanwhile, Indianapolis Motor Speedway continues to do its part to curb Indiana COVID-19 numbers by hosting a vaccination site that ran through historic Gasoline Alley. It also plans to host a mass vaccination event next month before track activity begins on May 14. The owner of both IMS and the IndyCar Series is hopeful to present something…

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This Is the Car for Tony Stewart’s New IROC-Like All-Star Racing Series

Two big names from the NASCAR world, Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham are teaming up on a series after every racing fan’s heart: the Supercar Racing Experience, or SRX for short. The series spans six races–all oval short tracks–and much like the classic International Race of Champions, SRX will pull some of the biggest names in racing in and put them in the same car to even the playing field. The series unveiled that car on Monday, and holy moly, it sounds rad.

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F1 Legend Schumacher, Longtime Indy 500 ‘Voice’ Page Elected to IMS Hall of Fame

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, March 4, 2021 – Seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher and longtime Indianapolis 500 broadcaster Paul Page comprise the 2021 class of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. Schumacher and Page were elected to the IMS Hall of Fame by the distinguished voting panel of 150 motorsports journalists, officials and living Hall of Fame members, chosen from a total of 14 nominees representing the Speedway’s diverse history as host to the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and, from 2000-2007, F1’s United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Launches Partnership with Sports and Entertainment Travel for VIP Overnight Tour Package Experience

INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, March 1, 2021 – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum announced a partnership March 1 with Indianapolis-based Sports and Entertainment Travel (SET), creating an exclusive IMS Museum overnight travel package for fans from around the world which features admission to the Museum and IMS track tour, a visit to a legendary INDYCAR team’s shop, and lodging at brand-new hotel in Speedway, Indiana.

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Longtime Racing Announcer Bob Jenkins Battling Cancer

Longtime racing announcer Bob Jenkins said he plans to scale back his work at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this May as he undergoes radiation and chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer. The 73-year-old Jenkins made the announcement Tuesday near the end of a 24-minute video posted on the speedway’s YouTube account.

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SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN TO RACE IN PPG COLORS DURING ROOKIE INDYCAR SEASON

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 25, 2021) – Team Penske announced today that PPG (NYSE: PPG) – a global manufacturer of paints, coatings, and specialty materials – will be featured as the primary sponsor on the No. 3 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet driven by Scott McLaughlin for 10 races during the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season.

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Track Talk – NBC Sports Network Reportedly Shutting Down by the End of the Year

According to reports in both the Wall Street Journal and Sports Business Journal, NBC Sports Network will shutter by the end of the year, representing a shift in the television rights agreement for NASCAR, IMSA and IndyCar. NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood has called his network ‘America’s Home for Motorsports. The network premiered in 1995 as the Outdoor Life Network. It was rebranded as Versus in 2006.

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Track Talk – Santino Ferrucci of Westbury, CT Ready for NASCAR

The perception of Santino Ferrucci of Westbury, CT is pretty easy to describe – just not in a family-friendly kind of way.

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Track Talk – NHRA 2020 Review / Cost to Rent NASCAR Xfinity Series Ride / Bob Lazier Victim of Coronavirus

Lawsuit, Defections, Camping World Highlight Tumultuous Year for NHRA COVID-19 kept a top team on the sidelines, played a role in loss of series’ long-time title sponsor. Note: the NHRA Camping World Series was unable to perform at the New England Dragway in Epping, NH due to the Pandemic. However, the 2021 schedule has that event set for June 11-13, 2021. Source: AutoWeek Somehow, Doug Kalitta and his drastically pared-down staff navigated the 2020 season, got lucky with an abrupt series-sponsor change at the start of its title stretch, and crowned champions…

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SRX Racing Series Will Make a Stop at the Connecticut Stafford Speedway in 2021

Presently, the series has nine announced drivers, including Stewart, Tony Kanaan, Paul Tracy, Helio Castroneves, Bobby Labonte, Willy T. Ribbs, Bill Elliott, Mark Webber and Ernie Francis Jr. SRX has been billed as a revival of sorts of the International Race of Champions (IROC) series that ran for 30 years, most recently in 2006, where Stewart won the championship. Like IROC, SRX is built around gathering champions from various racing disciplines and putting them in identical stock cars to test drivers purely on skill.

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