Thursday, April 22, 2010
Centennial Era Balloon Festival Returns May 8; Gin Blossoms To Play
After a successful, popular debut in 2009, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Centennial Era Balloon Festival presented by AT&T again will kick off Indianapolis 500 Mile Race activities for 2010 on Saturday, May 8. The 2010 Centennial Era Balloon Festival presented by AT&T will offer entertainment for every generation of the family, with a balloon race in the morning, late-afternoon live music featuring the Gin Blossoms and a balloon "glow" and fireworks in the IMS infield that evening. Admission is free!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
3/25/10 - Helio Castroneves Introduces Robin Roberts As 2010 Indy 500 Pace Car Driver
Thursday, March 25, 2010
'Good Morning America' Anchor Robin Roberts To Pace 2010 Indy 500
Robin Roberts, anchor of the Emmy-winning morning news program "Good Morning America" on ABC, will drive the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Pace Car to lead the field of 33 drivers to the start of the 2010 Indianapolis 500 on May 30 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves introduced Roberts as the driver March 25 live on "GMA" in Times Square in New York.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Your Vote Needed To Bring Energizer Bunny Balloon To IMS In May!
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Centennial Era Balloon Festival is a finalist for an appearance by the iconic Energizer Bunny "Hot Hare" Balloon, but the competition is fierce. The Energizer Bunny balloon - the world's tallest - will appear at only two festivals in 2010 outside of its hometown of St. Louis, and if central Indiana residents want to see the "Hot Hare" balloon return to the IMS Centennial Era Balloon Festival on Saturday, May 8, they should vote now!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
IMS Salutes U.S. Military With Special Value Ticket Packages
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is saluting active members of the U.S. Armed Forces by offering a special military ticket deal for each of its three events in 2010. The package offers savings of up to $47 for a reserved seat ticket, official souvenir program and many other amenities at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 30, the Brickyard 400 on Sunday, July 25 or the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sunday, Aug. 29.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Brickyard Crossing Puts Indy Season Into Gear March 14 With Specials
Race fans can start the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season in style by enjoying a variety of menu specials and watching the Sao Paulo Indy 300 on Sunday, March 14 at the Brickyard Crossing Dining Room and Flag Room Bar and Grill.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Vote Now For Energizer Bunny's Return To IMS Balloon Festival
If you're a fan of the IMS Centennial Era Balloon Festival, you can have a direct say whether or not the iconic Energizer Bunny "Hot Hare" Balloon returns this May to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Centennial Era Balloon Festival fans should visit the Energizer Bunny's page on Facebook and type a message on the bunny's "Wall" that they want to see the Hot Hare balloon at the Centennial Era Balloon Festival on May 8. Voting is open until 1 a.m. (ET) Monday, March 8.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
3/2/10 - 2010 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Ticket Unveiling
Monday, March 01, 2010
Individual Premium Hospitality Available For All IMS Events In 2010
Luxury hospitality at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, once reserved for large corporate clients, is available for individuals and small groups at all three IMS events in 2010. There is a wide variety of premium individual hospitality packages for the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and Red Bull Indianapolis GP, with prices and amenities to suit everyone.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Proceeds From IMS Haiti Benefit Auctions Exceed $20,000
Generous bids from motorsports fans around the world have raised more than $20,000 for American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti through continuing Indianapolis Motor Speedway online auctions. All proceeds from the eBay auctions of racing memorabilia, which began Jan. 15, are being donated to Red Cross relief efforts for the devastating earthquake Jan. 12. The auctions continue, including autographed MotoGP items from superstars Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Nicky Hayden (above)!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Popular Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 Yearbooks On Sale Now
A wide variety of popular Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 yearbooks is available now at the IMS Online Store and IMS Hall of Fame Museum Gift Shop, giving fans an in-depth, colorful look back at some of the great races in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history. The yearbooks, published by Carl Hungness from 1973-97, feature a complete recap of that year's race, colorful pictures and detailed historical information about the complete history of the event to that date.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Fans Can Bid On Brickyard 400 VIP Package In Haiti Benefit Auctions
An exciting VIP experience to the 2010 Brickyard 400, including suite tickets, pit/garage passes and hotel accommodations, is the highlight among items added recently to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway online auctions to raise funds for American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. All proceeds from the eBay auctions of racing memorabilia are being donated to Red Cross relief efforts for the devastating earthquake Jan. 12. Items are designated as part of the Haiti relief program.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Race Fans Continue To Help Haiti Through IMS Online Auctions
Race fans, teams and drivers from around the world continue to help the people of Haiti, as Indianapolis Motor Speedway online auctions have raised nearly $15,000 for American Red Cross relief efforts in the earthquake-ravaged nation. Among the items up for auction now are a checkered flag signed by IZOD IndyCar Series stars, including Scott Dixon, Danica Patrick and Tony Kanaan, and a Fiat Yamaha Team shirt signed by Red Bull Indianapolis GP winners Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo!
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Bernard Named CEO Of Indy Racing League
Randy Bernard, longtime CEO of Professional Bull Riders, Inc., has been named CEO of the Indy Racing League, the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights. His hiring was announced today by Jeffrey Belskus, president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, the home of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race and owner of the Indy Racing League. Bernard (above left) will begin March 1. Video:
Friday, January 29, 2010
Helmet Signed By Indy 500 Winners Added To Haiti Relief Auction
A helmet signed by 22 Indianapolis 500 winners, including 2008 winner Scott Dixon (above), is among the unique new items added recently to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway eBay auctions to benefit American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti, which already have raised more than $8,400. All proceeds from the eBay auction of racing memorabilia, which began Jan. 15, are being donated to Red Cross relief efforts for the devastating earthquake Jan. 12.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Get Inside Access To IMS Through Popular 'Grounds Tour' In 2010
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum will continue its Grounds Tours in 2010 with a full schedule of dates from March through November. Tickets are available now for the Museum's popular Grounds Tour, which provides a great opportunity to entertain family, friends or clients with a 90-minute tour rich in IMS history and landmarks. Click the Read More link to see the dates!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Great New Items Added To IMS Auctions To Benefit Haiti Relief
Exciting new items continue to be added to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway eBay auctions to benefit American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti, as the motorsports world shows its care and concern for the victims of the devastating earthquake Jan. 12. New signed memorabilia (above) includes a Ryan Briscoe Team Penske nosecone, Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge sheet metal and a Randy Owens Red Bull Indianapolis GP poster.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
IMS Contributing $10,000 To Red Cross Relief Efforts In Haiti
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is contributing $10,000 to the American Red Cross to assist its relief efforts for Haitian earthquake victims. Motorsports fans also can contribute to the American Red Cross in many ways, including a continuing online auction at the IMS eBay site and a Brickyard Authentics retail store price reduction. Among the new items added to the auction is a VIP ticket package to the 2010 Indianapolis 500.
Monday, January 18, 2010
American Motorsports Media Name Franchitti Driver Of The Year
Dario Franchitti received more recognition for his 2009 IZOD IndyCar Series championship Jan. 16 by being named the recipient of the Jerry Titus Award during the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association's All-America Team dinner in Brownsburg, Ind. The Titus award, given in remembrance of the late racer/journalist, signifies the top vote-getter among All-America Team members as the driver of the year. Franchitti also won the award following his 2007 series championship and Indianapolis 500 victory.
Friday, January 15, 2010
IMS Teaming With American Red Cross For Haitian Earthquake Relief
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is teaming with the American Red Cross through an online auction and Brickyard Authentics retail store price reduction to encourage race fans to contribute to relief efforts for Haitian earthquake victims. Autographed items are being auctioned on eBay, and anyone who donates $5 or more to the Red Cross at the two Brickyard Authentics retail outlets will receive a 20 percent savings on their purchase.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Ten Fans Meet Helio Through IMS Contest On Facebook, Twitter
It's only fitting that one of the most social Indianapolis 500 winners in recent memory greeted winners of a trivia contest staged by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway exclusively on popular social networks Facebook and Twitter. Ten Indianapolis 500 fans enjoyed special access Jan. 12 to three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves by answering selected trivia questions about Castroneves in a contest Jan. 8 on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
1/12/10 - Helio Unveils Borg-Warner Trophy Likeness, Receives Winner's Ring
Friday, January 08, 2010
1/8/10 - Winter Moments at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Friday, December 18, 2009
Chevrolet Camaro SS To Pace 2010 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race
Officials from Chevrolet and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway unveiled the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 Pace Car at the Speedway's Hall of Fame Museum Dec. 18. The 2010 Chevy Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car is a 21st century sports car that looks to the future with a nod to the heritage of both the car and the race. The first year for Camaro to pace the Indianapolis 500 was in 1967, the year the Camaro made its debut.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Free Admission, Tour Dec. 23 At IMS Museum For '12 Days' Promotion
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum is offering free admission to the Museum and the narrated track tour on Wednesday, Dec. 23 as part of the "12 Free Days of Indy Christmas." For the fourth consecutive year, IMS is participating in the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association's popular program that offers the public free admission for one day to many of Indianapolis' top tourist attractions.