Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Executive Management Changes At Hulman & Company, IMS
The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced June 30 that a new management team comprised of veteran IMS executives W. Curtis Brighton and Jeffrey G. Belskus will head the Hulman-George companies effective July 1. Brighton (above left) will become president and CEO of Hulman & Company. Belskus (above right) will become president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation. They will replace Tony George, who will no longer serve as president and chief executive officer of the Hulman-George companies but will remain a board member of the Hulman-George companies.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
IMS 'Brickyard Red' Wine Wins Medal In National Judging
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2006 "Brickyard Red" Paso Robles Red Varietal Blend, produced by the EOS Estate Winery, recently won a bronze medal in the 2009 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging. "Brickyard Red" is one of two IMS-themed reserve wine offerings released in December 2008 by EOS Estate Winery, located in Paso Robles, Calif., joining the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2006 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
IMS Executive Belskus Receives Honorary Doctorate At Rose-Hulman
Indianapolis Motor Speedway executive Jeff Belskus received an honorary doctorate degree Saturday, May 30 at the 131st commencement ceremonies of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. IMS Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Belskus and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels received doctor of human letters degrees from Rose-Hulman President Gerald S. Jakubowski, who also presented bachelor's or master's degrees to 384 students during the ceremonies.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Firestone Executive Speyer To Drive Firestone Freedom 100 Pace Car
To honor his 35th anniversary with Bridgestone Americas, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Firestone Indy Lights have announced that Al Speyer, executive director, Firestone Racing, will drive the official pace car for the 2009 Firestone Freedom 100 on Friday, May 22 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Sharp Bumps Into Indy Field With Dramatic Last-Gasp Run
Scott Sharp provided the high drama Sunday, May 10 on Second Day Qualifying, earning a spot in the Indianapolis 500 with just seconds remaining. Sharp qualified 20th at 222.162, bumping E.J. Viso, to take the 20th position on the grid. Davey Hamilton ended up on the bubble at 221.956.
Friday, May 01, 2009
Centennial Era Balloon Festival presented by AT&T Real Yellow Pages
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
A Fan's Guide To Centennial Era Balloon Festival May 1-3 At IMS
The Centennial Era Balloon Festival presented by AT&T Real Yellow Pages is the first major gathering of hot-air balloons at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in almost 20 years, and with 33 balloons poised to take to the sky, the largest in the track's storied history. As with all the Speedway's exciting racing events, knowing the balloon lingo and rules, understanding the effect weather can have on the event and preparing for a visit to IMS will add to every fan's enjoyment of the balloon festival.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Mutt Strut at IMS
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Field Of 33 Balloons Set For IMS Centennial Era Balloon Festival
Paying honor to the traditional starting field of 33 cars for the annual Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, a field of 33 balloons and pilots will compete in the three-day Centennial Era Balloon Festival presented by AT&T Real Yellow Pages on Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hot air balloon pilots hailing from 13 states, stretching from California to Michigan, will launch from the IMS infield in both corporate-sponsored and unsponsored "sport" balloons.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
World's Tallest Balloon Enters IMS Centennial Era Balloon Festival
The famed Energizer Bunny "Hot Hare" Balloon - the world's tallest hot air balloon - will be among the many colorful participants in the Centennial Era Balloon Festival presented by AT&T Real Yellow Pages on May 1-3 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The balloon stands at 166 feet when fully inflated - 15 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Centennial Era Gala Video Series To Debut April 13 On IMS Site
There was magic in the air Feb. 27 at the Indiana Convention Center as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway played host to the Centennial Era Gala, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the track in 1909 and the 100th anniversary of the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911. Fans can share the great memories in a series of videos that will appear weekdays at
Friday, April 03, 2009
Hot Wheels Announces Partnership with Indy 500, IndyCar Series
Mattel, Inc. and the Indy Racing League, the sanctioning body for the IndyCar Series, announced an exclusive four-year licensing partnership April 3 that will bring racing fans authentic Hot Wheels product featuring IndyCar Series drivers and teams, the greatest race course in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Centennial Era Balloon Festival Offers Three Days Of Family Fun
Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials have released the complete schedule for the Centennial Era Balloon Festival presented by AT&T Real Yellow Pages, and two hot air balloon "glows" and two balloon races over three days from May 1-3 will provide fans with plenty of family-friendly entertainment.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Rock-Pop Stars Kelley, Cabrera To Perform May 2 At Balloon Festival
DNK Records recording artist Josh Kelley and Papa Joe Records recording artist Ryan Cabrera will headline a free concert at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Centennial Era Balloon Festival presented by AT&T Real Yellow Pages at 6:30 p.m. (ET) Saturday, May 2.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
U.S. Census Bureau Recognizes Centennial Era With Interesting Facts
As home to three of the most prestigious races in the world, the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau for its place in automotive and motorsports history.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Art, Fashion Come Together With Official IZOD/Indy Apparel
Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (PVH) will roll out its new IZOD/INDY® race-inspired clothing collection in Macy's stores nationwide in April. The launch will be accompanied by a national advertising campaign and an Indianapolis 500 sweepstakes. IZOD is the official apparel of the IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Monday, March 23, 2009
IMS President Chitwood Receives National 'Forty Under 40' Honor
Indianapolis Motor Speedway President and Chief Operating Officer Joie Chitwood was named a recipient of the SportsBusiness Journal Forty Under 40 Award, a prestigious, national program that identifies and honors the most promising young executives in sports business younger than age 40. Chitwood and the 39 other winners will be honored at a black-tie banquet Friday, April 3 at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami.
Friday, March 20, 2009
IMS Celebrates 100th Birthday At Hall Of Fame Museum
Friday, March 20, 2009
Celebrate IMS' 100th Birthday With Special Photo March 20 At Museum
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will enter its second century of business Friday, March 20, 2009 - the 100th anniversary of the signing of the company's articles of incorporation by its four founding fathers. To commemorate this special moment in the history of motorsports and central Indiana, the IMS Hall of Fame Museum is offering fans extended hours with free admission and a unique photo opportunity.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Gordon Pipers Visit Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Monday, March 16, 2009
Centennial Era Concours d'Elegance Announced At Amelia Island Concours
Monday, March 16, 2009
Centennial Era Concours d'Elegance Coming To IMS In June 2010
Some of the world's finest classic and antique automobiles will take center stage at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Centennial Era Concours d'Elegance on June 18-20, 2010. Speedway President and COO Joie Chitwood announced the one-time event during the Judges Breakfast on Saturday, March 14, at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Amelia Island, Fla.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Fans Can Celebrate IndyCar Series Opener April 5 At Brickyard Crossing
IndyCar Series fans are welcome to celebrate the start of the 2009 season at a Season Opener Viewing Party on Sunday, April 5 at the Brickyard Crossing Pavilion on the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be televised on large-screen televisions during the party, which starts at 12:30 p.m. The race telecast starts at 2 p.m.
Monday, March 09, 2009
AT&T Real Yellow Pages Sponsoring IMS Centennial Era Balloon Festival
AT&T Real Yellow Pages is taking its partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to greater heights with presenting sponsorship of the Centennial Era Balloon Festival, IMS and AT&T Real Yellow Pages officials announced March 9. The Centennial Era Balloon Festival presented by AT&T Real Yellow Pages is set for Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3 and will feature many colorful hot-air balloons, including the AT&T Real Yellow Pages Balloon.