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Indianapolis 500
IMS Statement about New Media Rights Package for Indianapolis 500, INDYCAR
A statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles about the new media rights package with NBC Sports Group for the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500, starting in 2019.
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Indianapolis 500
NBC Set to Host Indianapolis 500 Broadcast Beginning in 2019
INDYCAR will significantly increase exposure for the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2019 through a media rights package announced today with NBC Sports Group. The multiyear deal will put eight Verizon IndyCar Series races, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500 and qualifications, on NBC next year. This is an increase from five races on broadcast television this year.
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Public Can Watch Verizon IndyCar Series Drivers Test March 23, 27-29 at IMS
Verizon IndyCar Series teams and drivers will continue their preparation for the fifth annual INDYCAR Grand Prix and the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil through manufacturer private testing and INDYCAR open and Indianapolis 500 rookie/refresher testing Friday, March 23, Tuesday, March 27, Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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Green Chairs
IMS Fans Can Buy Front-Row Seat to History with Green Chair
Indianapolis Motor Speedway fans can bring a piece of the Racing Capital of the World into their homes by buying one of the famous “Green Chairs” that lined the B Stand and B Penthouse grandstands at IMS from the 1950s until 2015.
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Robert Wickens
Rookie Class Shines in St. Petersburg Debut
The pressure of an Verizon Indy Car Series debut is supposed be tough on rookies, but someone apparently forgot to tell the 2018 crop of first-year drivers.
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2018 Indy Car Comparison
Spot The Difference: 2018 Indy Car
As the green flag waved Sunday, March 11 in St. Petersburg, we finally were treated to seeing how the new Indy car would react in race conditions. And it didn’t disappoint. With a record 366 on-track passes, the new car blew away the previous record of 323 set in 2008. So what makes this car so different from last year? We put the two together for you to see for yourself.
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Sebastien Bourdais
Bourdais Wins in Wild Finish at Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Sebastien Bourdais repeated as winner of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, but only after Robert Wickens and Alexander Rossi collided while battling for the lead on the next-to-last of 110 unpredictable laps around the tricky temporary street course.
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Frank Reich
New Colts' Coach Reich Enjoys Special Return Trip to IMS
Frank Reich had been the Indianapolis Colts head coach for just 26 days when he was lifted high into the air to place the checkered flag over Gate 1 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on March 9, signifying the start of the Verizon IndyCar Series season.
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AMR Named Official Ambulance Provider of IMS, INDYCAR
The INDYCAR Safety Team, an industry leader in motorsports, now has title sponsorship from a national leader in emergency medical transport. American Medical Response (AMR) was named today to a multiyear partnership with INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. AMR will brand the INDYCAR Safety Team and provide emergency and non-emergency ground medical transportation services at IMS.
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Victory Banquet
WRTV To Televise 2018 Indianapolis 500 Victory Celebration in Central Indiana
All 33 starting drivers in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will be honored Monday, May 28 during the Victory Celebration, which will be televised in Central Indiana by WRTV (RTV6). Longtime RTV6 Sports Director Dave Furst will host the Victory Celebration, which starts at 6 p.m. (ET) at the JW Marriott hotel in downtown Indianapolis. A reception will start the evening at 5 p.m.
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Holmatro Agrees to Five-Year Extension as Official Rescue Tool Provider
Holmatro has supported INDYCAR’s renowned safety team for decades, supplying rescue tools to assist in the quick and safe extrication of race drivers following an on-track incident.
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Legends Day Announcement
Sam Hunt To Headline Firestone Legends Day Concert
Grammy Award nominee and multi-platinum superstar Sam Hunt will headline the Firestone Legends Day Concert on Saturday, May 26 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during Race Weekend for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
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