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    Official: Indy Motor Speedway could look like this in 2016
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    The 100th running of the Indy 500 will happen in 2016, and in anticipation of the centenary celebrations, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has begun Project 100. As part of a request the track made for state funding to assist with the plan (which is expected to cost from $70 million to $100 ...

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    Motorsports: IndyCar to race on Indianapolis infield road course?
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    Just like Le Mans is to endurance racing, the IndyCar Series is inexorably tied to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. If only the series could come home to its birthplace more than once a year. Well, that just might happen as soon as next season. While running on the banked oval twice in the same ...

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    Video: 10 Most Dangerous Race Tracks list sobering to watch
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    Sadly, the qualities that might land a racetrack on a "10 Best" list are the same ones that would place it on this list of the 10 Most Dangerous Race Tracks. Drivers and the automakers that fund their right feet are drawn to the challenge of conquering the world's most difficult sets of turns, ...

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    Report: Alex Tagliani shocks with Indy 500 pole
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    Most motor races take place over a weekend, but the Indianapolis 500 is not most races. "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" plays out over the course of weeks, with numerous practice sessions, extensive qualifying heats and finally the race itself. And with qualifying completed, Alex Tagliani has ...

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    MotoGP 2010: Winds of change blow into the Brickyard [Spoilers]
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    The hype, the drama and one final chance to perform in front of the home town crowd made Indianapolis Motor Speedway a forum for several American riders to "leave it all out on the track " before MotoGP departed the U.S. for the remainder of the season. But with so much happening off the ...

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    13-year old motorcycle racer killed during warm-up lap at Indy
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    Tragic events unfolded at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend when Peter Lenz, 13, was killed after falling off of his motorcycle and being hit by another rider during a warm-up lap. Ben Spies, who took second place during Sunday's MotoGP event, commented on the unfortunate events:

    "I told ...

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    Jay Leno to serve as Grand Marshall at Indianapolis MotoGP
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    Take note, MotoGP fans. The series' next stop will be right her in America at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As the second and final stop here in the United States, this will be the last time you'll be able to see the fastest motorcycles ridden by the most talented riders in the world for a ...

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    Monterey 2010: A century of Indianapolis 500 entrants féted at Pebble
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    Indianapolis 500 100th Anniversary at Pebble Beach – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 95th running of the Indianapolis 500 this May represented the 100th Anniversary of "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing." The unbroken streak halted a total of five years during our involvement with ...

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    Tony George reportedly on board for new US Grand Prix, but not necessarily at Indy
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    If you can't bring America to Formula One, then they'll bring Formula One back to America. So while the USF1 effort may have tanked, reports are mounting over the return of the United States Grand Prix to the F1 calendar. In the absence of the American round of the world championship, companies ...

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    U.S. Grand Prix to return to Indy?
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    During the Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone was quoted as saying that a return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was under consideration. Not so fast, say spokesmen for the speedway, who say that while the facility is interested in bringing the U.S. Grand ...

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    Tony George retires from Indianapolis Speedway board, leaves the building for good
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    Tony George, shepherd of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for two decades, has resigned from the Speedway board effective immediately. The move severed his final tie with the historic venue, after he resigned from his CEO position last summer. In a statement, the board chairman, who also happens ...

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    High Speed, High Fashion: Izod secures deal as IndyCar title sponsor
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    New beginnings demand new threads, and that's just what the reunited IndyCar Series has gained with the announcement that clothing label Izod has become the league's new title sponsor. The deal, which runs through 2015, is reportedly worth in the neighborhood of $10 million per year. Renaming ...

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    BREAKING: Indy chief Tony George reportedly resigns
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    It's the end of an era for open-wheel racing in America as Indy chief Tony George has stepped down from his post. The long-time president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, George was widely seen as the impetus for the 1996 split in Indy racing that created the Indy Racing League (IRL) and the ...

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    Indy's legendary Speedway Motel closes
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    The Brickyard Crossing Inn came to be known as the Speedway Motel, and back when it was built 45 years ago, there wasn't another hotel in sight. Now there are 30,000 hotel rooms in the vicinity -- many of them much, much newer -- and it's been decided by the powers at the Indianapolis Motor ...

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    Indy seeks return of U.S. Grand Prix for 2009
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    American fans of Formula One, take heart: Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Tony George is pushing to bring the U.S. Grand Prix back to Indy for 2009. The race was taken off the calendar after George and F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone failed to come to a financial agreement, but while other sites ...

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    Indianapolis loses F1, gains MotoGP in 2008!
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/MotoGP_coming_to_Indy_in_2008'; By now most have heard that F1 will not hold a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2008, meaning that the fate of F1 in the U.S. is in question. Don't shed a tear for Indy, though, as it's just been announced that ...

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    GT, phone home: Vertu releases two more race track phones
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    Back in April we told you about Vertu's Racetrack Legends series of mobile phones. At that time only Monza and Silverstone were available. But now filthy rich fans of LeMans and Indianapolis can chat on phones more expensive than a 10-year-old Miata. Made by Nokia, the $6,000+ phone is made of ...

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    2007 U.S. Grand Prix gets the green flag
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    Formula 1 is returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2007. A one-year extension to the current deal with Formula One Management was signed Thursday by the Speedway's CEO, Tony George (shown at this year's GP at right).The current contract between the Speedway and Bernie Ecclestone's FOM ...

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