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The Racing Capital of the World will welcome a new race to the track in 2021.

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A new auto racing team is working to create a pipeline to diversify not only IndyCar drivers but the motorsports industry as a whole. Force Indy will focus on hiring and training Black men and women into various roles in auto racing.

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IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) officials announced the new professional team Thursday in Indianapolis.

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Japanese IndyCar driver Takuma Sato took the checkered flag to win the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500. But instead of the roar of the crowds to celebrate the moment, it was just the humming of engines.

Indianapolis 500 Attendance Limited To 25% Capacity

Jul 21, 2020
DARRON CUMMINGS / AP

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attendance will be limited to 25% capacity for the Indianapolis 500 and spectators will be required to wear face coverings at "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." Indianapolis Motor Speedway can hold approximately 350,000 fans in the grandstands, suites and infield, but officials said last month only 50% capacity would be admitted for the Aug. 23 race. The number was adjusted Tuesday. Tickets will not be sold after Friday.

'His Mona Lisa' - Penske Adds Golden Touch To Iconic Indy

Jul 4, 2020
(AP Photo/Jenna Fryer)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske has spent the six months since he bought Indianapolis Motor Speedway transforming the facility. He's spent millions on capital improvements to the 111-year-old national landmark. He finally gets to showcase some of the upgrades this weekend as NASCAR and IndyCar share the venue in a historic doubleheader. Among the additions are a 100-foot video board and a lift to raise the winning car in the victory circle. Penske says his mission is to create a remarkable guest experience at the speedway. He hopes to have fans back for next month's Indianapolis 500.

Map provided by Indiana Gaming Commission

From the Indiana Gaming Commission:

Based on changing circumstances and in the interest of public health, Indiana licensed gaming and racing operations will close for at least 14 days beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Indiana Gaming and Horse Racing Commissions will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as appropriate.

Elkhart Grand Prix Returns With Night Racing

Aug 10, 2019
Annacaroline Caruso

The Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix returned this weekend, but this time things were a little different.

Go-karts lit up the streets of Elkhart this weekend for the first-ever night race.

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Frenchman Simon Pagenaud won this year’s Indy 500, getting to kiss the bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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For the first time, self-driving karts got a chance to race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the lead up to the Indianapolis 500.

As IndyCar drivers prepare for the Indy 500, another race took to an infield track. The EV Grand Prix brings high school and college students from around the world to Indianapolis to race electric powered karts.