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A Memorial Day weekend television tradition will continue with a new, six-year rights agreement that will keep the Indianapolis 500 on ABC through 2018, extending one of the longest-running relationships between a sporting event and a television network past the half-century mark
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Tickets for the general public are available now for the Centennial Victory Awards Celebration presented by Ice Miller LLP on Monday May 30
Many in the auto racing industry realize the sport has a lot of older racing fans and attracting younger spectators is a priority. Count 1978 World Driving Champion Mario Andretti among them.
Dan Gurney, driving Frank and Phillip Arciero’s 2.5-liter Lotus Monte Carlo, took command on the 40th of 54 laps and went on to win the $10,000-plus Nassau Trophy Race Sunday that closed out the seventh annual International Bahamas Speed Weeks. Gurney completed the 243-mile distance without a pit stop.
Don Davis, the newly crowned California Racing Ass’n champion, dominated the 40-lap USAC sprint-car feature Sunday at the Rodeo Grounds in Clovis, Calif. It is believed to be the first time since the pre-war days of Jimmie Wilburn that an “outlaw” driver beat the big leaguers in his first time out.
There is no more moving sight than 33 well aligned Indy cars rolling down the frontstretch on a parade lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
While it may be a bit early to think about the Indianapolis 500, one team is already dreaming of glory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2011.
Several members of the IndyCar community will visit U.S. troops in Southwest Asia and Europe in January as part of The Indy 500 Centennial Tour. The group will meet with between 10,000 and 15,000 troops during the 10-day trip.

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