The Indy Racing League, or IRL, is a sanctioning body for open-wheel auto racing in America. Best known for the popular Indianapolis 500, the IRL endorses the IZOD IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights and, as of 2010, the U.S. F2000 National Championship. Tony George was responsible for the establishment of the IRL back in 1994, […]
Racing fans in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will soon be getting ready to enjoy a night of festivities when ten more people are inducted to the Hawkeye Downs Speedway Wall of Fame. The induction ceremony is set to take place on Friday night, August 22.
Every year motor racing enthusiasts gather to watch one of the best Memorial Day races around: The NASCAR Coca-Cola 600. Formerly known as the World 600, this great stock car race has the distinction of being the longest race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It is has also been in existence longer than any other regularly-scheduled oval track automobile race in the world.
When thirteen young drivers showed up to take part in the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program on Sunday, officials noted that this was the biggest turn out since 1997. However only a few could make the cut and it remained to be seen just how many drivers would manage to complete all four phases of the program.
Auto racing is considered to be among the fastest growing sports, with over 78 million loyal supporters and raking in about $3 million in licensed product sales on an annual basis. Clearly NASCAR translates into very big business. With this in mind, in 2004, Professors Jon Ackley and Michael W. Pitts introduced an honors course for the study of â€œThe Business of NASCARâ€ that runs every fall semester at the Virginia Commonwealth University.