Sport governing bodies similar to or like IndyCar
American-based auto racing sanctioning body for Indy car racing and other disciplines of open wheel car racing. Wikipedia
Sanctioning body of short track auto racing in the United States and is the largest sanctioning body of supermodified type open wheel racing. Founded in 1974 by multi-time Oswego Speedway champions Jim Shampine and Nolan Swift to ensure the future of supermodified racing. Wikipedia
North American various auto racing sanctioning body based in Daytona Beach, Florida under the jurisdiction of the ACCUS arm of the FIA. Started by John Bishop, a former executive director of SCCA , and his wife Peggy in 1969 with help from Bill France, Sr. of NASCAR. Wikipedia
Sanctioning body for stock car racing that operated in the Southeastern United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Considered to be the most significant challenge to NASCAR's dominance of the sport; however it proved incapable of competing with the larger sanction, and closed down midway through the 1951 racing season. Wikipedia
Proposed American stock car automobile racing organization founded by Hank Durschlag and Charles Jeter that was scheduled to begin operations in 2004. Proposed by a group called Team Sports and Entertainment Inc., whose shareholders included Cale Yarborough, a three-time winner of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series season title, television executive Robert Wussler; and former college football coach Danny Ford. Wikipedia
National membership organisation and governing body for four-wheel motorsport in the United Kingdom, representing competitors, volunteers, clubs and fans. Recognised as the sole motor sport governing body for the United Kingdom by the world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile . Wikipedia
Greek motor sports organisation which organizes every racing event in Greece, including the world famous Acropolis Rally. Founded in 1926 and a member of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and the International Federation of Motorcycling (FIM) since 1927, ELPA services Greek and foreign motorists inside and outside Greece. Wikipedia
- The speedway opened in 1997, and currently hosts an IndyCar event and six NASCAR events among three major race weekends a year.
- In 2001, team Penske marked its return to the Indy 500 after a five-year absence due to the open wheel split, after the 1995 PPG IndyCar World Series season.
- Chevrolet enters a variety of cars in sporting events around the world and is particularly well known in NASCAR, IndyCar, and the FIA World Touring Car Championship.
- Juan Pablo Montoya, Patrick Carpentier, and Dario Franchitti are among the foreign-born big names who have crossed over from Formula One and the Indy racing circuit.
- However, in North America, the IndyCar series is their pinnacle open-wheeled racing series.
- The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and Grand Prix of Miami have held IndyCar races as well.
- Two auto racing sanctioning bodies are headquartered in the city (INDYCAR and United States Auto Club) along with more than 500 motorsports companies and racing teams, employing some 10,000 people in the region.
- Today, Indycar operates a full schedule with over 20 teams and 40 different drivers.
- An IndyCar race was cancelled at the last minute in 2015.
- The region hosts INDYCAR, NHRA drag racing, and NASCAR events at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in Madison, Illinois.
- In July, IMS announced the founding of the Indy Racing League, which would be cost controlled and race solely on American ovals and be sanctioned by USAC.
- The very top Formula One drivers get paid more than IndyCar or NASCAR drivers, however the earnings immediately fall off after the top three F1 drivers and the majority of NASCAR racers will make more money than their F1 counterparts.
- In 1996, an open wheel "split" saw the newly created Indy Racing League (IRL) take full control over the Indianapolis 500 and start a competing oval-based open-wheel series.
- Long Beach also hosts the Grand Prix of Long Beach, currently an IndyCar race.
- Josef Newgarden was crowned current champion of the Indycar Series in September 2019.
- Technical specifications for the Indianapolis 500 are currently written by IndyCar.
- The IndyCar Series signed a contract with the Qingdao city council to hold an IndyCar race in Qingdao in 2012.
- Following the merger of CART/Champ Car into the Indy Racing League in 2008, the IRL acquired all intellectual property and historic records.
- The race is also known as a leg of the informal Triple Crown of Motorsport which links Formula One, IndyCar, and sports car racing to represent a career achievement for drivers.
- Target was a long-time sponsor of the IndyCar and NASCAR racing teams of Chip Ganassi Racing.
- Dallara was one of the original three chassis constructors when the Indy Racing League debuted its own chassis formula during the 1997 season.
- These two racing series were a step in the career of thousands of drivers, including Formula One champions Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Räikkönen or Lewis Hamilton or IndyCar champion Will Power.
- It serves as the primary feeder series to the Cup Series, similar to Formula Two for Formula One, and Indy Lights for Indy Car.
- The series is self-sanctioned by IndyCar.
- Some F1 drivers have left to race in the United States—Nigel Mansell and Emerson Fittipaldi duelled for the 1993 CART title, Rubens Barrichello moved to IndyCar in 2012, while Jacques Villeneuve, Juan Pablo Montoya, Nelson Piquet Jr. and Scott Speed moved to NASCAR.
- Champ Car, and IndyCar driver Roberto Guerrero.
- Notable Northeastern motorsports tracks include Watkins Glen International, Dover International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and Lime Rock Park, which have hosted Formula One, IndyCar, NASCAR, and International Motor Sports Association races.
- Together, they have won 12 Open Wheel titles (4 in CART, 8 in IndyCar), 5 Grand-Am Road Racing championships, and wins in the Indianapolis 500 (Four times), Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and a 24 Hours of Le Mans class win, and over 200 wins across all categories.
- While the first "merged" event of the rechristened "IndyCar Series" was the GAINSCO Auto Insurance Indy 300 from Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 29, 2008, due to a scheduling conflict with the 2008 Indy Japan 300, the 2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was held on April 20, 2008 as a Champ Car sanctioned event using CCWS-spec Panoz-Cosworth cars and the winners getting IRL points, with the event described as a final celebration of CART/CCWS.
- In the intervening years, the track has hosted USRRC, Can-Am, Trans-Am, Formula 5000, IMSA GT, CART, Indy Car, American Le Mans Series, Grand American, Monterey Historic Automobile Races, Speed World Challenge, AMA (American Motorcyclist Association), WSBK Superbike World Championship and MotoGP motorcycle races (but 125/Moto3 and 250/Moto2 are not admitted).
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