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American-based auto racing sanctioning body for Indy car racing and other disciplines of open wheel car racing. Wikipedia
Highest class of international auto racing for single-seater racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The World Drivers' Championship, which became the FIA Formula One World Championship in 1981, has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950. Wikipedia
The series sanctioned by Open-Wheel Racing Series Inc., or Champ Car, a sanctioning body for American open-wheel car racing that operated from 2004 to 2008. The successor to Championship Auto Racing Teams , which sanctioned the PPG Indy Car World Series from 1979 until dissolving after the 2003 season. Wikipedia
The first season in the history of the series, which was created and announced on March 11, 1994 by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as a supplementary Indy-car series to the established Indy Car World Series sanctioned by Championship Auto Racing Teams since 1979. It consisted of only three races, as the season concluded with the 80th Indianapolis 500 in May. Wikipedia
List compiling all the winners of the Rookie of the Year award in open wheel American Championship Car Racing from 1946 season to the present day. Not officially awarded. Wikipedia
Form of automobile racing found mainly and most prominently in the United States and Canada, with New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Great Britain and Brazil also having forms of stock car auto racing. American NASCAR, and its NASCAR Cup Series is the premier top-level series of professional stock car racing. Wikipedia
American professional auto racing organization, currently competing in the NTT IndyCar Series, NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series. Debuting at the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona, the organization has also competed in various other types of professional racing such as Formula One, Can-Am, Trans Am, IMSA and Australian Supercars. Wikipedia
American former racing driver who raced for almost 30 years in Formula One, sports cars, CART, and the Indy Racing League. Cheever participated in 143 Formula One World Championship races and started 132, more than any other American, driving for nine different teams from 1978 through 1989. Wikipedia
- The speedway opened in 1997, and currently hosts an IndyCar event and six NASCAR events among three major race weekends a year.
- The track held NASCAR sanctioned events from 2001 to 2011 as well as IndyCar races from 2001 to 2008.
- Long Beach also hosts the Grand Prix of Long Beach, currently an IndyCar race and the Long Beach Pride Festival and Parade.
- Dallara was one of the original three chassis constructors when the Indy Racing League debuted its own chassis formula during the 1997 season.
- The IndyCar Series signed a contract with the Qingdao city council to hold an IndyCar race in Qingdao in 2012.
- 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 with an Oldsmobile engines.
- An IndyCar race was cancelled at the last minute in 2015.
- Technical specifications for the Indianapolis 500 are currently written by IndyCar.
- In the early 1990s, Gordon expressed interest in IndyCar racing, but was not able to find a ride due to low funding.
- The very top Formula One drivers get paid more than IndyCar or NASCAR">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.
- Following the merger of CART/Champ Car into the Indy Racing League in 2008, the IRL acquired all intellectual property and historic records.
- The series is self-sanctioned by its parent company, INDYCAR, LLC.
- The first race at the speedway was on September 15 with an IndyCar event, which was won by Richie Hearn.
- On March 2, 2011 it was announced that the track had been purchased from Truesports by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, which also promotes other IndyCar races, ending Truesports' 29 years of ownership.
- Harvick grew up a fan of IndyCar driver and fellow Bakersfield native Rick Mears, and raced go-karts with Mears' son Clint.
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