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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Mark Miles
IndyCar racing officials expressed confidence Monday that NOLA Motorsports Park will be able to complete the track improvements it needs to host the proposed Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana in suburban New Orleans next year.
The IndyCar Series will do everything possible to prevent a repeat of the accident at Houston that injured more than a dozen people and sent three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti to the hospital with a broken ankle and two fractured vertebrae, IndyCar CEO Mark Miles said Wednesday.
A May road race at Indianapolis could become reality as early as next week.
IndyCar is considering adding a road race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as soon as next year.
Doug Boles has been named president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
IndyCar CEO Mark Miles says the series expects to race at the Iowa Speedway in 2014 and is hopeful the sides can soon agree on a multi-year contract.
The real work begins now for the IndyCar Series, which heads into the meat of its schedule on the heels of a spectacular Indianapolis 500.
Zak Brown has turned down an offer to join the IndyCar Series, choosing instead to remain with the motorsports marketing company he founded.
With Indianapolis 500 practice set to begin Saturday, the talk Friday was all about possible changes.
It has been six long months since the last IndyCar race, when the focus was still on the drivers and the on-track product. The days since have been filled with politics, drama and debate over how to fix the troubled open-wheel series.
So, the Hulman & George Co. paid a consulting group to evaluate the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and now die-hard open-wheel fans are screaming they could have done a better job for free.
The Hulman-George family should retain ownership of the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, according to a report from a consulting group it hired to evaluate business operations, including running the Indianapolis 500.
Mark Miles has been named chief executive officer of Hulman & Co, which counts Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series among its business entities.
Mark Miles doesn't expect the NFL's lockout to be settled until at least this summer.
Organizers of the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis said Friday visitors can expect that the city will be ready for all sorts of winter weather by the time they host the biggest sporting event in the city's history.
"IndyCar is on the rise and we are determined to be in great markets in this country and eventually throughout the world," IndyCar chief Mark Miles said in an announcement at the track. "We have no doubt this will be one of the great venues for IndyCar racing in very little time."
Miles said the IndyCar series is looking at weekends in mid- to late-March and in June, largely because those are periods when New Orleans' robust tourism industry could use a spike in business.