- Blake Shelton will perform the night before the '500' at IMS. - Journey has been announced to play the annual Carb Day concert at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Indycar Series Closing In On Tittle Sponsor

According to the Indiana Buisness Journal, the Indycar Series is finally closing in on a tittle sponsor.

"We are talking to a company that is in the third stage of consideration. We’re darn close to being able to get that [title sponsor deal] done. The company we’re talking to is a big consumer brand, and it would be very good for the series.” -Terry Angstadt

All of this comes just a couple weeks after SpeedTV's Robin Miller reported that the IRL has turned down tittle sponsorship offers from Menards. Miller said that Menards was offering much less than the 8-12 million that the IRL has reportedly been requesting.

“It’s certainly a challenging time, but there are opportunities in challenging times. Ask my boss about that. He’s out there buying car companies.” -Tim Cindric

UPDATE: Check out JP's blog for a specific company that could be interested.


It's pretty easy to connect the dots on the who if you have been following the subplots in the schedule gossip. I comment on how this has effected this year's schedule on my page. If they get the name on the dotted line - BIG win for the league to accompany the Apex Brasil Deal...

JP, you certainly connected the dots better than I would have -- I was too busy being peeved about the complete lack of a mile oval on the schedule to even think about that. Gillette has a pretty big sponsorship program in NASCAR already, but it's an individual sponsorship and I don't think it applies to NASCAR proper. The crossover opportunities for a race in Foxborough would be great too...Tom Brady in the two-seater and all that jazz.

Now if they could just lay out an oval in the parking lot there, that would be great...

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