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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Enerson To Run With Coyne at Mid-Ohio

Dale Coyne Racing confirmed Tuesday the signing of RC Enerson to the team's No. 19 entry for this weekend's round at Mid-Ohio.

Enerson, a Verizon IndyCar Series rookie, ran for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in the Indy Lights Series through the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis. Enerson also ran Indy Lights in 2014 and the USF2000 Series from 2012 to 2014.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Tony George Elected Chairman of the Board

Tony George has taken over Hulman & Company Chairman of the Board duties.

The news came to light via the Indianapolis Motor Speedway PA system prior to yesterday's Brickyard 400. When the Chairman of the Board was announced to give the 40 NASCAR drivers the command to start their engines out walked Tony George.

Tony replaces his 81-year-old mother, Mari Hulman George.

The board currently consists of Tony George, Nancy George, Josephine George, Katherine George-Conforti ,John Ackerman, Andre B. Lacy, Mark Miles, James Morris, Michael Smith, Mitch Daniels and Mari Hulman-George in the role of chairman emeritus.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Filippi In, Chaves Out For Toronto

Dale Coyne Racing has announced Luca Filippi will return to pilot the No. 19 Honda entry in this weekend's race in Toronto.

"I'm very excited to be back with Dale Coyne Racing this weekend and to have the chance to race in the Honda Indy Toronto again," Filippi said. "I want to thank IMPCO Technologies, the ComfortPro team and Dale Coyne for giving me this opportunity. It's one of my favorite races, not just because I finished on the podium in Toronto last year, but because it's one of the best events on the schedule and I love to race on street circuits. I can't wait to get back on track."

Qualifications for Toronto will air at 1:30 ET Saturday on NBCSN with the race running at 2:30 ET Sunday on CNBC.

Friday, July 8, 2016

INDYCAR To Cover 925k In Boston Refunds

INDYCAR announced Thursday that they as the sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar Series will cover $925,000 in reimbursing fans who had purchased tickets.

The entire press release:

NDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, July 7, 2016) - Stepping into the breach left by promoter Boston Grand Prix - when it failed to fully refund ticket purchasers after the cancellation of its planned race - INDYCAR announced today it would contribute $925,000 to help make fans whole. 
"I appreciate INDYCAR's willingness to step up for their fans and help resolve this problem," Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said in a news release earlier today. "They've gone above and beyond to be a productive part of this solution, and their fans will reap the benefits." 
In May of last year, INDYCAR entered into an agreement with race organizer Boston Grand Prix for races to be run in Boston annually from 2016 through 2020. But on April 29, BGP unilaterally canceled the race scheduled for Labor Day weekend and its plans to stage races in Boston in the future. According to news reports, the amount BGP has refunded to ticket holders to date is insufficient to make full refunds. 
Attorney General Healey announced earlier today that her office has filed suit against Boston Grand Prix and its CEO John Casey to pursue the remainder of refunds owed to ticket purchasers. 
"We enjoy some of the most loyal and devoted fans in all of sports, and so we are pleased to work with the Attorney General and contribute in her efforts to protect ticket buyers," said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "We want our fans to know that we share their disappointment that the race won't take place. And we also want to join them in expressing our appreciation for Attorney General Healey's work on their behalf." 
Ticket purchasers that are owed a refund should contact the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline at (617) 727-8400. Customer service representatives will be on standby to assist with the process for securing refunds.