The traditional Month of May will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2014 with the addition of a race on the track’s road course. The IZOD IndyCar Series race was approved Thursday, September 26th during a meeting of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC board of directors.
The race will take place during the opening weekend of Month of May activities at IMS prior to the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25th. It will mark the first time the IndyCar Series has competed on the Speedway road course, which will be reconfigured this fall and next spring to create more passing zones and fan-friendly vantage points.
“This event will bring even more energy and action to the Month of May for fans and create another showcase for the diversity and excitement of the Speedway and the IndyCar Series,” said Hulman & Company Chief Executive Officer Mark D. Miles. “The new road race will further enhance the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the premier motorsports destination in the world and direct an even brighter spotlight on the Indianapolis 500.”
More details about the race, the reconfigured road course and other plans for the Month of May will be announced at a media event Tuesday, October 1st at IMS. Keep up with additional news at www.indycar.com and www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com.
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