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Runners take part in the New York City Marathon in 2019, the largest marathon ever staged. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
New York, New York: Marathon’s Return is
Another Positive Sign

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. What NBA Teams Have Fans This Season? | Attendance Limits […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry.   Wednesday, April 28 Olympics: IOC and Tokyo 2020 Outline New Limits on […]

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IndyCar Changes 2021 Opener to Alabama, Reschedules St. Petersburg GP

The 2021 IndyCar Series will start at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, on March 7 after the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was rescheduled for April 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IndyCar officials announced. While known as the traditional season opener for the circuit, the St. Petersburg race was moved from the […]

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IndyCar 2021 Schedule Released

The 2021 IndyCar Series schedule has been released with 17 races including a doubleheder in Texas and several other popular stops on the circuit, which had to be rescheduled or canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, returning to their rightful places in the schedule. The 2021 season will begin March 7 with the 10th consecutive […]

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IndyCar Adds Music City GP in Nashville to 2021 Schedule

The IndyCar Series will add a little bit of country to the sounds of its engines rolling through town starting in 2021 with the Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tennessee. The race will feature a street course through downtown and circling Nissan Stadium, home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and MLS’s Nashville SC. Nissan […]

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IndyCar, IMS Launch Race and Equality Initiative

IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have launched the “Race for Equality & Change,” a move to support diversity and inclusivity across the racing series and the IndyCar industry. A key component of the effort will be a $1 million fund to fuel internal and external programs and initiatives aimed at creating fundamental change. “As […]

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2020 IndyCar Series Visits Richmond, Skips Pocono

Richmond Raceway is in and Pocono Raceway is out in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule, which will remain at 17 races for the season starting with the traditional opener in St. Petersburg, Florida, on March 15. Richmond Raceway will host an IndyCar race for the first time since 2009, and is slotted into the […]

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Gainbridge to Become Presenting Sponsor of Indy 500

Gainbridge has reached a multiyear agreement with the Indy 500 to become presenting sponsor of the famed IndyCar race, starting with the 2019 event. The online financial services company will also become the official annuity and life insurance partner of IndyCar, IMS and the Indy 500 under terms of the deal. Gainbridge offers its services to […]

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NTT Named Title Sponsor of IndyCar Series

IndyCar has announced that NTT,  a global information technology and communications company, will become the series’ title sponsor starting in 2019. NTT replaces Verizon, which held the series title sponsorship since 2014. NTT will also become the official technology partner of IndyCar, the IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 beginning in 2019. The […]

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Speedway LLC Named Official Fuel and Convenience Store for IndyCar

Hulman & Company has announced a multiyear deal for Speedway LLC to serve as the official fuel and official convenience store of IndyCar, the IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500.  The agreement with the national convenience store chain will begin in 2019. Speedway LLC operates more than 4,000 stores in 35 states. […]

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