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2014-03-11 08:27:11

LegalShield's Branding Will Run Through 18 IndyCar Series Races in North America DALLAS, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LegalShield, one of the nation's leading providers of legal safeguards for individuals, families and small businesses, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Indianapolis 500 winning team Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) and Bowen & Bowers Motorsports (BBM), to sponsor the No. 98 Honda driven by Jack Hawksworth. Hawksworth, 23, joins BHA for his...

2012-01-12 09:20:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The late Dan Wheldon's 2011 victory at the Indianapolis 500 marked the 100(th) anniversary of the "Greatest Race in History." For the second time, his sterling silver image earned a coveted place on the Borg-Warner Trophy(TM). A duplicate image adorns the BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy(TM) presented to his wife, Susie Wheldon, as a personal keepsake by BorgWarner Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Timothy M. Manganello...

2011-11-09 10:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- INDYCAR is partnering with Cie Games, a leading developer of high-quality social and mobile games, to offer fans of its Facebook game "Car Town" a commemorative Dan Wheldon car to honor the late two-time Indianapolis 500 Champion. Due to the outpouring of support from the Car Town community and INDYCAR, a tribute car in memory of Dan Wheldon was created so that players could express their condolences in the game. The limited release 2011...

2011-10-05 09:50:00

INDIANAPOLIS and LAS VEGAS, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of the last race in the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series, Championship Contenders Dario Franchitti and Will Power will chat with racing fans and members of the media worldwide about their season-long battle for the overall title during a live, video streaming and web chat hosted by INDYCAR and Ortsbo, the world's leading real-time experiential language platform. Members of the media and fans who register at...

2011-08-10 07:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Andretti Autosport, together with INDYCAR and Ortsbo, the world's leading real-time experiential language platform, will host three generations of the legendary Andretti racing family - Mario, Michael and Marco Andretti - as they chat with racing fans and media around the world in up to 53 languages during a live video streaming and interactive fan event fuelled by Ortsbo's Guinness World Record Holding platform, Live & Global...

2011-06-07 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CD-adapco would like to congratulate the Panther Racing Team and JR Hildebrand on their second place finish in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing - the Indianapolis 500. Panther Racing uses CD-adapco's STAR-CCM+ engineering simulation software to optimize the aerodynamic performance and thermal durability of its IndyCar to gain a competitive advantage. Given that Hildebrand was also the fastest rookie in the field - it would appear that the engineers at...

2011-06-01 15:20:00

LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- William Rast, the "New America" denim culture brand, founded by Justin Timberlake in 2005, won the prestigious 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 29, in a partnership with Bryan Herta Autosport and now two-time Indy 500 champ Dan Wheldon. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110601/LA12605) William Rast, known for its contemporary American made premium denim for women and men, and its strong roots in Americana,...

2010-04-12 10:34:00

NEW YORK and INDIANAPOLIS, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (NYSE: PVH) announced today that its IZOD brand, the official title and apparel sponsor of the IZOD IndyCar Series, had launched the Race to the Party sweepstakes. One lucky fan will win an all-inclusive package for four to attend the largest and fastest one-day sporting event in the world, the Indianapolis 500. By going to racetotheparty.com and entering online anytime between April 6th and May...

2006-05-28 16:22:23

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Sam Hornish junior blasted past rookie Marco Andretti at the finish line to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday by the second closest margin ever. Hornish, who started from the pole, finished about one car length ahead of 19-year old Andretti, whose father Michael was third. "That kid drove a heck of a race and he raced me clean," Hornish said in Victory Circle. It was a record 14th victory for car owner Roger Penske. Defending champion Dan Wheldon of Britain...

2006-05-28 17:58:11

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Sam Hornish junior blasted past rookie Marco Andretti at the finish line to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday by the second closest margin ever. Hornish, who started from the pole, finished a car length ahead of 19-year old Andretti, whose father Michael was third. "That kid drove a heck of a race and he raced me clean," Hornish said in Victory Circle. It was a record 14th victory for car owner Roger Penske. Defending champion Dan Wheldon of Britain led for...