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Whether it's the world famous Indy500, Brickyard 400, IZOD IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Speedrome or Hoosier 100, there are so many racing events that take place in this great city, the racing capital of the world. Below are the latest racing related headlines.

Indianapolis 500 Legend: A.J. Foyt

Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. was born January 16, 1935 in Houston Texas.  He is a retired race car driver and the adopted father of Larry Foyt, a semi-retired NASCAR and IRL driver, and the grandfather of A.J. Foyt IV, an IZOD IndyCar Series regular since 2003.  Currently he owns and operates A.J. Foyt Enterprises. Racing […]

Indianapolis 500 Legend: Michael Andretti

Michael Andretti was born October 5, 1962 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is the son of racing legend Mario Andretti, and the father of current Izod IndyCar Series driver Marco Andretti. His brother, Jeff Andretti, had a successful racing career, making the Indianapolis 500 three times and winning the CART Rookie of the Year award in […]

Indianapolis 500 Winner: Dan Wheldon

Early Years: Dan Wheldon was born June 22, 1978 in Emberton, England.  Wheldon’s parents were heavily involved with the local race track — both as racers and employees — and Wheldon got his start at a very young age.  While making his way up the ranks in English karting, Wheldon developed a rivalry with Jensen […]

Indianapolos 500 Winner: Scott Dixon

Early Years: Scott Dixon was born July 22, 1980 in Melbourne, Australia.  He moved to New Zealand as young boy, and began racing karts at the age of seven.  He captured two championships in the New Zealand Formula Vee Series, along with a title in the Formula Ford Series.  Dixon came to the states in […]

Countdown to the Month of May in Indianapolis

As April draws to a close here in the Circle City, Hoosiers can officially begin to look forward to the month of May and all of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Indy 500) excitement that goes along with it. The 500 Festival, one of the biggest nonprofit organizations in Indianapolis, has planned a nonstop line-up […]

Register Now for the Big Ten Hoops Day 5K

March has landed in the Hoosier state, and we all know what that means: basketball, basketball, and more basketball. But if you want to get in on March Madness here in the Circle City and basketball isn’t quite your thing, you can still celebrate in your own way: by signing up for the Big Ten […]

Join the Indy Runners Group for Fitness, Food and Fun

Now that Spring has finally blown into Naptown, the air is warmer, the sun is brighter, and Hoosiers are feeling more active. There’s no better way to shake off the winter blues (and pounds) than by signing up for the Indy Runners Group. This energetic group is made up of runners from all over the […]

Register Now for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Indianapolis Race for the Cure

Want to help support one of the hardest-working nonprofit organizations in Indianapolis? By signing up for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Indianapolis Race for the Cure, you can do just that, and pledge to work toward a healthier you at the same time. The Indianapolis affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the […]

Bio: Casey Brackney

Casey Brackney was born and bred in the Hoosier state. More specifically, in the small town of Greencastle, Indiana, which is home to the greasy spoon and international phenomenon known as Marvin’s Restaurant. That’s in addition to being the home of DePauw University, which mainly exists to stock Marvin’s with ravenous 2:00 a.m. customers. If […]

Slainte! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Indianapolis With the Shamrock Run and Walk

Indianapolis loves a good holiday, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. Celebrate this fun day in the Circle City by lacing up your running shoes for the Shamrock Run and Walk on Saturday, March 13th. This annual Indianapolis event is one of the most eagerly anticipated of the spring season, and you can expect […]

19th Annual Indiana Motorcycle Exposition

Opening on Thursday, February 25, 2010 the 19th Annual Indiana Motorcycle Exposition is set to overlap and coincide with the last weekend of the Boat, Sport and Travel Show, also at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. This large-scale motorcycle display will span across the weekend, from Thursday through Sunday, and will be attended by […]

“Month of May” Changes Announced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Month of May is changing once again for Indianapolis racing enthusiasts. Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials announced the schedule leading up to the 2010 Indy 500, and it features a shortened schedule with just one weekend devoted to qualifying. The track, located in Speedway, Indiana, will open its doors on Saturday, May 15, 2009 for […]

IZOD INDYCAR SERIES

Founded by former Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Tony George, the league began in 1996 when it broke away from CART, then the governing body for open-wheel racing. Originally known as the Indy Racing League (IRL), the series marketed itself as a lower-cost alternative that primarily featured American drivers on oval tracks. In 2003, the league […]

FCF Hoosier Holiday Gift Guide Day 2: Tickets for Sports of All Sorts

‘Tis the season for giving, right? So we here at funcityfinder.com in Indianapolis felt that on top of giving you the best we’ve got when it comes to what’s going on in the Circle City, we will give you a little help in trying to find that perfect gift for the special someone on your […]

Danica Patrick Inks New IndyCar Deal

Danica Patrick announced a new three-year racing deal on Tuesday, although it wasn’t exactly what NASCAR fans were hoping for. Patrick, who will be sporting GoDaddy as her sponsor this year, revealed that she’s come to an agreement with Andretti Autosports to continue her career in the IndyCar Series. There’s been plenty of speculation over […]

500 Festival Needs Princesses for 2010 Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (October 5, 2009) – Registration is now open for the 2010 500 Festival Princess Program. The application is available and may be submitted online via the 500 Festival’s website, now through noon, Friday, January 8, 2010. Becoming a 500 Festival Princess is an experience of a lifetime. The 2010 Princesses will serve as ambassadors […]

First Annual 500 Festival Volunteer Fair on November 5, 2009

Press Release: INDIANAPOLIS (October 19, 2009) – The 500 Festival is looking for companies to be a part of the magical month of May. The 500 Festival announced today that the first annual 500 Festival Volunteer Fair generously hosted by Indiana Pacers Sports & Entertainment will take place on Thursday, November 5 from 4:00 p.m. […]

Run Like Hell This Halloween

This October in Indy, there’s more to run from than ghastly ghosts and spooky spirits. Head to downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, on the night before Halloween for an evening of frightening fitness and fun at the Run Like Hell 5K. The hopping Indianapolis cultural district known as downtown is famous in the Hoosier state for its trendy bars, unique restaurants, […]

Upcoming Running Races Around Indianapolis

Are you an Indianapolis runner looking to challenge yourself this fall? As Indy gears up for a busy autumn racing season, get yourself some new kicks and get ready to feel the burn. Check out this comprehensive list of upcoming running races around Indianapolis, and visit each race’s website for more information on price, location, and how to […]

Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Event Schedule

The 55th Annual Mac Tools US Nationals wind down this weekend, coming to an end tomorrow evening, Monday, September 7, after eight speed-filled days. The perennially-popular racing event unfolds at O’Reilly Raceway Park, also known as the Indianapolis Raceway Park, a 300-acre racing complex that hosts a variety of racing events in Indianapolis year-round. The […]