A Lifelong Memory For Our Troops
About the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Established in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has long prevailed as an icon of motorsports excellence. Beginning in 2009, the Speedway celebrates its Centennial Era, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the facility in 2009 and the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2011. Visitors to the Speedway during the Centennial Era will see not only a focus on its rich history, but a strong emphasis on looking ahead to the future. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the world's largest spectator sporting facility. It plays host annually to three events in three major racing series: Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (IZOD IndyCar Series), Brickyard 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series) and Red Bull Indianapolis GP (MotoGP World Championship).
About the IZOD IndyCar Series: The IZOD IndyCar Series is the premier open-wheel series in the United States, competing on a challenging combination of superspeedways, short ovals, scenic road courses and temporary street circuits. In 2010 the IndyCar Series will conduct 13 races in the U.S. (including the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500), two in Canada and one both in Japan and Brazil, all available worldwide through comprehensive, long-term agreements with ABC and VERSUS in high-definition. The IZOD IndyCar Series continues to the be the fastest and most competitive racing series, attracting a diverse lineup of drivers including Marco Andretti, Ryan Briscoe, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan, Danica Patrick, Graham Rahal and Dan Wheldon. A leader in motorsports technology, the IZOD IndyCar Series is the first racing series to power its Honda engines on 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol, a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel. For more information on the IZOD IndyCar Series, visit www.IndyCar.com.
About Armed Forces Entertainment: Armed Forces Entertainment is the official Department of Defense agency for providing entertainment to U.S. military personnel serving overseas, with priority given to those in contingency operations and at remote and isolated locations. The Department of the Air Force is the executive agent of Armed Forces Entertainment. Founded in 1951, Armed Forces Entertainment brings a touch of home to more than 500,000 troops annually, embracing the best of Americana that stretches across all genres of entertainment. Visit www.ArmedForcesEntertainment.com for more information.
About the Morale Entertainment Foundation: The Morale Entertainment Foundation was established as a labor of love and respect to our fighting men and women by a small group of patriots from the entertainment, broadcasting, government and business fields. They perceived a need to increase entertainment opportunities for our warfighters deployed abroad. To address this important need, the Morale Entertainment Foundation was founded on a vision to bring to our warfighters the "Best of America." Additionally, by videotaping each event, producing broadcast–quality programming, The Morale Entertainment Foundation envisions bringing families closer to their warriors, and raising awareness of ordinary citizens as to the extraordinary sacrifices of those who wear the uniform. For more information regarding Morale Entertainment, visit www.MoraleEntertainment.org.
About Indy Racing Experience: Founded in 2001, the Indy Racing Experience provides fans the ultimate opportunity of a lifetime by experiencing the high speeds of IndyCar racing with our driving and 2-seater programs. The Indy Racing Experience Two-Seat Ride allows the passenger to experience speeds and g-forces previously available to only a handful of elite drivers. The purpose-built Dallara chassis allows a passenger to sit behind the driver, but in every other way, this is a true IndyCar Series car. The car is complete with an authentic racing power plant that can reach up to 180 miles per hour. While casually talking one afternoon in a small garage on Gasoline Alley in Indianapolis, Scott Jasek, Joe Kennedy and Jeff Sinden imagined stretching out a regular IndyCar Series car to allow for a passenger to sit behind the driver and truly experience the speed and pressure that comes with IndyCar racing. Nearly a decade later, the Indy Racing Experience has given more than 12,000 rides to celebrities, media, race fans and car enthusiasts.
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