Paving Starts On New IMS Road Course

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 - Asphalt paving has started on the new road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with work underway in Turns 7, 8 and 9 behind the Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.

All paving should be completed by the end of November with favorable weather, said Kevin Forbes, IMS director of engineering and construction.Construction on the new road course began July 30, one day after the 14th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. All construction will be finished by Opening Day for the 92nd Indianapolis 500 on May 4, 2008.

The 16-turn course will debut during the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race Sept. 12-14, 2008.

Red Bull Indianapolis GP tickets: Ticket orders are being accepted now for the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sept. 14, 2008.

Orders can be placed either online at or by mailing an order form to IMS. The order form is available at the IMS Web site or by calling the IMS Ticket Office at (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or (317) 492-6700 locally. Ticket Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All tickets for this event are three-day tickets, with both reserved and general admission seating available. Ticket orders will be fulfilled at a later date.

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 - Tickets for all three world-class events in 2008 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - the 92nd Indianapolis 500, 15th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP - will go on sale Monday, Nov. 12.

The best seats for all three races will sell quickly. This is the first opportunity to buy tickets for the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP, the first motorcycle race at IMS since 1909, so fans should hurry to be a part of history.

Fans have three easy methods to purchase tickets starting at 8 a.m. (ET)

Nov. 12:

*Online. Visit to place secure orders with a credit card. Online ordering is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

*Phone. Call (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or (317) 492-6700 locally between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday to order tickets.

*In person. Visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Ticket Office on the first floor of the IMS Administration Building at 4790 W. 16th St. in Indianapolis to buy tickets. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Racing Capital of the World boasts the most unique, exciting schedule in racing, as no other racetrack plays host to the IndyCar Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and MotoGP World Championship.

The 92nd Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 25. The stars of the IndyCar Series, including Indy winners Helio Castroneves and Dan Wheldon, and rising young stars Marco Andretti and Danica Patrick, will race inches apart in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" at 220 mph for arecord winner's purse of at least $2.5 million.

Next is the 15th Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on Sunday, July 27. Defending event champion Tony Stewart will lead the drivers of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to the 2.5-mile IMS oval, joined by four-time winner Jeff Gordon and fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr., for the world'slargest stock car race.

The 2008 season will conclude with the return of motorcycle racing to IMS for the first time in 99 years with the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sunday, Sept. 14. The world's fastest motorcycles will race across the famed Yard of Bricks at 210 mph, with an impressive roster of American stars, including 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden, and international riders like Valentino Rossi, one of the most popular athletes in the world.