INDIANAPOLIS – One of the big things in motorsports now is a possible IndyCar/NASCAR doubleheader weekend. Unfortunately, it’s been a lot of talk but no real action. Penske, is willing to take that action. Will the Indianapolis Motor Speedway be a place to host it because of Penske’s interest?
Penske now owns IMS as well as IndyCar. He has teams in IndyCar as well as NASCAR. IMS makes the most sense to run a doubleheader at and according to Penske, could be the front runner.
“Well, I think it was interesting to see (Josef) Newgarden run around what they call the Roval here down in Charlotte several weeks ago, and I think it was pretty exciting,” said Penske of the possible shared NASCAR/IndyCar weekend. “I think some of the fans had never seen an Indy car on an oval or a racetrack. Look, those are things, sitting down Tony will give us some of his input and certainly Mark and the team, are those things we can do, can we execute those so we bring value here to the speedway.
“Look, we’ve got to break some glass on some of these things, don’t we. We’ve got to try some of this. I’m prepared to take a risk. No risk, no reward in many cases. Those are the things that Mark, with you and your team, that we’ll take a look at. But I wouldn’t say it’s out of the possibility.”
This certainly moves the needle in making this happen. NBC Sports has full rights to the entire IndyCar season. They air the second half of the NASCAR schedule too.