What is INDYCAR?
Which racing series is considered the premier series of INDYCAR?
When did the Indy Racing League begin competition?
Who owns IndyCar today?
What was the dispute between CART and IRL centered on?
When did the IRL begin to draw top teams from CART?
What is the SAFER soft wall safety system?
What was the name of the premier series of the Indy Racing League before it was renamed?
What was the name of the event that CART scheduled on Memorial Day to compete with the Indy 500?
INDYCAR is an American-based auto racing sanctioning body for Indy car racing and other disciplines of open-wheel car racing. The organization sanctions five racing series: the premier IndyCar Series with its centerpiece the Indianapolis 500, developmental series Indy NXT, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship, and the U.S. F2000 National Championship. IndyCar is recognized as a member organization of the FIA through ACCUS. Indy Racing League was formed in 1994 under the name Indy Racing League by Hulman & Company, which also owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway complex, and began competition in 1996. The trademark name INDYCAR was officially adopted on January 1, 2011. Today, IndyCar is owned by Roger Penske via Penske Entertainment Corp., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation. The dispute between CART and IRL centered on the Indianapolis 500, long considered the flagship race of the sport. In 1996, CART retaliated by scheduling what was supposed to become its new showcase event, the U.S. 500, at Michigan International Speedway on Memorial Day, the traditional date for the Indy 500. The IRL began to draw top teams from CART starting in 2002, contributing to the latter's bankruptcy, re-branding as Champ Car in 2003, and ultimate demise and absorption by the IRL in 2008. The Indy Racing League announced it would rename their premier series the IndyCar Series for the 2003 racing season. Driver safety has also been a major point of concern, with a number of drivers seriously injured, particularly in the early years of the series. IndyCar was the first racing series to adopt the SAFER soft wall safety system, which debuted at the Indianapolis 500 and has now been installed at almost all major oval racing circuits.
How much do you know about IndyCar racing? Test your knowledge with this quiz and discover fascinating facts about the premier IndyCar Series, developmental series Indy NXT, and other disciplines of open-wheel car racing. From the history of the Indianapolis 500 to the adoption of the SAFER soft wall safety system, this quiz covers it all. Challenge yourself and see if you're a true IndyCar racing fan!
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