Both Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud and Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly say they regard this weekend’s double-header of NASCAR and IndyCar action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as “huge” and something they’d like to see occur more often.
Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says that the track will not host this year’s NTT IndyCar Series season-opener as a TV-only event, but says he has for a long time advocated the idea of an IndyCar/NASCAR Cup double-header.
Racing icon A.J. Foyt has been responding to fans’ questions on social media, and has declared that two-time Rodger Ward was his fiercest opponent on both dirt and pavement, and has expressed strong disinterest in simulator racing.
NASCAR is still as popular has ever and has recently signed deals with four sponsors for its Cup Series. Busch, Coca-Cola, Geico and Xfinity will feature on NASCAR broadcasts, in-market promotion and digital and social avenues.