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Sebastien Bourdais dominates late to win at Milwaukee Mile

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Sebastien Bourdais pulled away following a late caution to win Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile, his second IndyCar victory of the season.

Bourdais was dominating before the caution flag came out on Lap 222 after Justin Wilson's car stalled. He held on when racing resumed for an 18-lap sprint to the finish, turning aside a brief challenge from second-place Helio Castroneves to win by 2.2 seconds.

It was Bourdais' 34th career victory, and first at an oval since winning at Milwaukee in 2006.

Castroneves had a remarkable run after starting last in the 24-car field. Graham Rahal was third.

Packers’ Legend Ahman Green Named Honorary Chairman of Milwaukee IndyFest

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Milwaukee IndyFest Returns July 11-12 at Wisconsin State Fair Park

Milwaukee (June 29, 2015) – Ahman Green, the all-time leading rusher of the Green Bay Packers, will be the Honorary Race Chairman for the 2015 ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by The Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers, part of Milwaukee IndyFest July 11-12 at Wisconsin State Fair Park.“As a race fan and proud Wisconsin resident, it’s an honor to be a part of Milwaukee IndyFest this summer at The Milwaukee Mile,” Green said. “Wisconsinites’ passion and enthusiasm for sports is unmatched, so I’m excited to see everyone at the track supporting this great annual tradition.”

The Packers’ legend will be on stage for a Q&A session at 3:20 p.m. (CT) Sunday, July 12 in the Coors Light Music and Beer Garden and participate in pre-race festivities. Green played running back for the Packers for eight NFL seasons from 2000-06 and 2009, amassing 8,162 rushing yards.

Racing For Kids Charity Rides Around The Milwaukee Mile

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Take a historic lap around The Milwaukee Mile in a Harry Miller Club Vintage Indy Car on Saturday, July 11 at Milwaukee IndyFest

Milwaukee (June 23, 2015) – Fans have an opportunity to ride around the historic Milwaukee Mile in a Harry Miller Club Vintage Indy Car with all proceeds benefiting the charity, Racing For Kids. 

Founded in Detroit in 1989, Racing For Kids is designed to use the increasing popularity of motorsports to focus public attention and funding on the health care needs of children. Every year, IndyCar drivers travel to children’s hospitals around the country creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Milwaukee IndyFest Returns to The Milwaukee Mile July 11-12

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New activities enhance fan experience at popular summer festival

Racing returns to Milwaukee for the 2015 ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 presented by The Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers, part of Milwaukee IndyFest July 11-12 at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

“Milwaukee is one of my favorite races on the calendar and it has a special meaning to me and my family,” says Michael Andretti, owner and CEO of Andretti Sports Marketing. “From the on-track action to the fans in the stands, The Milwaukee Mile is by far one of the most iconic tracks in the world, and it’s an honor to be associated with this historic event.”

This will mark the fourth consecutive year Andretti’s sports marketing group, Andretti Sports Marketing, has owned and operated Milwaukee IndyFest.

“This is much more than a race: It’s a celebration of Milwaukee’s racing history and tradition, and to be able to keep that going means the world to me,” said Andretti. “I enjoy seeing families smiling from ear to ear in the family fun zone and friends enjoying the music and beer garden. It’s an event that brings the community together which is what racing in Milwaukee is all about.”

New events have been added this year to enhance the Milwaukee IndyFest fan experience. Fans have the opportunity to play against IndyCar teams in a competitive cornhole tournament from 7:30-8:30 p.m. (CT) Saturday night. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tickets on Sale Now for Milwaukee IndyFest

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Milwaukee (Feb. 27, 2015)- Tickets are officially on sale for the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers. The 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series returns to the historic Milwaukee Mile this summer, July 11-12.

2015 marks Andretti Sports Marketing’s fourth year promoting the Verizon IndyCar Series at the Milwaukee Mile, the longest continually operating speedway in the world. The July weekend will host the Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, providing a one-of-kind experience for race fans. Event-goers can chose from multiple seating options, offering a first-hand look at all the action and incredible views of the mile long track.

Verizon IndyCar Series Returns to the Mile July 11-12

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The Verizon IndyCar Series will be returning to the historic Milwaukee Mile in 2015 for the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers on July 11-12.  This year, Milwaukee IndyFest will partner with the Harry Miller Club—the world’s finest collection of operational vintage Indy cars—for the 21st annual Millers at Milwaukee event.

Racing’s past and present will come together at Milwaukee IndyFest this July as the stars and cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series share the world’s oldest operating motor speedway with one-of-a-kind classic machines from the Harry Miller Club.  In addition to the participation of some of vintage racing’s most historic cars, Milwaukee IndyFest will feature entertainment for families and event-goers alike, including the Coors Light Music & Beer Garden, Family Fun Zone, IndyCar Fan Village, driver autograph sessions, and more.

Will Power Dominates IndyFest

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ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest Presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda DealersAfter earning the Verizon P1 Award for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest, Will Power said he left some speed on the historic Milwaukee Mile. He used all the horsepower the Chevrolet engine could muster Aug. 17 to dominate the 250-lap race and take command of the Verizon IndyCar Series championship.

Power, driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske, turned away challenges by Tony Kanaan and teammate Juan Pablo Montoya to win by 2.7949 seconds over Montoya. Kanaan finished third for his fourth podium in the past five races and Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon placed fourth. Josef Newgarden, who was running third when he had to pit for fuel on Lap 237, rebounded for his second consecutive top-five finish on an oval.

It was the first victory at Milwaukee, the first on a short oval and the first on an oval since Auto Club Speedway last October for Power, whose 24th career win matched Bobby Rahal and Ralph DePalma for 16th on the all-time list.

"Oh, man, I love winning on ovals," Power said as he crossed the finish line. “The handling was awesome; we hardly made any adjustments over the whole race. Full credit to the team for giving me such a great car. These are my favorite tracks these days. I really enjoy the ovals – it’s great fun. I hope we put a good show on for the fans."

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More Than A Race: Free IndyFest Entertainment Means Fun for Fans and Families

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There’s much more to the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest Presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers than the excitement of the Verizon IndyCar Series on the Milwaukee Mile August 16-17.  Rides and entertainment will appeal to fans of all ages and tastes within the infield of the world-famous motor speedway.

The signature Milwaukee IndyFest 80-foot Ferris Wheel will provide fans with the perfect vantage point to survey the Milwaukee Mile and Wisconsin State Fair Park.  A Merry-Go-Round and Bumper Cars will allow riders to emulate the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers on a much smaller scale in the track’s infield.  Rides are free to all ticket-holders; fans can enjoy the carnival atmosphere before, after, or even during on-track activity on Saturday and Sunday.

A brand-new addition to Milwaukee IndyFest will be NVL Pro Beach Volleyball, inside the Coors Light Music and Beer Garden between Turns 3 and 4.  A professional beach volleyball tournament will be held on a specially-constructed sand court on Saturday and Sunday, with event finals to end just before the green flag on August 17.

The Coors Light Music and Beer Garden will be jumping with energy Saturday evening, with live music from local favorites Katie Mack and the Moan playing before the Second Annual Pit Stop Challenge.  IndyCar pit crews, and several celebrity contestants will compete for glory and bragging rights to earn the title of “Fastest Airgun in the (mid)West”!

All these great attractions and more are available to anyone with a Milwaukee IndyFest ticket.  Click here for a full race weekend schedule.

 

Infield Musical Entertainment Announced for Milwaukee IndyFest

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Milwaukee IndyFest has announced two great musical acts that will entertain fans in the Coors Light Music and Beer Garden this year at the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest Presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers.  Katie Mack & The Moan will charm listeners with classic rock favorites from the Coors Light Stage, while DJ Flux will match the high-speed energy of the on-track action with his own lively beats and mixes.

Racing For Kids Returns as Official Charity of Milwaukee IndyFest

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Racing For Kids will return for the third year as Official Charity of the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest Presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers.  As part of the renewed partnership, Verizon IndyCar Series drivers will visit patients at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on Thursday, August 14, and host kids and their families at the track on opening practice day—Friday, August 15.