IMS to host IndyCar road race in May 2014

INDIANAPOLIS - Officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced that an IZOD IndyCar Series race will take place in May 2014 on the IMS road course.

The race will take place during the opening weekend of Month of May activities leading into the 98th Indianapolis 500.

It will be the first time the IndyCar Series has competed on the IMS road course, officials said.

"The road course will undergo reconfiguration in the fall and next spring to create more passing zones and fan-friendly vantage points," IMS officials said.

Officials hope the race will bring a new element for fans to enjoy in May.

"This event will bring even more energy and action to the Month of May for fans and create another showcase for the diversity and excitement of the Speedway and the IndyCar Series,” said Hulman & Company Chief Executive Officer Mark D. Miles.“The new road race will further enhance the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the premier motorsports destination in the world and direct an even brighter spotlight on the Indianapolis 500.”

The 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place Sunday, May 25.

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