Penske Entertainment Corporation announced on Thursday that it has collaborated with the VICE Media group for a new six part documentary to be aired on the CW network in Spring 2023 bringing fans behind the scenes of the Greatest Spectacle In Racing, the Indianapolis 500.
President and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corporation Mark Miles says:
The Indy 500 is the most unique, exhilarating and engaging event on the planet. “It’s an unrivaled spectacle fueled by ambitious, fearless and captivating personalities. This series will give viewers an unprecedented front row seat as the racing season begins and the countdown to Indy accelerates. Ultimately, through the compelling creative lens and massive reach of both VICE and The CW, we will bring the world-class competition and drama of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES to a newer and more youthful audience.”
The 100-day window is benchmarked by drama, intrigue and fierce competition from the very first race of the season all the way to the checkered flag at the Indianapolis 500. For the winner, it is a life-changing experience, etching his or her name into the history books. This year, four-time Indy 500 winner and former “Dancing with the Stars” champion Helio Castroneves is eyeing a record fifth win but will face stiff competition from a rising generation of young talent all eyeing “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and its multimillion-dollar purse.
“100 Days to Indy” will showcase what it takes to compete at the highest levels and at the height of danger, while providing a window into the on- and off-track lives of some of the sport’s most engaging drivers.
Brad Schwartz, president of Entertainment with the CW Network says:
100 Days to Indy’ is a high-octane adventure grounded in emotional sports storytelling. “Alongside our partners at VICE Media Group, Penske Entertainment and NTT INDYCAR SERIES, we have come together to deliver a series that will follow these champions of the racetrack and keep viewers on the edge of their seats.”
Morgan Hertzan, president, Global TV at VICE Media Group stated:
VICE is honored to produce the first sports project with Nexstar and The CW since the acquisition and to bring this series through the checkered flag with everyone at the network. “The team at the NTT INDYCAR SERIES has an incredible journey for the world to join, and VICE is looking forward to being in the driver’s seat with them.
The 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place on Sunday May 28th 2023.