The NTT INDYCAR SERIES announced on Sunday morning, ahead of the Children’s Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park that they have reached a multi-year contract extension with the race venue.
Barber Motorsports Park joined the NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule in 2010 and has provided great racing during its time as part of the series and speaking about the news, Gene Hallman, CEO of ZOOM Motorsports, commented saying:
“It has been an honor to host this race since 2010 at the world-renowned Barber Motorsports Park. “The event has become a cornerstone of the Birmingham community, drawing fans from all over the world. We are excited for the future of this event and what it means to Children’s of Alabama.”
The new agreement will see the Children’s Grand Prix of Alabama remains on the NTT INDYCAR SERIES calendar through to at least 2027. Speaking about the news, Mark Miles, President and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corporation, said:
“We are pleased the NTT INDYCAR SERIES will return to Barber Motorsports Park for years to come. “For the last 13 years, Barber has been an ideal host and the perfect Southeastern venue to showcase INDYCAR’s bold and brash personality and compelling action. With its unique layout and dramatic features, this beautiful facility is a favorite with our fans and within our paddock. We look forward to growing this meaningful partnership with more thrilling racing and iconic moments.”
Andretti Autosport’s Romain Grosjean starts today’s race from pole position.