President of Hulman and Co. the parent company of the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Mark Miles has revealed that this season’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil is nearly a sell out.
Miles commented by saying:
We’ve got a very good chance of selling every seat and you might be surprised how soon it happens. All of the suites are already sold out and we’re looking at building 12 temporary ones to accommodate the demand. And we’re already way ahead of total ticket sales a year ago.
Miles has also revealed that the race which takes place on May 29 will most defiantly have full grid of 33 cars.
The Grace Autosport team run by Beth Paretta and who will field Katherine Legge at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 are in talks with both Honda and Chevrolet about an engine supply deal but it is also believed that the team are also working with existing Verizon IndyCar teams about the possibility of running a car as part of a partnership, however the team will not just been running the 500 as a one race, they will be competing at other events.
Speaking to Paddock Eye last month when asked if the team would run other IndyCar races this season alongside the 500, Paretta said:
Yes, we do, but it’s a bit too early to tell the whole plan.
Miles has said that the race is nearly sold out which hasn’t happened since the 1995 Indianapolis 500 which was won by Jacques Villeneuve.