Verizon IndyCar Series parent company Hulman and Company, CEO Mark Miles has described the 2016 season as phenomenal.
Speaking at the victory celebration on Tuesday, Miles commented by saying:
This has been a phenomenal season. “Historic in a very real sense with the epic 100th Running of the Indy 500 – which I think exceeded everybody’s expectations as a monumental event. But then the whole year was great. I think back to all the races, every one of them was a dynamite event – great racing, great crowds.
Miles went on to say discuss the television figures for the 2016 season saying:
All of our fan metrics are up meaningfully this year. “In fact, we’re at like a 55 percent increase in our television audience over the last three years, which very few sports can claim, and all of our other metrics are great. INDYCAR is on a roll, we’ve got the schedule out for next year and people are looking forward to 2017.
Miles spoke about Simon Pagenaud’s championship win and Roger Penske’s incredible season, saying:
Tonight is really a tour de force for Team Penske. “You can’t finish 1-2-3 if you don’t beat 4-5-6 through 21 or 22. It was a great year of racing for Simon and for Roger Penske in his 50th year in racing. It’s just an amazing accomplishment.