Podcast | Is the Indy 500 motorsport’s Super Bowl?

After last weekend's 107th running of the Indy 500, listen back to BlackBook Motorsport writer Cian Brittle and Tom Bassam discuss why the event stands alone in terms of fan experience and commercial outlook.

BlackBook Motorsport writer Cian Brittle sits down with SportsPro news editor Tom Bassam to discuss the Indy 500 and what it takes to host the biggest event in motorsport, including:

  • The importance of the Indy 500 to US motorsport and the sheer scale of the event (0:36)

  • How IndyCar is leading the way on sustainability and diversity (5:10)

  • Is it a problem that the Indy 500 has a higher profile than IndyCar itself? (8:28)

  • How both IndyCar and the Indy 500 have recovered following the effects of the pandemic (10:26)

  • Is the rise of Formula One in the US a danger to IndyCar and the Indy 500? (15:26)

  • Comparing the Indy 500’s target audience to Formula One’s Miami and Las Vegas races (17:01)

  • Does IndyCar need to be a global series? (18:20)

  • Predictions for the 107th running of the Indy 500 and how IndyCar should look to grow moving forward (21:32)



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