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01/11/11
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INDYCAR name change officially announced  The sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights and Mazda Road to Indy will now be known as INDYCAR.

"As I was talking to fans and press through the course of last season, it was apparent that we needed to make a name change to reflect the history and heritage of our sport," said Randy Bernard, CEO, INDYCAR.  "The time has come for our sport to move forward under a name that truly signifies a unified organization. The INDYCAR name has worldwide recognition and aligns with our positioning as the fastest, most versatile racing and drivers in the world."

A new sanctioning body logo to coincide with the name change was unveiled today during the State of INDYCAR presentation in Indianapolis.

All series names sanctioned by INDYCAR will remain the same as listed below:

·        INDYCAR - The sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, Firestone Indy Lights and Mazda Road to Indy. 

·        IZOD IndyCar Series - The top level of open-wheel racing in North America and the fastest, most versatile racing series in the world.

·        Firestone Indy Lights - The developmental series for drivers and teams looking to reach the IZOD IndyCar Series.

·        Mazda Road to Indy - The official ladder system that produces a defined road map for drivers looking to reach the pinnacle of open-wheel racing in North America through Cooper Tires presents US F2000 National Championship powered by Mazda, the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear and Firestone Indy Lights.

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