The IZOD IndyCar Series champion will be crowned following the 200-lap race on the 1.5-mile, high-banked oval. For the past five years, the title hasn't been decided until the season finale. Based on driver predictions, that's likely to be the case again in 2011.
Fans purchasing a ticket to any IZOD IndyCar Series race during the season are eligible to receive a complimentary ticket (limited to the first 80,000 tickets) by stopping by the IZOD IndyCar Series Fan Village or other designated locations on race day, at racetracks in the U.S. and at Toronto.
Another alternative for obtaining free tickets will be to visit locations in Las Vegas during the week leading up to the season finale. INDYCAR will provide more information closer to the date.
The race also includes the $5 million challenge issued by INDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, to any non-IZOD IndyCar Series driver. Five drivers from all submissions will be approved to compete for the prize by a selection committee consisting of INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard, INDYCAR president of competition and operations Brian Barnhart, INDYCAR commercial division president Terry Angstadt, three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Johnny Rutherford, and two-time Indianapolis 500 champion and Al Unser Jr.
“We are going to provide ample testing time at Las Vegas for the five selected drivers to make sure by the time they get to Las Vegas they are up to speed," Bernard said.