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IndyCar, IMS announce new diversity, inclusion effort

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IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) will create a $1 million fund to develop internal and external programs and initiatives that will support diversity and inclusion efforts through the new Race for Equality & Change program announced on July 4.

The goal of Race for Equality & Change is to create fundamental change throughout the IndyCar industry by focusing on several key areas:

  • Recruiting and developing a diverse workforce throughout all levels of IndyCar and IMS
  • Diversifying the competitive driver field at the grassroots, Road to Indy and NTT IndyCar Series levels 
  • Supporting impactful grassroots youth motorsports programs, including enhancing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s longstanding partnership with Nexgeneracers, a 501c3 that introduces minority students to the world of motorsports 
  • Diversifying employment, leadership and ownership within the Series and with IndyCar promoters 
  • Investment in minority communities to encourage greater engagement with IndyCar and IMS 
  • Establishing a procurement program to meaningfully increase the number of minority-owned businesses that contract with IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway each year 

In addition to the announcement, the IMS pylon will light up with a Race for Equality & Change message during the NTT IndyCar Series GMR Grand Prix on July 4. 

 

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