MOTORSPORTS

THE RACING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

Internationally renowned as the “Racing Capital of the World,” Indianapolis presents a hotbed of talent and the resources you need to win in the motorsports industry.

Indianapolis is home to more than 440 companies, including a diverse variety of racing circuits – IndyCar Series, Indy Lights, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and the United States Auto Club (USAC) – as well as premier racing teams, such as Andretti Autosport, Chip Ganassi Racing and Don Schumacher Racing. At the center of our growing industry is the world-class Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a sprawling 2.5-mile oval flat track with nine-degree banked turns that supports motorsports of all kinds – IndyCar, NASCAR and MotoGP – and hosts world-renown events, including the Indianapolis 500, the Crown Royal Brickyard 400, the Indianapolis GP and many more!

Innovation and collaboration are part of the winning formula in Indy as several motorsports organizations work to propel the industry forward.

The Indiana Motorsports Initiative jumpstarts the motorsports industry through investment, technological innovation and job creation.

Indiana Motorsports Education Alliance fuels opportunities for students seeking to enter the motorsports industry.

The Indiana Motorsports Association fuses industry interests to enrich the economic impact of motorsports businesses.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the International Motorsports Industry Show connects racers, teams, dealers/distributors and industry professionals worldwide.
THE INDIANAPOLIS REGION. DRIVEN FOR YOUR SUCCESS.

HOOSIER HORSEPOWER

With 440 companies and 8,000+ skilled motorsports workers, Indianapolis has the expertise and experience you need to accelerate your business forward.

Generating $425 million in annual wages, our motorsports industry includes a diverse mix of businesses, from race teams and sanctioning organizations; to companies that produce components such as radiators, steering wheels, shocks, brakes and motors; to sports medicine; to marketing/media companies and charitable foundations.

Approximately 70 percent of our highly skilled workforce has an associate’s degree or higher in fields such as 3D and computer-aided design; aerodynamic, mechanical, and electrical engineering; fabrication; scale development of race car models for testing; and flow analysis.

IF YOU NEED A WORKFORCE WITH SPECIALIZED MOTORSPORTS SKILLS, YOU NEED THE INDIANAPOLIS REGION.

INDYCAR SERIES TEAMS
Andretti Autosport, Chip Ganassi Racing, PDM Racing, Panther Racing, Sarah Fisher Racing

NHRA TEAMS
Don Prudhomme Racing, John Force Racing, Don Schumacher Racing

OPEN WHEEL RACING SERIES TEAMS
Tony Stewart Racing, Walker Racing, Mi-Jack Conquest Racing

SANCTIONING ORGANIZATIONS
United States Auto Club, Open Wheel Racing Series, Indy Lights

SPORTS MARKETING
Just Marketing, MainGate

SETTING THE PACE

Indianapolis is the training ground in motorsports. Whichever aspect of the industry you want to focus on, you’ll find the education and hands-on experience you need to fast-track careers.

IUPUI (INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS)
First bachelor’s degree in motorsports engineering in the nation

Certificate in motorsports engineering technology

Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and Sports Car Club of America driver development programs

Collaborative course offered in conjunction with Winston Salem State University
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associate's degree or certificate in motorsports

Focus on high performance systems and motorsports fabrication
MARIAN UNIVERSITY
Focus on business aspects of motorsports, including team and event management, marketing and sponsorship
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
Mechanical education technology curriculum

Emphasis on vehicle aerodynamics, racing engine performance, vehicle dynamics, race data acquisition and analysis
UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
Sports management program, providing opportunities with local sports organizations

Undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in business and sports marketing
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY
Aviation Technology Center

46 technology-based aviation maintenance disciplines (often applicable to racing)
INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Multidisciplinary program with emphasis on race team management, marketing and sponsorship, and automotive engineering technology

FUELING DEVELOPMENT

Indiana provides special grants and incentives to help motorsports companies speed up their success.

Racecar Sales Tax Exemption
Extension of Indiana’s Sales Tax Exemption for Professional Race Cars
Venture Capital Investment Tax Credit