Yukon is a city in Canadian County, United States. It is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area; the population was 22,709 at the 2010 census. Founded in the 1890s, the town was named in reference to a gold rush in Yukon Territory, Canada, at the time. Yukon served as an urban center for area farmers and the site of a large milling operation, it is now considered a bedroom community for people who work in Oklahoma City. Yukon was founded by A. N. Spencer in 1891, was named for the Yukon River which flows from British Columbia, across the Yukon, into Alaska. Spencer, a cattleman from Texas turned railroad builder, was working on a line from El Reno to Arkansas when he decided to build the town. Spencer filed the plat on the townsite on February 14, 1891, he had agreed to do so and lay the train tracks through the town in exchange for half of the lots, which were owned by Minnie Taylor and Luther S. Morrison. Taylor and Morrison had acquired the land in the 1889 land run. Spencer bought two quarter sections south of Main Street from Joseph Carson and his sister, Josephine.
Spencer and his brother, named the town after the Yukon Territory of Canada, where a gold rush was booming at the time. The first houses and businesses were located on the north side of Spencer Avenue and present Fourth and Fifth streets; the Canadian County Courier reported on April 1, 1891, that the city had 25 homes, one bank, two real estate offices, two restaurants, a lumber yard, a hardware store, a grocery, a livery stable, two saloons, a blacksmith shop, a printing office, a barber shop, a second barber shop "about completed."The Choctaw and Gulf Railway Company laid its track, causing the abandonment of Frisco, which had a population of 1,000 at the time. Beginning in about 1898, Yukon began to attract immigrants from Bohemia. Following World War I and the dissolution of Bohemia into Czechoslovakia and Moravia, the immigrants became known as "Czechs." Yukon is known as the "Czech Capital of Oklahoma". The town voted to incorporate in 1901 and voted to add water works and electricity from the mill in 1910.
Businesses remained clustered on Main Street between Fourth and Fifth, until the 1920s, when they began to locate in other parts of the town. The interurban was built from Oklahoma City to El Reno in 1911, it closed in 1940. Paved roads didn't arrive until the construction of State Highway 66 in 1926. Yukon thrived as the urban center for area farmers and had an organized library by 1905 and a dedicated library building in 1927. A small milling operation, the Yukon Mill and Grain Company, opened in 1893 and grew to shipping flour and feeds throughout the south and exporting them overseas by 1915; the milling operation was owned by the Kroutil and Dobry families, but the Dobry family built their own mill and parted ways with the Kroutils in the 1930s. The mills were sold to larger corporations. Paying homage to that history, the students of Yukon High School are known as "Millers", their mascot is "The Miller Man". In 1949, Yukon garnered national media attention because of the plight of Grady the Cow, stuck inside a silo for four days.
From a population of 830 in 1907, Yukon grew to 1,990 by 1950. By 1960, the population registered at 3,076. Oklahoma City annexed nearly all of the land around Yukon during the 1960s; this brought a boom in residential construction and commercial development. The town had grown to 22,000 residents in 2005. Yukon is a western suburb of Oklahoma City, it is located in the central portion of the east side of Canadian County, Oklahoma at 35°30′8″N 97°44′57″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.3 square miles, of which 26.2 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles, or 0.21%, is water. The town is traversed by historic Route 66 and state highways 4 and 92, it lies just north of Interstate 40. Downtown Oklahoma City is 16 miles to the east; as of the 2010 census, there were 22,709 people, 8,744 households, 6,390 families residing in the city. The population density was 880 people per square mile. There were 9,231 housing units at an average density of 315.8 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the city was 87.8% white, 1.2% African American, 3.7% Native American, 2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.5% from other races, 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race made up 4.9% of the population. There were 8,744 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.4% were non-families. Single individuals living alone accounted for 21% of households and individuals 65 years of age or older living alone accounted for 9.2% of households. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.97. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 59.9% from 18 to 64, 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.7 years. The population was 52.8% female and 47.2% male. The median income for a household in the city was $59,803, the median income for a family was $66,635. Males had a median income of $49,836 versus $34,717 for females.
About 6.5% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line. The Czech Hall, a national and state historic site, is devoted to preserving Czech customs and culture. Community events include the Czech Festival, which takes place on the first Saturday of October, the Chisholm Trail and Crawfish Festival, which takes place on the first Saturday of June. In late August
Donlavey Racing was a stock car racing team that competed from 1950 until 2002 in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. It was owned by Junie Donlavey and ran a total of 863 races in NASCAR. Donlavey Racing used a number of makes and numbers, but for years was best known for the No. 90 Ford. Though the team only had one points win and two pole positions in its long history, three of Donlavey's drivers won Rookie of the Year honors and a number of former and future NASCAR race winners drove for the team. Sixty-seven different drivers ran at least one race for Donlavey. Donlavey made his debut as an owner in 1950 at Martinsville Speedway, where Runt Harris drove Donlavey's Oldsmobile to a nineteenth-place finish after suffering mechanical failures. Donlavey's next race as an owner came in 1952 Southern 500, fielding the No. 53 Hudson Hornet for Joe Weatherly. He finished 16th, he did not field a car again until 1957, when Emanuel Zervakis drove Donlavey's No. 90 Ford at Raleigh Speedway, finishing 24th.
Zervakis ran two more races for Donlavey that year, at Langhorne Speedway and Martinsville, finishing 26th and 22nd respectively. Harris ran another race for Donlavey as well, finishing 39th at the Southern 500. Zervakis did not a finish a race all season. Donlavey only ran one race in 1959, at the Capital City 200. Harris had a fifth-place finish in that race. Harris ran three more races for Donlavey the following season, but struggled with mechanical problems, could only manage a best finish of 30th. Speedy Thompson took over for three races, his best finish being a 12th at the Dixie 300. Tiny Lund drove for Donlavey at the Atlanta 500, but finished 36th after suffering engine failure early in the race. Johnny Roberts drove one race for Donlavey in 1961, finishing 21st at Richmond after suffering a blown head gasket. Donlavey did not field a car until 1965. Making ten starts, he had a fifth-place run at Moyock, a tenth at Martinsville. After going 1966 without a top-ten, Hutchins came back in 1967, had two top ten finishes.
He finished 34th in points. He made four starts in 1968, he made eight starts in 1969, had two second-place finishes, at Dover and Richmond, respectively. Hutchins returned in 1970, had a fifth-place at Richmond, but was soon removed from the ride. LeeRoy Yarbrough drove for Donlavey in one race at Trenton Speedway, but his engine expired several laps into the race. Bill Dennis finished the year with Donlavey. Dennis would run with Donlavey in his first full season the next year, he had ten top-tens, one pole position, finished eighteenth in points. Dennis resigned after that race. Max Berrier, Butch Hartman, Bobby Isaac, David Pearson, Johnny Rutherford and Fred Lorenzen were among those who shared the ride for the rest of the year. Donlavey fielded a second car for the first time in his career, when he fielded the No. 98 at Martinsville for Isaac, who finished 35th as a teammate to Jimmy Hensley, again two races at the National 500 for Richard D. Brown, who finished 41st. In 1973, Donlavey secured his first full-time sponsor.
Dick Brooks began the year with Donlavey, ran part of his season with him. Other drivers included Harry Gant, Charlie Glotzbach, Ray Hendrick, a one-off with Yvon Duhamel, he fielded the 98 for Brooks and Richie Panch. Next season, Dennis returned for three races, before being replaced by multiple drivers. Glotzbach ran eleven races with the most by any driver that year. In 1975, Donlavey decided to run full-time, hired Brooks as driver. Brooks had six top-fives and finished 10th in points. Donlavey fielded a second car, the No. 93, for Kenny Brightbill, Dick May, Earl Ross, Jody Ridley. In 1976, Brooks finished tenth in points again; the No. 93 ran in two races for Buck Baker and Gene Felton, with Donlavey fielding the No. 99 for Dick Trickle at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The next season, Brooks finished sixth in points, with Donlavey fielding the No. 93 for Belgian racer Christine Beckers. She finished 37th. Brooks began 1978 by finishing fifth in two out of the first three races of the season, but despite an eighth-place points finish, Brooks departed the team.
In 1979, Donlavey signed Ricky Rudd to drive the No. 90. Competing in 28 races, Rudd finished 9th in points. Donlavey fielded the No. 77 Sunny King Mercury for Jody Ridley, who had two top-tens in three races. After Rudd left at the end of the season, Ridley signed to drive the 90 for the full season, he had eighteen top-ten finishes, finished seventh in points, was named Rookie of the Year. The next season, he finished fifth in points and won the Mason-Dixon 500, the only points win Donlavey would have during his career. After losing the Truxmore sponsorship, J. D. Stacy sponsored the car in 1982. Brooks returned to the team, where he posted two top-fives and finished 14th in points with sponsorship from Chameleon Sunglasses. After just one top-five in 1984, Brooks departed the team for the final time; the next season, Donlavey signed rookie driver Ken Schrader to pilot the No. 90, with new sponsorship from Ultra Seal. Schrader finished sixteenth in points. In 1986, Red Baron Frozen Pizza, signed as primary sponsor, in 1987, Schrader won one of two qualifying races for the Daytona 500, as well as picking up a pole at Darlington Raceway, finishing tenth in championship points.
At the end of the season, Schrader left, was replaced by Benny Parso
Larry Hedrick Motorsports
Larry Hedrick Motorsports was a NASCAR team. It was owned by businessman Larry Hedrick and always fielded the No. 41 Chevrolet in both the Winston Cup and the Busch Series. The team ran from 1990 until its closure in 2001. LHM made its debut at the 1990 Bud 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Larry Pearson was the driver, qualifying finishing 14th. Pearson ran three more races with the team that season; the two teamed up again in 1991, running a limited schedule with Kellogg's and Jasper Engines & Transmissions sponsoring, but after signing a sponsorship deal for 1992 with Kellogg's Corn Flakes, they parted ways at the end of the season. For 1992, Greg Sacks was hired as the team's first full-time driver. Things started off well, as Sacks put together five top-fifteen finishes as well as a 7th place qualifying effort at the TranSouth 500. Performance never improved and at the urging of team manager Harry Hyde, Sacks was replaced by long-time independent Dave Marcis, who hired Jim Sauter to drive for his racing team while he drove the 41 car.
In a seven-race stretch, Marcis' best finish was 18th at the Southern 500. Sacks returned at the AC Delco 500 for a 33rd-place finish. Hut Stricklin finished out the last two races of the year. In 1993, Manheim Auctions moved back to full-time sponsorship, Phil Parsons was hired to drive. Parsons finished 8th at North Carolina Motor Speedway, but was released in the final part of the year as Dick Trickle took his place, had an outside-pole starting spot at the Slick 50 500 followed it up with a fifth-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After Trickle left at the end of the year, LHM signed 1992 Busch Series champion Joe Nemechek to compete for Rookie of the Year, sponsored by Meineke, for 1994 Nemechek had two consecutive top-five qualifying runs and finished 3rd at Pocono Raceway; when they were unable to clinch the rookie crown, Nemechek left to run his own team, Hedrick signed another Busch Series veteran to compete for Cup rookie honors, Ricky Craven, as well as Kodiak as a sponsor. They had four top-tens, defeating Robert Pressley for Rookie of the year.
Craven was rewarded with a share of ownership in the Hedrick operation, responded with two pole positions and five top-tens in 1996. He ran up near the top of the points standings early in the season, but suffered a horrific crash at the Winston Select 500. Although he survived with no major injuries, his performance slipped after that, many attribute that to a lack of confidence following that wreck. Craven left for Hendrick Motorsports at the end of the 1996 season. Craven was replaced by Steve Grissom to pilot the 41 ride for 1997. Grissom qualified on the outside pole at the season-opening Daytona 500, garnered six top-ten finishes throughout the season; the momentum did not carry over into 1998, Grissom was released after the fall Bristol race. David Green and Rick Wilson shared the driving duties for the balance of the season, with Green getting the nod to drive in 1999. Green struggled, missing two races, finished no higher than 18th; as the season came to a close, Green left for Tyler Jet Motorsports, Trickle returned to the team.
He DNQ'd for all but one of the races he attempted, was replaced by Derrike Cope for three races, until Gary Bradberry finished out the season. With no driver for 2000 and Kodiak leaving the team, Hedrick decided to hire journeyman Rick Mast to drive. After a long search, LHM signed Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce as sponsor; the team struggled at first, but when Mast left for A. J. Foyt Racing, many questions began surrounding the organization, it was soon revealed that Big Daddy's had neglected to pay their sponsorship fees, had instead given Hedrick 11 million shares of stock in the company. Hedrick tried to get a cash deal with New Holland as well as ordering Big Daddy's to pay their money, with neither working out.. During this time, Bradberry returned for a three-race deal, but the team took the rest of the year off because of the sponsorship problems. After no other sponsorship opportunities came up in 2001, Hedrick sold the team. Larry Pearson Greg Sacks Dave Marcis Hut Stricklin Phil Parsons Dick Trickle Joe Nemechek Ricky Craven Steve Grissom David Green Derrike Cope Gary Bradberry Rick Mast Footnotes LHM owner stats
Jim Beam is a brand of bourbon whiskey produced in Clermont, Kentucky, by Beam Suntory, a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings of Osaka, Japan. It is one of the best-selling brands of bourbon in the world. Since 1795, seven generations of the Beam family have been involved in whiskey production for the company that produces the brand, given the name "Jim Beam" in 1933 in honor of James B. Beam, who rebuilt the business after Prohibition ended. Produced by the Beam family and owned by the Fortune Brands holding company, the brand was purchased by Suntory Holdings in 2014. During the late 18th century, members of the Böhm family, who changed the spelling of their surname to "Beam", emigrated from Germany and settled in Kentucky. Johannes "Reginald" Beam was a farmer who began producing whiskey in the style that became known as bourbon. Jacob Beam sold his first barrels of corn whiskey around 1795; the whiskey was first called Old Jake Beam Sour Mash, the distillery was known as Old Tub. David Beam took on his father's responsibilities in 1820 at the age of 18, expanding distribution of the family's bourbon during a time of industrial revolution.
David M. Beam in 1854 moved the distillery to Nelson County to capitalize on the growing network of railroad lines connecting states. James Beauregard Beam managed the family business before and after Prohibition, rebuilding the distillery in 1933 in Clermont, near his Bardstown home; the James B. Beam Distilling Company was founded in 1935 by Harry L. Homel, Oliver Jacobson, Harry Blum, Jeremiah Beam. From this point forward, the bourbon would be called "Jim Beam Bourbon" after James Beauregard Beam, some of the bottle labels bear the statement, "None Genuine Without My Signature" with the signature James B. Beam. In 1945, the company was purchased by a Chicago spirits merchant; the Beam company was purchased by American Brands in 1968. T. Jeremiah Beam started working at the Clear Springs distillery in 1913 becoming the master distiller and overseeing operations at the new Clermont facility. Jeremiah Beam gained full ownership and opened a second distillery near Boston, Kentucky, in 1954. Jeremiah teamed up with childhood friend Jimberlain Joseph Quinn, to expand the enterprise.
Booker Noe, birth name Frederick Booker Noe II, grandson of Jim Beam, was the Master Distiller at the Jim Beam Distillery for more than 40 years, working with Master Distiller Jerry Dalton. In 1987 Booker introduced his own namesake bourbon, Booker's, the company's first uncut, straight-from-the-barrel bourbon, the first of the company's "Small Batch Bourbon Collection". Fred Noe, birth name Frederick Booker Noe III, became the seventh generation Beam family distiller in 2007 and travels for promotional purposes; the Beam family has played a major role in the history of the Heaven Hill Distillery. All of the Master Distillers at Heaven Hill since its founding have been members of the Beam family; the original Master Distiller at Heaven Hill was Jim Beam's first cousin. He was followed by his son, followed by Earl Beam, the son of Jim Beam's brother, Park. Earl Beam was succeeded by the current Heaven Hill Master Distillers, Parker Beam and his son, Craig Beam. In 1987, Jim Beam purchased National Brands, acquiring brands including Old Crow, Bourbon de Luxe, Old Taylor, Old Grand-Dad, Sunny Brook.
Old Taylor was subsequently sold to the Sazerac Company. On August 4, 2003, a fire destroyed a Jim Beam aging warehouse in Kentucky, it held about 19,000 barrels of bourbon. Flames rose more than 100 feet from the burning structure. Burning bourbon set a nearby creek on fire. An estimated 19,000 fish died of the bourbon in a river. For some period of time, Jim Beam was part of the holding company known as Fortune Brands, dismantled in 2011. Other parts of the remaining company were spun off as an IPO on the NYSE on the same day, as Fortune Brands Home & Security, the liquor division of the holding company was renamed Beam, Inc. on October 4, 2011. In January 2014, it was announced that Beam Inc. would be purchased by Suntory Holdings Ltd. a Japanese group of brewers & distillers known for producing Japan's first whiskey. The combined company is known as Beam Suntory. In the history of the brand now known as Jim Beam, there have been seven generations of distillers from the Beam family. Retired Master Distiller Jerry Dalton was the first non-Beam to be Master Distiller at the company, his successor was a member of the family.
Several varieties bearing the Jim Beam name are available. Straight bourbon whiskey Jim Beam Original – aged 4 years in new charred oak barrels, 80 proof, the flagship whiskey Jim Beam Black – "extra aged".
South Boston Speedway
South Boston Speedway or "SoBo" is a short track located just outside South Boston, Virginia, U. S. A.. SoBo is located 60 miles east of another area familiar to most NASCAR fans, Martinsville, it is owned by Mattco, the Mattioli family trust that owns Pocono Raceway, with longtime general manager Cathy Rice operating the track. NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series has not raced at the track since 1971. After the NASCAR Busch Series left the schedule, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competed at SoBo for a couple years; the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and Whelen Southern Modified Tour now hold events here, SoBo continues to play a part in the NASCAR family hosting Whelen All-American Series late model and CARS X1-R ProCup events. Some of the better known graduates of South Boston's Saturday night weekly events include Jeff Burton, Ward Burton, Elliott Sadler, Stacy Compton, the Bodine brothers. Danville, Virginia driver Wendell Scott, the first African-American driver to compete at NASCAR's highest level raced in Modified Division events here.
What is now the Monster Energy Cup Series last ran here in 1971, what is now the NASCAR Xfinity Series made this a regular stop until it left the schedule after the 2000 race. The Craftsman Truck Series was on the schedule as late as 2003. For a time, the track was called "Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway", after the brand of barbecue sauce that had purchased the naming rights. Track record – Mike Ewanitsko NASCAR WHELEN Modified Race record – Todd Bodine, 70.785 mph Most wins – David Blankenship and Barry Beggarly List of NASCAR race tracks Winston Racing Series Barry Beggarly South Boston Speedway Official Site NASCAR Grand National/Winston Cup and Busch Series winners list
Chief executive officer
The chief executive officer or just chief executive, is the most senior corporate, executive, or administrative officer in charge of managing an organization – an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution. CEOs lead a range of organizations, including public and private corporations, non-profit organizations and some government organizations; the CEO of a corporation or company reports to the board of directors and is charged with maximizing the value of the entity, which may include maximizing the share price, market share, revenues or another element. In the non-profit and government sector, CEOs aim at achieving outcomes related to the organization's mission, such as reducing poverty, increasing literacy, etc. In the early 21st century, top executives had technical degrees in science, engineering or law; the responsibility of an organization's CEO are set by the organization's board of directors or other authority, depending on the organization's legal structure.
They can be far-reaching or quite limited and are enshrined in a formal delegation of authority. Responsibilities include being a decision maker on strategy and other key policy issues, leader and executor; the communicator role can involve speaking to the press and the rest of the outside world, as well as to the organization's management and employees. As a leader of the company, the CEO or MD advises the board of directors, motivates employees, drives change within the organization; as a manager, the CEO/MD presides over the organization's day-to-day operations. The term refers to the person who makes all the key decisions regarding the company, which includes all sectors and fields of the business, including operations, business development, human resources, etc; the CEO of a company is not the owner of the company. In some countries, there is a dual board system with two separate boards, one executive board for the day-to-day business and one supervisory board for control purposes. In these countries, the CEO presides over the executive board and the chairman presides over the supervisory board, these two roles will always be held by different people.
This ensures a distinction between management by the executive board and governance by the supervisory board. This allows for clear lines of authority; the aim is to prevent a conflict of interest and too much power being concentrated in the hands of one person. In the United States, the board of directors is equivalent to the supervisory board, while the executive board may be known as the executive committee. In the United States, in business, the executive officers are the top officers of a corporation, the chief executive officer being the best-known type; the definition varies. In the case of a sole proprietorship, an executive officer is the sole proprietor. In the case of a partnership, an executive officer is a managing partner, senior partner, or administrative partner. In the case of a limited liability company, executive officer is any manager, or officer. A CEO has several subordinate executives, each of whom has specific functional responsibilities referred to as senior executives, executive officers or corporate officers.
Subordinate executives are given different titles in different organizations, but one common category of subordinate executive, if the CEO is the president, is the vice-president. An organization may have more than one vice-president, each tasked with a different area of responsibility; some organizations have subordinate executive officers who have the word chief in their job title, such as chief operating officer, chief financial officer and chief technology officer. The public relations-focused position of chief reputation officer is sometimes included as one such subordinate executive officer, but, as suggested by Anthony Johndrow, CEO of Reputation Economy Advisors, it can be seen as "simply another way to add emphasis to the role of a modern-day CEO – where they are both the external face of, the driving force behind, an organisation culture". In the US, the term chief executive officer is used in business, whereas the term executive director is used in the not-for-profit sector; these terms are mutually exclusive and refer to distinct legal duties and responsibilities.
Implicit in the use of these titles, is that the public not be misled and the general standard regarding their use be applied. In the UK, chief executive and chief executive officer are used in both business and the charitable sector; as of 2013, the use of the term director for senior charity staff is deprecated to avoid confusion with the legal duties and responsibilities associated with being a charity director or trustee, which are non-executive roles. In the United Kingdom, the term director is used instead of chief officer". Business publicists since the days of Edward Bernays and his client John D. Rockefeller and more the corporate publicists for Henry Ford, promoted the concept of the "celebrity CEO". Business journalists have adopted this approach, which assumes that the corporate achievements in the arena of manufacturing, wer
The IndyCar Series known as the NTT IndyCar Series under sponsorship, is the premier level of open-wheel racing in North America. Its parent company began in 1996 as the Indy Racing League, created by Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony George as a competitor to CART. In 2008, the IndyCar Series merged with the Champ Car World Series; the series is self-sanctioned by IndyCar. The series' premier event is the Indianapolis 500. Due to the legal settlement with CART, the Indy Racing League was unable to utilize the name IndyCar until the beginning of the 2003 season. For 1996–1997, the series was referred to as the Indy Racing League, with no genre designation. For 1998–1999, the series garnered its first title sponsor, was advertised as the Pep Boys Indy Racing League; the contract was not renewed after the second year. In 2000, the series sold its naming rights to Internet search engine Northern Light for five seasons, the series was named the Indy Racing Northern Light Series. After only two seasons, the sponsorship agreement ended when Northern Light reevaluated its business plan and ended all sponsorships.
The league reverted with no title sponsor. The IndyCar Series name was adopted beginning in 2003, as the series was now entitled to use it. In 2006, IndyCar forged an alliance with Simmons-Abramson Marketing, promising to be "actively engaged in the league's marketing, public relations, sponsorship and branding efforts—from its IndyCar Series to the venerable Indianapolis 500". Simmons co-authored the new IndyCar theme song, "I Am Indy". For the 2008 season, DirecTV served as a presenting sponsor, although this deal only lasted one year due to objections by the series' new cable broadcaster Versus, as it was owned by competitor Comcast. Izod was announced as the series title sponsor beginning on November 5, 2009. Exact financial terms were not disclosed but the deal was reported to be worth at least $10 million per year for 5 years, but ran only 4 of the announced 5 seasons, as Izod ended its sponsorship after the 2013 season. In 2014, Verizon Communications became title sponsor of the series through 2018.
Verizon declined to renew the deal. In January 2019, it was announced that Japanese communications company NTT would become title sponsor and official technology partner of the IndyCar Series, its U. S. subsidiary NTT Data has been a sponsor of Chip Ganassi Racing since 2013. Since the series inception, IndyCar Series events have been broadcast in the United States on several networks, including ABC, CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports Networks, TNN. Beginning in 2009, Versus began a 10-year deal to broadcast 13 IndyCar races per season, whereas the remaining races, including the Indianapolis 500, would remain on ABC through 2018; as of the 2018 season, ABC aired 5 races per-season, with NBCSN or other NBCUniversal networks airing the remainder of the schedule. On March 21, 2018, it was announced that NBC Sports would become the sole U. S. rightsholder under a new three-year contract. NBCSN will continue as the primary broadcast outlet for most races, overflow content will be available through its subscription service NBC Sports Gold.
Eight races per-season will be televised by NBC—including the Indianapolis 500, marking the first time in 54 years that the race will not be televised by ABC. In the United Kingdom, since the launch of BT Sport in August 2013 races are shown on one of the BT branded channels or ESPN. Previous to August 2013, the IndyCar Series races were broadcasts on the Sky Sports family of networks, with the viewing figures of the IndyCar races in the UK outnumbering those of NASCAR races; the IndyCar Series had highlights of all the races on the channel Five British terrestrial channel and Five USA, but has since been discontinued since the 2009 season. In Portugal, all of the IndyCar Series are broadcast on Sport TV. In February 2013, Sportsnet announced that it would become the official Canadian broadcaster of the IndyCar Series beginning in the 2013 season in a five-year deal with the series; the new contract will include broadcasts on the Sportsnet regional networks, Sportsnet One, City, along with mobile coverage and French rights sub-licensed to TVA Sports.
Additionally, Sportsnet would originate coverage from the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Indianapolis 500, Honda Indy Toronto with Bill Adam, Todd Lewis, Rob Faulds. Canadian driver Paul Tracy joined Sportsnet as an analyst. Rede Bandeirantes and DAZN serve as the Brazilian broadcast partners in that country since 1986 and 2019, respectively. Grupo Bandeirantes sports channel BandSports show live races and race highlights. ESPN has been the international broadcast partner of IndyCar Series in Latin America. Eurosport has been the international broadcast partner of IndyCar in most of Europe. In the late 2000s, the official website streamed online all races and practice sessions unrestricted; that service is now limited in the United States to television subscribers of the respective television network broadcasters. The IndyCar Series is not an open formula motor sport archetype. A spec-series, the league mandates chassis and engine manufacturers which teams must use each season; the league mandates horsepower level, aerodynamic configuration, maximum engine speed to which all entrants must adhere.
The league mandates direct control over all drivers, with an designated race boss in race con