GRAND-AM drops in on Atlanta Braves game

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With GRAND-AM making its inaugural visit to Road Atlanta this weekend, the series got some nice promotion Tuesday night at Turner Field, where driver Dane Cameron took a parade lap around the park in his Daytona Prototype before the seventh inning of the Atlanta Braves-Kansas City Royals game.

“It was really neat and must have made for some awesome photos,” said Cameron, a resident of Metro Atlanta and co-driver of the No. 42 Team Sahlen machine with Wayne Nonnamaker. “It was pretty wild being in front of the gate waiting to go on the field, I’ve never been that close on a Major League Baseball field like that before. Just having the car sitting there waiting to go out was very special, that doesn’t happen every day.”

GRAND-AM’s event on the 2.5-mile road course will also be its last before it merges with the American Le Mans Series to become United SportsCar Racing in 2014. Cameron and Nonnamaker currently sit eighth in the Rolex Sports Car Series standings.

Defending winner Takuma Sato to grace front of 2018 Indy 500 tickets

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has unveiled what the ticket for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 will look like.

The ticket features blue and red foil stamped with a sculptural embossing of last year’s 500 winner, Takuma Sato, in victory lane, holding the ceremonial winner’s bottle of milk. Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Greatest Spectacle In Racing, driving for Andretti Autosport.

The ticket was revealed Thursday during a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse that featured Sato, now with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, as well as Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles, IMS President J. Douglas Boles and Hulman Motorsports Senior Vice President of Events Allison Melangton.

The Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will be held Sunday, May 27 at IMS.

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