United States Grand Prix tickets now on sale

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Three-day passes for the 2014 Formula One United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas are now on sale.

Single-day passes for the Oct. 31-Nov. 2 event will go on sale later this summer.

Prices for the three-day passes start at $169 and include tickets for Friday’s practice sessions, Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions, and Sunday’s Grand Prix main event.

They can be purchased online at CircuitOfTheAmericas.com and Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Here’s how the three-day pass prices breakdown:

  • General Admission – $169
  • Reserved Grandstand Bleachers (Turns 3, 4, 5, 9, and 11) – $299
  • Reserved Grandstand Bleachers (Turn 12) – $499
  • Reserved Premium Seats (Main Grandstand Lower, East, and West, Turns 1 and 15) – $550 to $675
  • Reserved Premium Seats (Main Grandstand Mezzanine or Club Level) – $1,000 to $1,200

COTA also has a hotel booking site available for fans that want to make their travel plans early at CircuitOfTheAmericas.com/BookARoom.

“We look forward to welcoming Formula 1 fans from around the world back to Austin, Texas, for another incredible weekend of world-class racing and entertainment served up Texas-style,” said COTA president/CEO Jason Dial in a statement. “Just two races into the new season, and we’re already seeing the significant impact the new car designs and engines are having on the competition.

“You really can’t take anything for granted this season. That means the F1 USGP will be another must-attend race for diehard fans, eager to see how the new cars take to our demanding track in Austin.”

In addition to the on-track action, fans will be surrounded by myriad entertainment opportunities – both on the COTA grounds (autograph sessions, enhanced fan hospitality, and a post-race track invasion and concert at the nearby Austin360 Amphitheater) and in downtown Austin, with the sprawling Austin Fan Fest street party.

“The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix is one of the biggest sports parties of the year, and we’re eager to show our members and guests another fantastic time this fall,” Dial added.

Your heart will start racing with IndyCar’s new “The Future Starts Now” video

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One of the biggest challenges for any motorsport series — whether it’s NASCAR, NHRA, IndyCar, Formula One and so many others — is to find ways to attract new fans.

That’s particularly important when attempting to lure young fans, especially the much-coveted millennials (born after 1981) and teenagers.

As all series prepare for the upcoming 2018 racing season, kudos have to be given to IndyCar for its new “The Future Starts Now” video, which debuted Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit.

Even if it’s five degrees below zero where you’re at, one look at this video and you’ll likely not only start warming up a bit, we bet you’ll start getting even more excited for the start of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, which begins March 11 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Check out the new video above and watch if it doesn’t get your heart racing real quick: