Kligerman, Whitt to drive for expanded Swan Racing in 2014

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Swan Racing will expand to a two-car Sprint Cup program for next year with drivers Parker Kligerman and Cole Whitt in their Toyota Camrys.

Kligerman and Whitt were among several drivers that took a turn in Swan’s No. 30 car this season after David Stremme departed following a 25-race run. Whitt competed in seven races with a top finish of 27th at Dover in September, while Kligerman had two races and scored a top finish of 18th at Texas in November.

“The team is expecting steady improvement and we are in good position to deliver,” said Kligerman, who competed full-time this past season in the Nationwide Series and finished ninth in the standings. “Personally, I am looking forward to working with Cole as a teammate and as a competitor for Rookie of the Year honors.”

“I am really impressed by how everything is coming together for Swan Racing,” Whitt said. “This is the place to be and we are going to truly take the next step in 2014. Parker and I will learn a lot from each other next year while racing hard every lap of every race. I’m ready to get started.”

In the same team release, Swan general manager Bray Pemberton said that matters such as car numbers, the hiring of crew chiefs, and new sponsors will be determined in the coming weeks.

To accommodate the growing franchise, Swan is prepping to move into a new 25,000-square-foot shop in Statesville, North Carolina.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway unveils logo for 2019 Indy 500

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The 102nd Running of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are already thinking about next year’s Indy 500.

Speedway officials on Friday unveiled the logo for the 103rd running of the 500 next year, which will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

According to a Speedway media release, “The logo for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 includes bold, dynamic features that will form the core of future logos for ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’”

 

In addition, the new logo, according to the release, “is athletic, prestigious and confident and includes a rich navy blue that contrasts with gold, the color of the iconic Wing and Wheel logo of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“A row of red bricks race upward and forward, referencing the bricks that formed the track’s surface for decades and remain present today in the famous Yard of Bricks at the start-finish line.”

The logo will serve as part of a new branding system that will feature it as part of future logo designs, as well.

“This new logo system is an exciting step forward for the identity of the Indianapolis 500,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “The 103rd Indianapolis 500 logo, created within this system, salutes the traditions and legacy of the race while looking ahead to its bright future.”

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