A long staple on the American Open Wheel Racing calendar will continue on into 2014, as the Milwaukee Mile and Andretti Sports Marketing announced today.
“Racing at the Milwaukee Mile, the world’s longest running race track, is always exciting. We’re thrilled to announce the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest, a new title sponsor and a new date to continue the tradition of IndyCar racing at the Mile,” said Kevin Healy, Managing Director for Andretti Sports Marketing. “We appreciate the leadership of Diane Hendricks and ABC Supply Co, Inc. has provided to ensure that an international motorsports event remains in Wisconsin.”
The 2014 and 2015 edition of the race has been moved to August and has signed on longtime AJ Foyt Racing sponsor ABC Supply Company as a title sponsor. ABC Supply Company sponsored the race from 2005-2009.
“We’re very excited to sponsor the race in our home state of Wisconsin at the historic Milwaukee Mile,” said Diane Hendricks, ABC Supply Founder and Chairman of the Board. “We have a large number of associates and customers in the Wisconsin area and are happy for the opportunity to support the oldest and longest operating motor speedway in the world. As a sponsor of A.J. Foyt Racing for almost 10 years, we’re thrilled to play a small part in open-wheel racing in Wisconsin.”
The race was revived in 2012 by Andretti Sports Marketing after the race returned with a lackluster promoter in 2011 and the 2010 running of the race was cancelled due to non payment of sanctioning fees.
Tickets go on sale for the race on November 13th.
The remained of the 2014 IndyCar schedule will be revealed tomorrow on the NBC Sports Network at 8pm E.T. during a championship preview show and will feature Hulman & Co CEO Mark Miles, NBC Sports’ Robin Miller, Leigh Diffey and Kevin Lee.