Generally we don’t hear a lot about the Indy 500 in November, except maybe to discuss the holiday event, Lights at the Brickyard, but there’s a huge story in national news this morning and we couldn’t ignore it.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been owned by the same family for 74 years but today at 11 a.m., the Hulman family will announce the sale of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The IndyCar series and other subsidiaries to the Penske Corporation. The Penske team is no stranger to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, they’ve won 18 different Indy 500 races, the most wins in the history of all of the Indianapolis 500.

In recent years, we’ve shared some of our favorite ways to get families and kids involved in the Indy 500, plus answered the questions about the best tips and tricks for taking your kids to the Indy 500, and we hope that with the change of leadership, we might see even more imagination come to play when it comes to creating spaces and events for families and children to engage with the racing community and grow the next generation of drivers and fans!

Stay tuned, because we’ll be on top of any of any developments in the coming months and years with regards to IndyCar and families with children.