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Racing News: Evernham, Kauffman Acquire IROC Brand, IndyCar Inks Deal With iRacing

By SEMA News Editors

indycar iracing logosiRacing, IndyCar Sign Multiyear License Agreement

iRacing and IndyCar have reached a multiyear licensing agreement reuniting the two brands.

The deal also includes the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the return of the iRacing Indianapolis 500 to the platform's special events calendar, the rebranding of IndyCar events on iRacing, access to series content for private events and leagues and more.

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Evernham, Kauffman Reviving IROC Brand

IROC Holdings, a Mooresville, North Carolina-based joint venture established by NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Ray Evernham and former NASCAR Cup Series team owner Rob Kauffman, has acquired the rights to the International Race of Champions (IROC) brand.

Held annually from 1973 to 2006, the IROC series brought together the top drivers from all forms of motorsports to compete against one another on historic tracks.

The joint venture was created to host an IROC racing event in 2024 with historic IROC cars while exploring future opportunities, according to the statement announcing the acquisition.

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Chris Ward Named Historic Sportscar Racing President

Chris WardChris Ward has been named president of Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR), taking over leadership of the IMSA-owned vintage and historic sports car racing sanctioning body from David Hinton.

Ward most recently served as head of motorsport for Lamborghini North America from 2014 to 2023, where he oversaw day-to-day operations of the IMSA-sanctioned Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Series, including sanctioning body coordination, team and customer liaison and acquisition, parts supply chain management and logistics and hospitality operations.

Hinton served as HSR president for the last 11 years after acquiring majority ownership of the organization in 2012 in partnership with the late George Tuma. IMSA acquired the series in 2022.

The former HSR president will also remain on the board of directors for HSR and continue to operate his historic racing team, Heritage Motorsports, out of Clearwater, Florida.

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