MARCH 13, 2002
Indianapolis sells its Pagoda
THE famed Indianapolis Pagoda is to become known as The Bombardier Pagoda, in a naming deal with the Canadian executive jet constructor Bombardier. As part of the deal Bombardier will help to fund the Indy Racing League this year.
Bombardier, the owner of Learjet, has a strong customer base in motor racing circles and is also sponsor of the Kelley Racing team in IRL.
The 160-foot-high Pagoda on the track's straight opened in 2000 as part of the upgrade which the facility underwent prior to the arrival of Formula 1 racing but the tradition of a pagoda at the Speedway dates back to 1913.
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