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2013 MAVTV 500 :: IZOD IndyCar Series Championships

 

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY IN FONTANA, CA

Saturday, October 19, 2013 on NBC Sports

 
MAVTV 500 & IndyCar Championships Race Coverage on AmericaJR.com

'Fuzzy's Triple Crown' Trophy Unveiled; MAVTV 500 included in Quest for $1 Million

Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka unveiled the “Fuzzy’s Triple Crown” Trophy today in a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And then the attendees heard about the importance of the “Fuzzy’s Triple Crown” – which includes a stop at Auto Club Speedway in October. Last December, Fuzzy’s was named the major sponsor for the 2013 “Triple Crown“ in the IZOD IndyCar Series featuring the Indianapolis 500 (May 26), Pocono IndyCar 400 (July 7) and the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championship race at Auto Club Speedway (October 19).

Crown of Karting Event to be Held in FanZone during MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships

Auto Club Speedway officials announced that the first annual PRD Pan-American Crown of Karting event will be added to the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships scheduled at Auto Club Speedway, October 18-19. Race fans attending the MAVTV 500 weekend can also watch the inaugural PRD Pan-American Crown of Karting event as the track will weave its way into the Auto Club Speedway FanZone area. Approximately six tenths of a mile long, this track will be constructed exclusively for the PRD Pan-American Crown go-karting event.

Slater's 50/50 Burgers by Design teams up with Lefty's Reading Challenge

Auto Club Speedway and Slater’s 50/50 Burgers by Design are grilling up a partnership that race fans will surely enjoy! The delicious fun starts with Auto Club Speedway’s 48 Hour Ticket Special. For every MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships ticket purchased between Sept.18-20 race fans will receive a $10 Slater’s 50/50 Meal Pass (good at all Slater’s 50/50 locations: Anaheim Hills, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga and San Diego). During Lefty’s Track Day on Thursday, Oct. 3, Slater's 50/50 Burgers by Design will be onsite grilling samples of their signature 50/50 burgers...

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series season finale at Auto Club Speedway during IndyCar weekend

Automobili Lamborghini and Auto Club Speedway officials announced that the single marque racing series, the North American Lamborghini Super Trofeo, will be part of the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships Weekend at Auto Club Speedway in October. The North American series, sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association [IMSA] will take to the pavement on Oct. 20-21. It will be the season finale for the 'the ultimate single-make series,' featuring the 570 hp, V10, permanent four-wheel drive Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo.

Unique "Speed Trap Zone" to debut at Auto Club Speedway

Crave more trackside hospitality with a twist? Welcome the new Speed Trap Zone to Auto Club Speedway. On the heels of the unveiling of last year’s Fuzzy’s Pit Box Lounge – which includes the industry’s first and only Victory Lane Bar Slide – Speedway officials announced the creation of the Speed Trap Zone, a one-of-a-kind hospitality area in Turn 1 which will consist of upgraded RV parking and fan amenities including a digital screen, visible from every grandstand seat, which will track drivers speed on the fastest part of the track.

MAVTV 500: IZOD IndyCar & Firestone Indy Lights Driver Appearances

AmericaJR.com has compiled the list of IZOD IndyCar driver appearances for this weekend's MAVTV500 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. E.J. Viso will hold a meet-and-greet at the Neiman Marcus store in Woodland Hills while Marco Andretti will appear at the Albertson's in Rancho Cucamonga. Zach Veach, Josef Newgarden, Ryan Hunter-Reay, E.J. Viso, Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe, Charlie Kimball and Ed Carpenter will all hold meet-and-greets at the Auto Club Speedway. A Firestone Indy Lights autograph session will take place on Friday at the race track as well.

IndyCar title-deciding race stats: What and when to watch the MAVTV 500

The IZOD IndyCar Series championship duel between Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon and Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves will be played out Oct. 19 in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. It's the eighth consecutive year that the IZOD IndyCar Series championship will be decided in the final race, and it's the sixth year in a row that a driver from Team Penske will compete for the title. The team last earned the series title in 2006 with Sam Hornish Jr. A Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver – either Dixon or Dario Franchitti -- has claimed the championship four of the past five years.

Will Power wins the MAVTV 500; Scott Dixon named 2013 IndyCar champion By Jason Rzucidlo

It was a thrilling finish that kept fans on the edge of the seat for the MAVTV 500. The cars went triple wide several times near the end of the race. When it was all said and done, Will Power took the checkered flag at the season-ending IndyCar series race. Therefore, Scott Dixon was named the IndyCar champion for 2013 surpassing Helio Castroneves by just 27 points. "It was very satisfying, I was so determined to win," Power told the media at a post-race press conference.

PHOTOS: 2013 MAVTV 500 Pre-Race Ceremony, Race and Victory Lane

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. for the IZOD IndyCar series MAVTV 500 race on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Look for photos of the pre-race ceremonies, driver introductions, the race itself, cars in the pit lane, cars in the garage, victory lane celebrations and the press conference thereafter. You'll see Will Power as he talks about his big victory and Scott Dixon as he talks about winning the IndyCar championship.

WATCH: Post-race press conference with IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon and Team Owner Chip Ganassi

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from the infield of the Auto Club Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The season-ending IZOD IndyCar series race, the MAVTV 500, took place on the 2-mile oval. The race began at about 6 p.m. and lasted over three hours. In this video, watch for remarks from IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon, his team owner Chip Ganassi and team managing director Mike Hull. Dixon finished fifth in the MAVTV 500 and ended up ahead of Helio Castroneves by 27 points in the final driver points standings.

WATCH: Post-race press conference with MAVTV 500 Winner Will Power

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from the infield of the Auto Club Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The season-ending IZOD IndyCar series race, the MAVTV 500, took place on the 2-mile oval. The race began at about 6 p.m. and lasted over three hours. In this video, watch for remarks from MAVTV 500 Winner Will Power. He led 103 laps during the race and was the leader six times. Power finished fourth in the final driver points standings. He won a bonus award of $35,000 following the race.

WATCH: Post-race press conference with Jim Campbell of Chevrolet Motorsports

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from the infield of the Auto Club Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The season-ending IZOD IndyCar series race, the MAVTV 500, took place on the 2-mile oval. The race began at about 6 p.m. and lasted over three hours. In this video, watch for remarks from Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President of Performance and Motorsports for Chevrolet. Detroit-based Chevrolet won the IndyCar manufacturer title for 2013. It won seven of the first 10 races while rival Honda won six of the last eight races. Chevrolet captured the first four positions in the MAVTV 500 yesterday.

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