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Indy Racing League LLC

4565 W. 16Th Street

Indianapolis, Indiana 46222

United States

Company Description

The Indy Racing League was formed in 1994 to preserve the heritage and excitement of the Indianapolis 500 in U.S. open-wheel racing. The Indy Racing League is the sanctioning body of the IndyCar Series, the premier open-wheel racing series in the United S ... more

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Employment History

President of Competition and Operations

Indy Racing League LLC

Vice President of Operations

Indy Racing League LLC


political science

University of Indianapolis

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Brian Barnhart returns to a ... [cached]

Brian Barnhart returns to a more visible role as IndyCar's race director. He was the series' chief steward from 1997-2011 but was replaced after making several contentious calls.

Indy Speedway Staff [cached]

Brian Barnhart made IRL President and Chief Operating Officer of the League (10/10/04) - Barnhart has served as senior vice president of racing operations for the IRL since September 2002 after two years as vice president of racing operations. He joined the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1994, becoming the third track superintendent in the Speedway's history.

For the previous 12 years, Barnhart worked in a variety of positions for Galles Racing, Penske Racing and Patrick Racing, working with legendary drivers A.J. Foyt and Emerson Fittipaldi.
Barnhart was also on Al Unser Jr.'s two Indy 500-winning teams.
Ungar was the IRL's No. 3 official behind Tony George, the CEO, and Brian Barnhart, the president.
But tension began to mount last year when George promoted Barnhart, the senior vice president of operations, over Ungar.

"We had the opportunity to conduct ... [cached]

"We had the opportunity to conduct a test with Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske at Vegas last November and our cars performed very well at this facility," said Brian Barnhart, president of competition and operations for INDYCAR.

e-Tracks: News | 2002 | Taking the sting out of crashing [cached]

Brian Barnhart

A total of 4,240 feet of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's permanent outside wall have been covered with the energy-absorbing barrier. Each turn of the speedway has 1,060 feet of barrier and another 60 feet of transition element approaching the actual energy-absorbing barrier (see diagram above).
"The goal of this wall is to reduce the forces seen on the car to a range that lessens the likelihood of the driver being injured," said Brian Barnhart, vice president of operations for the Indy Racing League.

2009 Indycar IRL Team Driver Photos [cached]

Brian Barnhart President of the competition and operations divisions of the IRL

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