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NOLA Motorsports Park announces plans for IndyCar Race

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

AVONDALE – NOLA Motorsports Park owner Laney Chouest recently announced that INDYCAR is developing plans for a Verizon IndyCar Series race to be held in Jefferson Parish.

The race will be known as the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana at Nola Motorsports Park and would be organized by Andretti Sports Marketing.

The internationally televised event would be one of the races in the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship, which features the drivers and cars of the Indianapolis 500-mile race.

NOLA Motorsports Park estimates that the race and festival style event has the potential to attract 80,000 spectators over the course of the three-day event.

Organizers estimate the event would produce more than $100 million in direct economic impact over at least three years.

The state, upon approval by the Legislature, will commit a one-time amount of $4.5 million for NOLA Motorsports Park to be used for facility and track improvements.