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Honda Indy Grand Prix Sets Attendance Record

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  A new record was set at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama this weekend.  It was the highest attendance since the race started in 2010.

  Officials announced that 57,963 came out Sunday to watch Sunday's race.

  The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama brought 83,564 fans to Barber Motorsports Park for the three-day race weekend.  That is the second highest overall attendance since the start of the event in 2010.

"We are pleasantly surprised by today's attendance record," stated Gene Hallman, President and CEO of ZOOM Motorsports, the exclusive event promoter of Barber Motorsports Park. "Great weather and the anticipation of great racing brought the fans out in record numbers. ZOOM Motorsports continues to be pleased with how the IndyCar fanbase continues to grow in Alabama."

  The extension of the IndyCar contract was also announced today.  The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama will be back to Barber Motorsports Park for three more years, through 2016.

 

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