IndyCar files lawsuit against Brazil race promoters

Chris Graythen

IndyCar hopes to regain a seven-figure sanctioning fee via a lawsuit against the promoters of the Soa Paulo Indy 300.

The IndyCar Series has filed a lawsuit against Radio e Televisao Bandeirantes Ltda. -- the promoters of the Sao Paulo Indy 300 event.

The story was first reported by The Indianapolis Business Journal and later referenced in a story that appeared in NBC Motorsports Talk. The Business Journal story is behind a paywall but the lede does mention that the Indy Racing League (the entity's legal name) is looking to recover a seven-figure sanctioning fee that was due last summer.

IndyCar filed the lawsuit against Grupo Bandeirantes on Dec. 12 in the Indiana Southern District Court for a breach of contract.

From the Motorsports Talk story:

Attorneys from law firm Ice Miller LLP have been listed to represent IndyCar in the case, which has one William T. Lawrence named as the judge.

The Sao Paulo Indy 300 ran from 2010 to 2013, but did not make the 2014 IndyCar Series schedule upon release in mid-October. At the time, Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles noted that the Sao Paulo event could still happen. But that hope, you would think, is probably long gone now.

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