IndyCar, IMS urge firm stand against racism, prejudice

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IndyCar, IMS urge firm stand against racism, prejudice

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IndyCar, IMS urge firm stand against racism, prejudice

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The NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have joined the chorus of sporting leagues and racing series by releasing a statement in reaction to the murder of George Floyd on May 25 in Minnesota:

“IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are deeply saddened by the tragic events and violence that have taken place in our country over recent weeks. Our hearts break for everyone that has been affected, most especially the family and friends of George Floyd.

“As a country, there is much work to be done. And in our industry, there is more progress to be made in breaking down barriers and contributing toward a more inclusive and compassionate society. Now is the time to listen, learn, reflect and stand firmly but peacefully against racism and prejudice.

“It is our most sincere hope that out of this difficult and sad time comes new and stronger resolve to make positive change and build lasting bridges, both in our sports world and across our nation.”

The statement adds to similar comments published by NASCAR and Formula 1.

A number of IndyCar drivers have taken to social media to express solidarity for the movement:

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