IndyCar Series bans political branding on cars for Indianapolis 500

Political branding on the cars racing in the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 has been banned by the IndyCar Series.

The move comes after at least one request made to an entry in Sunday’s race that would have promoted former President Donald Trump and independent hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr., according to a report.

“IndyCar does not approve sponsorships associated with elected officials, candidates for political office or political action committees,” an IndyCar spokesperson cited in the report said.

Who requested the branding and what team received the request have not been confirmed.

Widely recognized as the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” over 330,000 people attended the 2023 running of the Indy 500, and it drew an average of 4.94 million viewers.

This year’s race is anticipated to draw
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