Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix at Barber Motorsports Park locked in till 2027

Children's of Alabama

The Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix will be back at the Barber Motorsports Park for years to come.

5 Year Agreement

Before the NTT INDYCAR SERIES race at Barber Motorsports Park began on Sunday afternoon, INDYCAR and ZOOM Motorsports announced they have agreed to a multiyear extension of the annual event through 2027.

The extension coincides with a new agreement with the entitlement partners of the race, Medical Properties Trust and Children’s of Alabama.

“We are pleased the NTT INDYCAR SERIES will return to Barber Motorsports Park for years to come,” Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles said. “For the last 13 years, Barber has been an ideal host and the perfect Southeastern venue to showcase INDYCAR’s bold and brash personality and compelling action.”

Augusta of Racing

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Since 2010, Barber Motorsports Park has hosted this premier event on the NTT INDYCAR SERIES calendar and is one of the longest running races on the series’ schedule. Barber Motorsports Park is known as the “Augusta of Racing,” a favorite among fans and drivers alike. 

“It has been an honor to host this race since 2010 at the world-renowned Barber Motorsports Park,” said Gene Hallman, CEO of ZOOM Motorsports. “The event has become a cornerstone of the Birmingham community, drawing fans from all over the world. We are excited for the future of this event and what it means to Children’s of Alabama.”

Raising Funds for Children’s of Alabama

 This extension allows the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix to continue its mission of raising funds for one of the busiest pediatric hospitals in the country, representing a first-of-its-kind philanthropic opportunity for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.  

Watch McLaughlin Win

29-year-old New Zealander Scott McLaughlin won this year’s Children’s of Alabama Grand Prix  edging out Romain Grosjean and Will Power.

Here are video highlights from the race.

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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