A decade ago, I took a spin around the Milwaukee Mile in a special two-seat IndyCar. I did it again this morning, and it was even better.
To help get you excited for the big racing weekend, we have the chance of a lifetime for you and five more reasons that you shouldn't miss IndyFest this weekend.
Milwaukee has a lot of spectator sports for a city its size, but that doesn't mean things couldn't be better. Here are five sports events that would add a lot to the landscape.
The Wisconsin State Fair's Main Stage lineup this summer features some of the biggest names the celebration has wrangled up in recent note. And the biggest of the bunch - or at least certainly the most unusual - is tightrope artist extraordinaire Nik Wallenda. OnMilwaukee.com got a chance to talk one-on-one with the stuntman about preparing for another life-threatening performance and being in a highwire family dynasty that shows no sign of stopping.
Tickets are now on sale for the ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest, which will be held July 11-12 at the Milwaukee Mile at Wisconsin State Fair.
Most remember that the Green Bay Packers used to play some of their home games in Milwaukee, but did you know that this tradition went on for over 60 years and was played at four different locations? In fact, the threat of moving the team to Milwaukee permanently was the impetus for the construction of Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Its one of the reasons why tonight's game against the Minnesota Vikings is a "gold game" for Milwaukee season ticket holders.
IndyCar's best drivers, including Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay return to the Milwaukee Mile this weekend for Milwaukee IndyFest at the State Fair Park.
Andretti Sports Marketing is putting on Milwaukee IndyFest this weekend at the Milwaukee Mile, but the drivers are what makes a race - and they love racing in this city.
In advance of this weekend's festivities at Wisconsin State Fair Park, Milwaukee IndyFest is hosting a free street party in the parking lot adjacent from the Hilton Milwaukee Hotel, between 4th and 5th streets on Wisconsin Ave.
Starting Monday, race fans who purchase a reserved seat for Saturday's Milwaukee IndyFest event will also receive a July 4 ticket for the 45th annual Milwaukee Summerfest, the world's largest musical festival, held at Henry Maier Festival Park at the BMO Harris Pavilion, as limited supplies last.
Andretti Autosport owner and Auto Racing Hall of Famer Michael Andretti was in town recently for car testing in advance of Milwaukee IndyFest at the famed Milwaukee Mile on June 15-16. Andretti spent some time with OnMilwaukee.com to talk about his history at the Mile, the new IndyFest model and IndyCar reaching the masses.
Five-time IndyCar winner Ryan Hunter-Reay reminisced a bit about his historic win at the Milwaukee Mile in 2004, professed his affection for the city and revealed his go-to spots in this edition of Milwaukee Talks.
Milwaukee IndyFest, in conjunction with announcing RC Cola as the official soft drink of the two day festival on June 15-16, have put a limited number of VIP pit passes on sale.
Pole winner Dario Franchitti moved into a tie atop the IZOD IndyCar Series points standings with a victory Sunday in the Milwaukee 225 at the Milwaukee Mile.
In the days leading up to the Milwaukee 225, somebody who knows a thing or two about putting together big time events said that the race, the first major motorsports event at the Milwaukee Mile in nearly two years, amounts to a referendum on racing in Milwaukee. If the attendance Sunday was any indicator, the referendum failed to pass.