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IndyCar Children’s of Alabama GP: Expert Picks and Forecasts

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The highly anticipated Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix powered by AmFirst is scheduled for the weekend of April 28-30 at the iconic Barber Motorsports Park.

This thrilling event, previously known as the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, is now in its 13th year. It promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for racing enthusiasts and families alike.

Boasting an impressive lineup of talented drivers such as Will Power, Romain Grosjean, Scott Dixon and Alex Palou, the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix is an integral part of the NTT IndyCar Series circuit. With a significant economic impact of over $20 million annually, this international event draws fans from 50 states and eight countries, reaching a global audience through NBC’s national broadcast and distribution to more than 100 countries worldwide.

In addition to the main racing event, the weekend offers a range of activities that cater to all ages and interests. Among the many highlights are the Kids’ Zone with inflatables and jump houses, a fan-favorite Ferris wheel, a beer and wine festival for the 21-plus crowd, wine tastings, an art festival and the INDY 5K.

With tickets starting at just $25 and free entry for children 15 and under (accompanied by a ticketed adult), the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix is the perfect occasion for families and racing fans to experience the adrenaline and excitement of motorsports in Birmingham, Ala.

Children’s of Alabama is the title sponsor for this year’s Indy Grand Prix at Barber
Motorsports Park. Birmingham City Councilor Hunter Williams highlights the significant economic impact of the event, estimated at $27 million, with 50% of attendees coming from out of state. Tickets have been purchased from all 50 states and six countries, showcasing Birmingham as one of only 17 cities globally hosting such events.

Local businesses, such as Chevron gas station and Old Smokey Bar-B-Que, see increased customers during race weekends, with visitors coming from around the world. The Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix weekend starts on Friday, culminating in the grand finale on Sunday.

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