In 1997 Tony George, owner of the legendary Indianapolis basin, created the Indy Racing League (IRL), an American championship for open wheel cars for oval circuits. Dallara participates since the first race and enters into competition with other British and American manufacturers. In 2008 the Indy Racing League absorbed the rival series, CART - Champ Car, taking the name of IndyCar Series, for which the Dallara becomes the sole supplier.