J. Douglas Boles | President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway | Series Preview

By Ed Bernardon and Drew Wilson

Join host Ed Bernardon as he explores the thrilling world of racing with Doug Boles, the president of the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Discover the evolution of the Speedway from its inception in 1909, where a 90-mph speed was a distant dream, to today’s breathtaking 240 mph averages. With the capacity to hold three Super Bowls’ worth of spectators, the Speedway is not just a venue; it’s an experience that leaves newcomers in awe.

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What to expect from this series

Explore the dynamic world of racing and innovation with Doug Boles in this new series of the Future Car Podcast.


  • Doug Boles’ diverse career path from journalism to law, and public service to motorsports
  • Insights into managing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Discussions on the Speedway’s future — including AI integration and electric vehicles
  • Engaging conversations on the evolution of racing technology

You won’t want to miss these episodes.

J. Douglas Boles | President of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

J. Douglas Boles | President of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

J. Douglas Boles was named president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation in July 2013. He is responsible for the daily operations of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and all the world-class racing events at the facility, including the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, the Sonsio INDYCAR Grand Prix, the NASCAR Brickyard 400 presented by PPG, the IMSA TireRack.com Battle on the Bricks and the Indy 8 Hour Sports Car Endurance Race. He also is responsible for exploring and expanding business
opportunities for the Speedway. In a normal year, IMS hosts more than 275 event days of activity at the nearly 1,000 acre facility. Boles is a graduate of Butler University and the IU McKinney School of Law.

Ed Bernardon

Ed Bernardon

Ed is currently VP Strategic Automotive Initiatives at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Responsibilities include strategic planning and business development in areas of design of autonomous/connected vehicles, lightweight automotive structures and interiors. He is also responsible for Future Car thought leadership which includes hosting the Future Car Podcast and development of cross divisional projects. Previously he was a founding member of VISTAGY that developed light-weight structure and automotive interior design software acquired by Siemens in 2011, he previously directed the Automation and Design Technology Group at MIT Draper Laboratory.  Ed holds an M.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT, B.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue, and MBA from Butler.

The Future Car Podcast Podcast

The Future Car Podcast

Transportation plays a big part in our everyday life and with autonomous and electric cars, micro-mobility and air taxis to name a few, mobility is changing at a rate never before seen. On the Siemens Future Car Podcast we interview industry leaders creating our transportation future to inform our listeners in an entertaining way about the evolving mobility landscape and the people that are helping us realize it. Guests range from C-Level OEM executives, mobility startup founders/CEO’s, pioneers in AI law, Formula 1 drivers and engineers, Smart Cities architects, government regulators and many more. Tune in to learn what will be in your mobility future.

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