PGA TOUR Professionals Took to the Famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway Following the First Day of Play at the 2012 BMW Championship 

Indianapolis, IN – September 6, 2012… PGA TOUR pros including Ian Poulter, Louis Oosthuizen, Bud Cauley and Charl Schwartzel headed out to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday following the first round of play at the 2012 BMW Championship to experience of few of BMW’s Ultimate Driving Machines on the track. The players had the opportunity to personally drive a selection of BMWs on the infield road course and were taken for hot laps around the famed oval by Indy 500 veteran Stéphan Grégoire.

Opened in 1909 the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is home to the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400.

BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 115 MINI passenger car dealers, and 32 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

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