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Allstate won't renew deal after 5 years

Updated: July 28, 2009, 5:24 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Allstate Corp. said Monday it is ending its sponsorship of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard after five years as the lead sponsor of the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Northbrook, Ill.-based insurance company announced a day after this year's race that it would not renew the sponsorship, which began in 2005, when its contract expires at the end of the year.

Sunday's race, which was won by Jimmie Johnson, saw large pockets of empty seats. While the speedway ...

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