811 Motorsports Toolkit

In 2016, CGA and a coalition of more than a dozen members entered an agreement with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to promote 811 at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, as well as at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and Brickyard 400 races.

The theme of this campaign was “Yellow means caution on and off the track,” which helped connect the yellow caution flags found at racetracks with the yellow flags used to mark the approximate location of underground gas and oil facilities. CGA will carry this campaign theme into its 2017 motorsports marketing efforts, including some new social media artwork featuring the Shell Pennzoil No. 22 car.

If your organization sponsors racing in your area – whether it’s local dirt track racing or a superspeedway that hosts top-tier professional racing circuits – CGA encourages you to use the following “Yellow means caution” marketing tools, found in this toolkit:

- Web banners, available in multiple sizes for use on a track’s website
Social media artwork, for use on track Facebook or Twitter accounts
Full page program ad, for use in 8 ½ X 11 inch printed programs
Video board animation, for use on high definition, rectangular boards

If you use these tools, CGA would like to hear about it. Please contact us at 811@commongroundalliance.com to tell us about your sponsorship.

Social media artwork

Video board animation


The CGA 811 logo(s) are protected by federal trademark and copyright protections, and the CGA has an obligation to protect the integrity of these marks. The graphic standards manual provides specific instructions on proper use of the logo. Keeping the logo consistent and within the standards is paramount to building a brand that will be identifiable and understandable to those who intend to dig.  While the CGA welcomes the use of the 811 logo(s) for publication and promotional purposes in furtherance of the mission of the CGA, the 811 logo(s) are made available solely under the conditions of the Terms of Use. Please review the “811 Logo Terms of Use” found on page 11 of this document prior to downloading and using the mark.