Indianapolis native Ed Carpenter will sit on the pole Sunday for the start of the Indianapolis 500. It’s the first time on the pole for him. He‘ll be joined on the front row by rookie Carlos Munoz and Marco Andretti. EJ Viso, rookie AJ Allmendinger and Will Power will start in row two. Last year‘s [...]
All eyes are on the speedway this weekend. And you’ll probably get a glimpse of the 2013 500 Festival Queen. Ball State University junior Allison Jacob was awarded the jeweled crown – which she’ll be sporting this weekend at all of her public appearances. In addition to winning the title, Jacob also received a 25-hundred [...]
Contractors moved barrels and barricades along interstate work sites Friday to help accommodate Memorial Weekend traffic. The Indiana Department of Transportation mandated that there be no work in construction zones over the holiday weekend and Indiana State Police will be closely monitoring those sites.
If you’re behind the wheel this weekend, Click It Or Ticket. Indiana State Police and local law enforcement will be specifically looking for drivers who fail to buckle up or to properly restrain children this holiday weekend. Troopers will also be aggressively looking for impaired drivers, and those who speed, tailgate and cut through traffic.
A big part of the pre-race fun is the IPL 500 Festival Parade. It starts at noon Saturday in downtown Indianapolis. The parade grand marshals are WNBA Champions The Indiana Fever. Also appearing – US Olympians Shawn Johnson, Jordyn Wieber and Tyler Clary, rock and rollers Foreigner & Eddie Money. Florence Henderson and Jim Nabors [...]
Hoosiers are well-represented at pre-race festivities this year. Anderson native and Christian Artist Sandi Patty will sing the national anthem ahead of Sunday‘s Indianapolis 500. It will be the sixth time she’s performed “The Star Spangled Banner” before the race, more than any other individual performer.
A part of military aircraft history will cross the skies over the speedway on Sunday. Six World War II-era planes will perform the pre-race flyover of the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500. It will feature a North American B-25 Mitchell, nicknamed “Axis Nightmare,” and five North American T-6 Texan trainer aircraft. The planes will [...]
Hoosiers will see a familiar face behind the wheel of the pace car at this year’s race. Former Colt Quarterback and now San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh will be driving the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray to lead the pack to the start of the 97th running of the Indy 500.
If you’re heading to the race Sunday, don’t forget that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is now charging for infield parking. Passes for parking inside the third turn range in price – front-row parking spaces cost $75 while general parking spaces sell for $25. All infield parking must be pre-paid. You can get those at the [...]
There’s more than one big race on tap this weekend. Five former champions and one of the deepest fields will compete in the 65th Pay Less Little 500 at Anderson Speedway on Saturday Night. Over $123,000 will be up for grabs in the richest asphalt Sprint Car race in the country. California driver Jo Jo [...]