- Byrd Brothers, with partner team KV Racing Technology, have announced a return to the Indianapolis 500 in 2015 with Bryan Clauson.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Legends To Run Historic Cars Before '500'

UPDATE: April 19th, 4:27 pm est.
Just a day after announcing the planned world-record jump of more than a football field on the morning of the Indianapolis 500 next month, today the Indianapolis Motor Speedway released more details of pre-race festivities.

Eleven Indianapolis 500 winners representing 20 victories will pilot historic cars around the 2.5 mile track during pre-race ceremonies for the 100th Anniversary '500' mile race.

The legend pilot along with the car they'll drive:
  • Parnelli Jones - Ray Harroun's 1911 winning #32 Marmon Wasp
  • Kenny Brack - Juan Pablo Montoya's 2000 #9 Target sponsored G Force
  • Gil de Ferran - The #66 McLaren Mark Donohue drove to a victory in 1972
  • Tom Sneva - Sam Hanks' and Jimmy Bryan's 1957 and '58 winning Belond Salih Offy
  • Mario Andretti - 1939 & '40 Boyle Maserati winner driven by Wilbur Shaw
  • Arie Luyendyk - 1990 Lola Chevrolet #30 Arie drove to his first victory.
  • Bobby Rahal - 1928 #14 Louis Meyer winning Miller
  • Johnny Rutherford - #4 Pennzoil Chaparral JR drove to his 3rd win in 1980
  • Al Unser Sr. - Jim Clark's 1965 famous #82 Lotus powered by Ford.
  • Al Unser Jr. - 1947 & '48 Blue Crown Spark Plug Diedt/Offy winner driven by Mauri Rose.
  • Bobby Unser - Joe Dawson's #8  1912 winner with Bobby's wife Lisa in the riding mechanic's position.

1 comment:

  1. Am I the only one who enjoys Indianapolis 500 pre-race events as much as, or even more than, the race itself?

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