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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Rucker To Perform '500' National Anthem

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Wednesday afternoon Darius Rucker to perform the national anthem for next month's 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

The three time Grammy Award winner will perform just prior to Josh Kaufman's rendition of  'Back Home Again in Indiana'.

The previous 10-years of performers include:

2015 - Jordin Sparks
2014 - LeAnn Rimes
2013 - Sandi Patty
2012 - Martina McBride
2011 - David Foster, Seal & Kelly Clarkson
2010 - Jewel
2009 - Lisa Kopczynski (Indiana National Guard)
2008 - Julianne Hough
2007 - Members of the U.S. Armed Forces
2006 - Members of the U.S. Armed Forces

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Wilson & Servia Land '500' Rides

Two drivers on opposite ends of the spectrum have landed rides in next month's Indianapolis 500. One will be a 26-year-old rookie, the other a 41-year-old veteran attempting to make his 8th race.

Stefan Wilson, younger brother of Justin Wilson, was announced Tuesday afternoon to have signed with KVSH Racing to pilot the No. 25 Indiana Donor Network & Gap Guard Chevrolet.

Stefan's brother Justin, who past away from injuries sustained in an accident last August at Pocono Raceway, helped save the lives of 5 people with his donation. The Indiana Donor Network has partnered with Wilson with a goal of adding an additional 2,500 donors through the campaign. You can learn more and sign-up at Driven2SaveLives.org.

In addition to running the No. 25, the number Justin used last season with Andretti Autosport, Stefan will use a special helmet to commemorate his late brother.

The deal was also put together with help from Gap Guard, who will serve as a co-sponsor on the car. Gap Guard is a foam device used to prevent items from falling between the seats in a vehicle and is ran by Dale Pelfrey, a longtime owner in the Mazda Road to Indy and Indianapolis 500 participant.

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has announced the signing of Oriol Servia to pilot the team's 3rd entry in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

The deal also brings Marotti Racing and founder Will Marotti into the team's fold. Marotti, who has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since 1969, will serve as a co-entrant on Servia's No. 77 entry.

Monday, April 18, 2016

John Green to Pace Angie's List Grand Prix

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Sunday author John Green as Pace Car driver for next month's Angie's List Grand Prix. Green, who lives in Indianapolis, will pace the field in a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe.

"John is a huge IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway fan and we have been looking for the right opportunity to get him involved in one of the events," said J. Douglas Boles, President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "Having him drive the Chevrolet Pace Car for the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis is a great way for him to be part of this historic month."

Green, an author of primarily teen-targeted books including Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars, has a huge online following. The 38-year-old's social media accounts include:

Personal Twitter 5.08 Million
Sports Twitter 80,600 Thousand
YouTube Vlogbrothers: 2.8 Million
YouTube CrashCourse: 4.2 Million
Various other YouTube Channels: 4.7 Million
Instagram: 2.3 Million

Not only does Green have the followers, he routinely uses the accounts to promote the sport he loves, IndyCar.

"This is such an honor to be chosen to drive the Pace Car at one of the most iconic race tracks in the world - which just happens to be in my backyard," said Green. "I'm looking forward to driving on the same track as so many of the greatest drivers in the world."

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

IMS Open Test Photos

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Grand Prix of Phoenix Photos

Photos provided by Paul Dalbey