Indy 500 Fan Tour to Make Appearance at Anderson Speedway on April 10

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is taking the excitement and pageantry of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race on the road in spring 2005 with the Indy 500 Fan Tour.

This Indy 500 tour will visit Anderson Speedway on Sunday, April 10, during the 6th Annual Glen Niebel Classic that features the USAC Valvoline National Sprint Cars on the world’s fastest quarter-mile oval.

The tour, designed to take the thrill and anticipation of the 89th Indianapolis 500 to the fans, will visit numerous communities across Indiana and surrounding states from now until the 2005 Indianapolis 500, scheduled for noon (local time) on Sunday, May 29.

“The citizens of Indiana and neighboring states have played a key role in the success of the Indianapolis 500 since 1911, and the Indy 500 Fan Tour is our way of taking the excitement, tradition and history of the race to a new generation of fans,” said Joie Chitwood, IMS president and chief operating officer.

The Indy 500 Fan Tour will travel the state in style: A 35-foot Jayco recreational vehicle emblazoned with the 2005 Indianapolis 500 logo and images and icons of the race’s storied history will be the centerpiece of the Indy 500 Fan Tour.

The tour also will include:

-- A full-size Indy Racing League® IndyCar® Series simulator

-- Memorabilia from the Speedway, including an actual brick from the track’s legendary oval surface, drivers’ helmets and fire suits, and the traditional American Dairy Association bottle of milk presented to the race winner

-- Photo opportunities with a life-size cut-out of the Indianapolis 500’s famous Borg-Warner Trophy

-- Promotional giveaways such as magnets, hats, posters, brochures and other items

For more information on the Indy 500 Fan Tour, contact IMS Public Relations at (317) 492-6780. For additional information on Anderson Speedway, contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.