The American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day will take place this Wednesday, May 23 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway®. Cruise around the track, tour Pit Lane, check out the Pagoda, and cheer on Naptown Buzz in the Media Pit Stop Competition!
Admission to Community Day includes admission to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum®. Visitors who wish to cruise the 2.5-mile track need to enter Gate 10 off 30th Street in their vehicle. Tours of Pit Lane and the official timing and scoring area in the Pagoda are also available. Race fans can get autographs from their favorite Indianapolis 500® drivers, too.
Don’t miss the Media Pit Stop Competition at noon. Naptown Buzz will take on local radio and television affiliates to earn $5,000 for charity, compliments of American Family Insurance. Naptown Buzz is competing on behalf of School on Wheels. Since 2001, School on Wheels has been providing educational programming and advocacy for homeless children in Indianapolis.
New this year, full-size race car simulators are available in the Racing Zone. The 2012 Pace Car will be on display, as well as the IZOD IndyCar Series’ Dallara DW12. In the Kids Zone, there will be a race car inflatable obstacle course, remote control race track, a Princess Castle bounce house, and tours of an IU Health helicopter.
Tickets to the event are $10 day of, $8 until 7pm on May 22. Kids six and under are free. The mission of the 500 Festival is to advocate and celebrate the spirit, heritage and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®. Through social, cultural and educational events and programs, the 500 Festival enhances the quality of life for all citizens of our communities. American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day is made possible by American Family Insurance, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, KeyBank and Fox 59.
For more information on Community Day or other 500 Festival events and programs visit www.500festival.com.