News & Multimedia

Marmon 'Wasp' To Drive On IMS Oval During Two Special Parade Laps On Race Day

The Marmon “Wasp” that Ray Harroun drove to victory in the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911 will be featured in two ceremonial laps during pre-race ceremonies for the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

1963 Indianapolis 500 winner Parnelli Jones will drive the No. 32 Marmon “Wasp” during both laps. It will be only the third time the car has been driven on the famed IMS oval on Race Day since Harroun crossed the finish line in 1911.

The first lap with the “Wasp” also will feature cars built during the era of the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911. Other drivers and cars in this lap:

•1989 and 1993 Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi: 1909 Alco Black Beast.

•1996 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Lazier: Inter-State from 1911 era.

•1992 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Lyn St. James: 1911 Buick.

•Willy T. Ribbs, the first African-American starter in the Indianapolis 500, in 1991: 1909 “Blitzen Benz,” which set a speed record of 141.732 mph in 1911 that stood until 1919.

•Indianapolis 500 veteran Derek Daly: National race car from the 1911 era.

Eleven Indianapolis 500 winners will drive 11 Indianapolis 500-winning cars in another parade lap.
Leading the winners’ parade lap will be Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman of the Board Mari Hulman George and four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt, as Foyt will drive the Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Coupe that served as the Pace Car at the 1977 Indianapolis 500, Foyt’s fourth career Indy win. Also driving in the winners’ lap will be legendary winning car owner Andy Granatelli, in a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Pace Car.

Other drivers and cars in the winners’ lap:

•1963 winner Parnelli Jones: The No. 32 Marmon “Wasp” that won in 1911 with Ray Harroun.

•1999 winner Kenny Brack: The No. 9 Target G Force/Oldsmobile that won in 2000 with Juan Pablo Montoya.

•2003 winner Gil de Ferran: The No. 66 Sunoco McLaren that won in 1972 with Mark Donohue.

•1983 winner Tom Sneva: The Belond Salih/Offy that won in 1957 with Sam Hanks and 1958 with Jimmy Bryan.

•1969 winner Mario Andretti: The Boyle Maserati that won in 1939 and 1940 with Wilbur Shaw.

•1990 and 1997 winner Arie Luyendyk: The No. 30 Domino’s Pizza Lola/Chevrolet Indy in which he won in 1990.

•1986 winner Bobby Rahal: The No. 14 Miller that won in 1928 with Louis Meyer.

•1974, 1976 and 1980 winner Johnny Rutherford: The No. 4 Pennzoil Chaparral/Cosworth in which he won in 1980.

•1970, 1971, 1978 and 1987 winner Al Unser: The No. 82 Lotus-Ford that won in 1965 with Jim Clark.

•1992 and 1994 winner Al Unser Jr.: The Blue Crown Spark Plug Diedt/Offy that won in 1947 and 1948 with Mauri Rose.

•1968, 1975 and 1981 winner Bobby Unser: The No. 8 National that won in 1912 with Joe Dawson.

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
Marmon 'Wasp' To Drive On IMS Oval During Two Special Parade Laps On Race Day
 
Marmon 'Wasp' To Drive On IMS Oval During Two Special Parade Laps On Race Day
The Marmon "Wasp" that Ray Harroun drove to victory in the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911 will be featured in two ceremonial laps during pre-race ceremonies for the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Read More
Related Media
Rev Indy
 
Countdown to 100 Days Kicks Off February 18 on the Yard of Bricks
Due to outstanding interest in this countdown celebration, space is extremely limited. Individuals who would like to attend must RSVP via Eventbrite by 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 13. Thank you for sharing our enthusiasm for this monumental milestone!
Read More
Kayla Medaris
 
Why I Love the Infield: Time to be a True American
Kayla Medaris, from New Palestine, Indiana, will be attending her third Indianapolis 500 this May. Medaris, 20, attends Anderson University.
Read More
Chuck Marlow
 
Remembering Chuck Marlowe, of the IMS Radio Network
Chuck Marlowe, who passed away in Indianapolis on Feb. 11 at the age of 86, was a longtime member of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network broadcast crew.
Read More
Jim Travers
 
A Tribute to the Late Jim Travers
Jim Travers, the colorful co-chief mechanic on Bill Vukovich’s Indianapolis 500-winning Fuel Injection Special of 1953 and 1954, passed away in Kanab, Utah on Monday, Feb. 10, four days after being injured in a fall. He was 95.
Read More
Fan Memories
 
Fan Memories: 'Race Day is Christmas Morning'
Trent Pohlar, originally from Indianapolis and now living in Greenwood, Indiana, will be attending his 49th consecutive Indianapolis 500. Pohlar, 59, works as a project sales manager for Architectural Glass & Metal Company, Inc.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 1,065
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact Laura Wyamn at (317) 492-8557 or email at lwyman@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
Countdown to 100 Days Kicks Off February 18 on the Yard of Bricks - RSVP by 3pm today! https://t.co/ezu6OC7Jf6 https://t.co/LCPXTxcocz
about 59 minutes ago