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97th Indianapolis 500 Notebook

Wish For Our Heroes (W4OH), the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indiana National Guard are teaming up to provide fans with an opportunity to help send active United States military or veterans to the Indianapolis 500, Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard or Red Bull Indianapolis GP in 2013.

The “Wish Fund” program gives fans four ways to salute American service members through contributions or donations at wishforourheroes.org:

  • Contribute funds: Contribute $5 or more toward the purchase of a 2013 IMS event ticket for an active-duty service member or veteran.
  • Purchase tickets: Purchase a 2013 IMS event ticket for an active-duty service member or veteran.
  • Donate tickets: Donate extra or unused 2013 IMS event tickets to an active-duty service member or veteran.
  • Text to donate: Fans can text “America” to 20222 to donate to send a military member to the race.

Wish For Our Heroes is a national, non-profit organization based in Noblesville, Ind., that provides tickets to active United States military or veterans for Indianapolis Motor Speedway events.



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INDYCAR episode of ‘Mythbusters’ airing May 22: An INDYCAR-themed episode of the popular Discovery television series “MythBusters” will air at 9 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, May 22.

The one-hour episode, which was filmed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will test such racing myths as whether man can beat machine in a 30-foot standing-start sprint, whether a driver can lose 10 pounds during a race and whether a tire’s grip can loosen a manhole cover during a street race.


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Fans can purchase IMS ticket memorabilia: A wide selection of Indianapolis 500 ticket memorabilia is available now through a new licensing agreement between the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and That’s My Ticket, the nation’s leading manufacturer of unique sports, concert and theater ticket-related products and displays.

Tickets from the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and previous editions of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” are available in such products as frames, albums scrapbooks and more, ranging in price from $9.90 to $34.90 each. Other products feature the race’s ticket images in their designs including 4x6 picture frames as well as Mega Tickets and Mini-Mega Tickets.

Visit www.ThatsMyTicket.com for pictures and more information or to purchase Indianapolis 500 ticket collectibles.


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Ticket purchases can benefit children’s hospital: Fans can buy tickets for the 97th Indianapolis 500 in the Tower Terrace section overlooking the front straightaway at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with a portion of their purchase benefiting Riley Children’s Foundation, through a partnership between IMS and Tickets-for-Charity.com.

Tower Terrace tickets are available for $97 at ticketsforcharity.com.

The Riley Children’s Foundation is committed to improving the health and well-being of children through philanthropic leadership in support of Riley Hospital for Children-Indiana University Health in Indianapolis and its research programs.


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2013 Indianapolis 500 tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 97th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 26 at IMS.

Race Day ticket prices start at just $30. Fans can buy tickets online at www.ims.com/tickets, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.

Children 12 and under will receive free general admission to any IMS event in 2013 when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.
 

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97th Indianapolis 500 Notebook
 
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