2010 Indy 500 Program Offers Great Information, Value For Fans
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The Official Program for the 2010 Indianapolis 500, packed with information about “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for fans, is available for purchase.
The program consists of 208 pages, including a special Centennial Era section of 48 pages.
Fans can purchase this commemorative program for $10 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, at the Brickyard Authentics store at the Indianapolis International Airport, at Brickyard Authentics online at www.brickyardauthentics.com or by calling (800) 955-INDY.
Fun fan features include driver biographies for the Indianapolis 500 and Firestone Freedom 100, race entry lists, statistics, track records, a track map, schedules and lists of sponsors, lap prize sponsors and lap awards.
There also are a variety of feature stories about current IZOD IndyCar Series drivers, including three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves, 2007 winner Dario Franchitti, 2005 winner Dan Wheldon, 2005 Chase Rookie of the Year Danica Patrick, IZOD IndyCar Series standouts Tony Kanaan, Justin Wilson, Sarah Fisher, Townsend Bell and more.
The Centennial Era section includes features on racing events and an aviation meet in 1910 at IMS, a story on 1916 Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Resta, a recap of the classic duel between Jim Rathmann and Rodger Ward in the 1960 Indianapolis 500 and more.
Indianapolis artist Walter Knabe created the cover art for the Official Program, using a screenprint technique he learned during his five years of work at “The Factory” in New York with the legendary Andy Warhol. Knabe is the first Indiana-based artist to be named the Official Artist of the Indianapolis 500.
Knabe’s work has earned universal acclaim and appeal. Warhol and pop artist Keith Haring commissioned Knabe to create artwork for them, and he has designed custom work for Madonna and Michael Jordan, among other clients.
Walter Knabe Studios has been located in Indianapolis for the last 15 years and has become a trusted resource for high-profile collectors and interior designers. For more information on Knabe and his work, visit www.walterknabe.com/.
The 2010 Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 30.
2010 Indy 500 tickets: Tickets for the 2010 Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 30, are on sale now. Race Day ticket prices start at just $20.
Fans can order tickets online at www.imstix.com, call the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or visit the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street. Online orders can be made at any time. Hours for phone orders and the ticket office are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.
Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.