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Bragging Rights, Big Prize At Stake In Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge

The fastest IZOD IndyCar Series pit crew will receive a $50,000 first place prize for winning the Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge during Coors Light Carb Day on Friday, May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The 12-team competition will begin at 1:30 p.m. on pit lane at IMS, featuring four rounds of action. A total of $100,000 will be awarded, with the runner-up team earning $15,000.

Teams will change four tires and perform a simulated fuel hookup during each round of the competition. The quickest time wins, with time penalties added for various infractions, such as loose wheel nuts or running over air hoses.

NBC Sports Network will televise the Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge live as part of its Coors Light Carb Day coverage from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Scott Dixon and Target Chip Ganassi Racing enter this year’s competition as the defending champions. Team Penske has won a record 13 times, and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves owns the most Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge titles by a driver with five, all with Team Penske.

Seven teams previously qualified based on pit performance between the 2012 Indianapolis 500 and the 2013 Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 earlier this month. Five teams earned the final spots during time trials last week at IMS.


Challenge brackets:

FIRST ROUND

#10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing (Dario Franchitti) vs. #27 Andretti Autosport (James Hinchcliffe)

#14 A.J. Foyt Racing (Takuma Sato) vs. #8 Chip Ganassi Racing (Ryan Briscoe)

#83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing (Charlie Kimball) vs. #11 KV Racing Technology (Tony Kanaan)

#22 Panther DRR (Oriol Servia) vs. #25 Andretti Autosport (Marco Andretti)

QUARTERFINALS

#10-#27 Winner vs. #12 Team Penske (Will Power)

#14-#8 Winner vs. #1 Andretti Autosport (Ryan Hunter-Reay)

#83-#11 Winner vs. #3 Team Penske (Helio Castroneves)

#22-#25 Winner vs. #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing (Scott Dixon)


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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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