Indianapolis 500 Statewide Engagement Tour with Donald Davidson

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Race fans, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian Donald Davidson is embarking on another Indianapolis 500 Statewide Engagement tour, leading up to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Donald will be once again visiting cities and towns all over Indiana and the Midwest. These events will be open forum, Q&A based presentations, with Donald taking time to answer questions from the audience.

Donald is believed to be the only full-time race historian in the country, and his knowledge of the Indianapolis 500 is immense. He is the co-author of the Autocourse Official History of the Indianapolis 500. His expertise has lent a helping hand to multiple national outlets covering the Indianapolis 500 over the years and his persona has become synonymous with radio coverage of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” In 2010, he was inducted into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame, and recently, the Indianapolis Star declared Davidson as one of the 100 most influential people in the history of the Indianapolis 500.

Below you will find information about the upcoming tour. Please note that dates and times are subject to change, as well as potential cost to attend the event. Additional dates through April and May to be announced. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Harmless at

Date Time City/State Event
March 10 12:00 p.m. Decatur, IN Spotlight on Decatur 1220 E North Adams Dr.
March 17 2:00 p.m. Toledo, OH Speedway Racers Reunion Toledo Speedway Bar & Grill, 5639 Benore Rd.
March 28 5:00 p.m. Danville, IL Speaking Event Turtle Run Golf Club, 332 E Liberty Ln
April 5 11:30 a.m. Crawfordsville, IN Chamber Event Crawfordsville Country Club, 3272 Country Club Rd.
April 5 5:00 p.m. Indianapolis, IN Indiana Landmarks Indiana Landmarks, 1201 Central Ave.
April 7 11:00 a.m. Frankfort, IN Library Volunteer Luncheon Frankfort Community Public Library, 208 W Clinton St.
April 11 1:00 p.m. Fort Wayne, IN Downtown Library Event Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza
April 13* 12:00 p.m. CST Boonville, IN* IMS Luncheon Studio Bee Community Youth Center, 120 Flint St.
April 18 7:00 p.m. Shelbyville, IN An Evening with Donald Davidson Strand Theatre, 215 S Harrison St.
April 23 5:00 p.m. Rushville, IN Rushville Race Night Knights of Columbus, 227 E 3rd St.
May 2** 6:00 p.m. Indianapolis, IN** Speaking Event Speedway Public Library, 5633 W 25th St.
May 3 5:30 p.m. Columbus, IN Speaking Event Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St.

*Open to public. Guests MUST RSVP to

**Space is limited and registration is required. Please visit library or call 317-243-8959 to register.


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