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New Video Series Celebrates 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has launched a new video series on YouTube, celebrating the heroes and races of 100 years of the Indianapolis 500 as anticipation builds toward “The Most Important Race in History.”

The series, entitled “Indianapolis 500 Centennial Era Moments,” will feature video clips from classic Indianapolis 500-Mile Races and interviews with IMS legends at the IMS YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/IndyMotorSpeedway33.

A new video will appear every Friday through May. Fans are welcomed and encouraged to comment and post and share the videos through social media, including Facebook and Twitter.

The 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 29 at IMS.

Some of the classic races featured in the series are the duel between A.J. Foyt and Eddie Sachs in 1961, Al Unser’s second victory in 1971, the controversial finish between Bobby Unser and Mario Andretti in 1981, Bobby Rahal’s victory in 1986, Rick Mears’ fourth victory in 1991 and Helio Castroneves’ first victory in 2001.

Other feature subjects include Roger Penske, Andy Granatelli, Chip Ganassi, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Arie Luyendyk, Tom Sneva, a close-up about the incredible career of Foyt and more.

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2011 Indy 500 tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500, “The Most Important Race in History,” on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Race Day ticket prices start at just $20. Fans can buy tickets online at www.imstix.com, 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 be receive free general admission to any IMS event in 2011 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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