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Your Chance To Win $500,000 For The 2019 Indy 500 Race to $500K Indy 500 Pick‘em Contest

The IndyStar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announce the launch of the Race to $500K Indy 500 Pick'em Contest.  The contest, beginning on May 20, 2019, will allow fans to predict the finishing order of the May 26 Indianapolis 500 race. The winner who correctly predicts the finishing order of all 33 drivers will win $500,000 presented by IndyStar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Participants can submit their predictions at www.indystar.com/500k until 11 a.m. ET Sunday, May 26 to be entered to win the cash prize. In addition, all registered participants will be entered to win one of two Runner-Up Prizes: A VIP experience including pre-race pit passes for the 2020 Indianapolis 500 and a pair of Grandstand Tickets for the 2020 race.

In conjunction with the contest IndyStar has rolled out the Indy 500 Calendar.  This interactive page will curate everything race fans need to know about the month-long celebration. Race fans can always stay up to date on pre-race happenings, driver information and real time race-day coverage with expert commentary and content from IndyCar Insider Jim Ayello, @jimayello on Twitter.   

"IndyStar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway have enjoyed a great partnership for decades,” said David Hakanson, IndyStar’s vice president of sales. "Each year we partner with IMS on a new wrinkle to build excitement around ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’– and we are excited about this new contest, where some someone could win $500,000.”

“This contest with our friends at the IndyStar adds some extra fun and opportunity to an activity every race fan enjoys,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “While it’s not an easy task picking the Indy 500 finishing order, I know it’s a challenge people are going to embrace once the starting grid is set. Good luck to everyone who participates in this exciting new sweepstakes!” 

For official contest rules, please visit www.indystar.com/500k/rules.

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