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Indy 500

The city of Indianapolis is living and breathing the Indy 500 right now! You are going to bring your family to the track for the first time and you have a few questions….well I might be able to help! I will keep it simple and if you don’t find what you need here check out indycarmom.com or indianapolismotorspeedway.com.

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The Tradition Continues…

by Jenni on May 30, 2011

For those of you who haven’t spent time in Indiana during Memorial Day weekend, you may not know that the Indianapolis 500 is celebrated far and wide throughout the Hoosier state. And you also may not realize that in most parts of Indiana, the race is broadcast live via radio, not television. And, finally you also may not understand the importance of certain Indy 500 traditions, the most important one being the drink of milk by the winning driver at the end of the race (also dubbed the “Sports World’s Coolest Prize” by sportsillustrated.com).

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by Cris Goode on May 25, 2011

By Mary Nicholson “Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines” not only applies to the thirty-three drivers of the Indianapolis 500, but also to an event at the Indianapolis Zoo.  On Wednesday, May 25, 2011, Aldabra tortoises, perhaps even “AJ” and “Lynn” will take part in Zoopolis, sponsored by the American Dairy Association of Indiana and […]


Honor in Indy 500 Milk Tradition

by Jenni on May 21, 2009

Insight from Deb Osza of Milk Promotion Services of Indiana on her experience with Indy 500 milk bottle. Now, so many years have gone by and I am leading the organization, the American Dairy Association of Indiana that continues to nurture the wonderful tradition of drinking milk in Victory Circle at the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race! A tradition that began in 1933 when Louis Meyer asked for his mother’s buttermilk at the end of a grueling race!