When your #Indy500 tickets arrive neatly sealed in their blue envelope each Spring, do you ever wonder how the IMS Ticket Office handles mailing tickets for the world's largest single day sporting event? And why your envelope is always blue?

The daunting task of mailing the blue envelopes of Month of May joy is almost as large as the feat of reaching Victory Lane as a driver on the last...
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#BlueEnvelope: Indianapolis 500 Ticketing Deep-Seated in History, Hard Work

“It’s always cool to be at this place,” said Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner. “It’s fantastic to be back at the speedway and May is just around the corner.

“We were lucky enough to win in 2008, but once you win you just want that second one much, much more. There’s nothing like this place.”

Drivers Were All Smiles After First Test for 101st Indianapolis 500

Happy birthday to 2005 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Danica Patrick! Share to wish her a happy birthday.
The oval never gets old for Tony Kanaan.

“It’s everything,” the 42-year-old fan favorite said of each time he returns to IMS. “This is why I grew up wanting to race, this is why I wanted to be here and this is why I insisted after all the disappointments to try to win this race over and over and over again.

“Every time you come here, by the time you drive through the tunnel in your car,...
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Drivers Were All Smiles After First Test for 101st Indianapolis 500

With 64 days until the 101st Running of the #Indy500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, today's #101Bottles goes to long-time IMS Safety Patrol member Sonny Sedam (Pictured on right). Sonny will be celebrating his 64th year with IMS Safety Patrol.
A hotel employee spotted Helio Castroneves and excitedly approached to welcome the Team Penske driver back to Indianapolis.

“Is it the month of May yet?” asked the employee, an obvious race fan.

“No, but I hear ya,” Castroneves said. “I want the month of May to be here already. It feels like it.”

Read more on Helio's first day of testing of the year in Indianapolis: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Month of May Can't Come Soon Enough for Castroneves

The weather was warm and the track was hot at the Brickyard on Friday. Photos from yesterday's first IndyCar Series test of 2017 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: [ Bit.ly Link ] #IsItMayYet

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Today our #101Bottles goes to the Crispus Attucks High School Men's Basketball team, as they get ready for their State Championship game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday. Good luck men!
We had a great day of IndyCar Series testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There were tons of fans and fast cars speeding around the track. Check out some of our best photos from today. #IsItMayYet? #GreatestFansInRacing Gallery: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Yesterday, 2016 #Indy500 winner Alexander Rossi took a trip to #Chicago for some interviews and to "Shoot the Puck" at the Chicago Blackhawks game. Check out what he had to say about his time in the #WindyCity. Read: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Fans, thank you for coming out today for IndyCar Series testing. We had beautiful weather, fast cars, and roaring engines. Lets do it again soon! #GreatestFansInRacing #Indy500 #IsItMayYet
We're back from lunch! Helio Castroneves is ready to roll as afternoon testing has begun. Come out to Indianapolis Motor Speedway today until 5 p.m. for IndyCar Series testing. Free admission for all! Photo credit: Joe Skibinski
Here is Tony Kanaan crossing the Yard of Bricks. Come on out! Testing runs until 5 p.m. Full details: [ Goo.gl Link ] #Indy500 #IsItMayYet
Don't blink, you'll miss Tony Kanaan on the first morning of IndyCar Series testing here at the track! #IsItMayYet
So Alexander Rossi looks pretty good wearing a champions ring, huh? If you've never seen the great Jim Cornelison sing live, put the United Center on your bucket list!!!!
The sky is clear, Spring is here and IndyCar Series is ready for testing today on the oval. Come by and hear the #GreatestSoundInRacing for the first time in 2017. It's FREE and open to all. Click the link for all the details - let's go racing!

Watch INDYCAR Testing Friday at IMS!

#Indy500 champ Alexander Rossi played Shoot the Puck at tonight's Chicago Blackhawks game! After the team's big win, he caught up with 5-time NHL All-Star Marian Hossa to talk racing!
On the night before the first IndyCar Series test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, drivers are eager to see what improvements they need to make before hitting the famed oval in May. Read full story: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Today, Alexander Rossi took a trip to Chicago to have chats with WGN Radio and 120 Sports and drop off some #101Bottles. He plans to participate in "Shoot the Puck" with the Chicago Blackhawks later tonight.
There will be a new vantage point for fans during the 2017 #Indy500 and INDYCAR Grand Prix. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is constructing a new mound that will offer fascinating views near Turn 4 of the oval, and Turns 1-5 of the road course. STORY: [ Goo.gl Link ]