Ever wonder how cool it would be to take a lap around the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Then rev up your engines for the American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day and you can do just that!
Experience this unique opportunity of taking a lap around the track in your own car before the real race cars hit the track just four days later—at speeds of more than 200 mph! Tours of Pit Lane and the official timing and scoring area in the Pagoda are available. Race fans can get autographs from their favorite Indianapolis 500 drivers. Don’t miss the Media Pit Stop Competition at noon, with members of the media contending for $5,000 to donate to charity, compliments of American Family Insurance. Also, admission to Community Day includes admission to the Indianapolis MotorSpeedway Hall of Fame Museum.
Cost: $8/person in advance, $10/person at the gate; Kids 6 and under free; Available at Gate #2 or Gate #10
If you plan on taking a track lap in your own vehicle, everyone in your vehicle must print, fill out and bring this waiver to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian signature. All drivers must be atleast 18 years old. Waivers will be available onsite as well. By purchasing tickets and filling out the form in advance, you may use a designated lane on event day. Waiver can be found here, http://www.500festival.com/other-events/community-day
The first rally of the day for the Pacers will be in downtown Indianapolis at City Market from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Another rally will be held later in the evening from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Key Bank/Kroger location on Binford Blvd., 5810 East 71st St., Indianapolis.
Each Pep Rally will include a visit by the Pacers Fan Van, visits by Pacers alumni players along with Pacers mascot Boomer and the Pacemates. In addition, face painters and a balloon artist will be on hand. Food and “Beat the Heat” cheer cards will be available for all fans and Pacers prizes will be awarded to lucky winners. Dave & Rae will provide live music and ex-Pacers greats Rik Smits and Billy Keller will be on hand at the Key Bank/Kroger party. Smits will team up with Don Buse at the City Market.
Come cheer on the Pacers as they prepare for Game 1!!!
Join The Fan's JMV as he broadcast live from Meijer. While you're there stop by and see The Fan for your chance to win Indy 500 tickets and be sure to check out the Meijer Mobile Tour that features sampling, a gaming station, an on-site photo op, mPerks signups and an Apple iPad/gaming area! Get in line early for your chance to get a free ride on a street legal 2-seater car in front of the store.
Shop Meijer for you Penske Driver gear and have it signed while you are there! Penske Drivers, Will Powers and Helio Castroneves, will be on-site from 6p-7p!
The first 150 people in line will receive a priority wristband that will ensure an autograph. Wristbands will be handed out starting at 5:30pm. One autograph per person. No posed photos please. Drivers, date and time subject to change.
The Pacers Viewing Parties presented by Budweiser, will be held for EACH Pacers road playoff game. The Viewing Parties include visits from the Pacemates, Pacers prizes, cheer cards and more.
Cheer on the Pacers for Game 1 at the following locations!
· NORTH EAST SIDE: Scotty’s Brewhouse, 3905 East 96th St.· BROAD RIPPLE: Brother’s, 910 Broad Ripple Ave.· EAST SIDE: Manley’s Irish Mutt, 7041 East 10th St.· PLAINFIELD: Buffalo Wild Wings, 2683 East Main St.· GREENWOOD: Hooters, US 31· SPEEDWAY: Buffalo Wild Wings, 6129 Crawfordsville Rd.· NORTH WEST: Buffalo Wild Wings, 2514 Lake Circle DriveCheck Pacers.com/Playoffs for additional sites and updated information on the Pacers!The Pacers playoffs are presented by Key Bank, Kroger & Simon Malls
Time for a pit stop? Ricker's is the place to stop for all your track needs! Check out their HUGE selection of beer and wine, and stock up for the race! Need a cooler for the race?! The Fan will be onsite giving away 50 coolers, just in time for the 500.
Stop by Ricker's---we've got the coolers at the place to fill 'em up! Don't miss your chance to win other great race prizes!
If you missed us earlier, don't miss us tonight! This is our FINAL driver appearance with Graham Rahal! We've got Graham onsite signing autographs and meeting the fans before he runs the race. That's not all - The Fan's got plenty of cool prizes to give away, including a Prize Pack and Tickets courtesy of The Fan. Wish you would have bought tickets this year? Come out tonight with Budweiser, Big Joe from FM 107.5/1070 The Fan, and Graham Rahal for your chance to win!
Play hooky with us on Carb Day and meet us at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! The Coors Light Carb Day Concert Feat. Poison at the Coors Light Carb Day Stage begins at 3:30p. For the full schedule of events, http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/indy500/schedule/show/3466-coors-light-carb-day-may-24/
One of the original events produced by the 500 Festival, the IPL 500 Festival Parade, has grown to be one of the signature events held in the United States each year. The 500 Festival Parade is the only 500 Festival event that has taken place every year, beginning in 1957. Held on May 25, the eve of the Indianapolis 500, 300,000 spectators from around the country will line the streets of Indianapolis for one of the nation’s premier parades, alongside the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The IPL 500 Festival Parade allows all spectators to witness the pageantry and larger-than-life floats light up the streets of downtown Indianapolis. Well-known celebrities, costumed characters, marching bands, patriotic units, specialty units, spectacular floats and giant helium balloons will fill the streets to celebrate the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500®.
On top of the balloons and floats, the continuing tradition includes all 33 Indianapolis 500® drivers to serve as honorary grand marshals. The 2012 IPL 500 Festival Parade Grand Marshal was four-time Grammy award winner, singer, actress, and author Olivia Newton-John.
The Parade will be telecast locally on WISH-TV and nationally on NBC Sports Network.
Cost: $32 VIP Reserved; $19 Reserved Chair Seats; $14.50 Reserved Bleacher Seats. To purchase tickets, log onto http://www.500festival.com/parade
It's time once again for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing - the Indianapolis 500 is here! Join ESPN The Fan at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 97th Running of the Indy 500! We hope to see you there!
Come cheer on the Pacers!
WTHR will be on site broadcasting the noon news, along with the Pacemates, Boomer, and lots of Pacer prizes!
FREE LUNCH to 250 pre-registered participants!
Let's go Pacers!
PACERS FANS 21 & Over --- COME JOIN The Fan, Hardees Fan Girls and JMV as he broadcast live from the pre-game party! There will be plenty of beer specials and enjoy the beautiful weather at our outdoor bar! The Pacemates will be there, along with some Pacers alumni! Don't miss out...Let's go Pacers!
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Visit with 1070/107.5 The Fan! Hang out with Big Joe and get your name in the drawing for your chance to win a sound dock! See you there!
Join JMV as he broadcast live from Sullivan's Steakhouse! While you're there take advantage of the great specials and register to win some great prizes courtesy of Sullivan's Steakhouse and 1070 The Fan!
Join The Fan for the Golf Connection Show with Greg Rakestraw, LIVE from Brookshire Golf Club!
Join FM 107.5/1070 The Fan and the Indianapolis Colts open Mini-Camp at Lucas Oil Stadium. The event, which will give fans the opportunity to watch practice and enjoy a variety of activities, is free and open to the public. Enjoy access to the field, give-a-ways, half price concessions and more. Practice is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to bring a school supply to donate at the event for Indy BackPack Attack, a local program that provides school supplies for students in need.
PARKING: Free in the South Lot
Schedule of Events
• Colts Cheerleader Autographs: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
• On-field activities: Play60 Zone, Colts Inflatables, Photo Opportunities and more! 2:00pm - 4:00pm
• Team Autographs: 5:00pm-5:20pm *Autographs are not guaranteed.
• Full team practice: 5:30pm
• Limited edition Mini Camp poster to the first 5,000 fans
• Colts Rumage Sale - Benefiting Colts Foundation
Event Supported by American Family Insurance, Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance.
Join The Fan's Big Joe at Bankers Life Fieldhouse before the Indiana Fever game for your chance to pick up a family 5 pack of tickets for the Donatos VIP Party taking place on Thursday, July 4th! Watch the Donatos Downtown Freedom Blast fireworks in style from the Indiana War Memorial downtown this Independence Day -- with free Donatos pizza and drinks, prime seats and more! Courtesy of your friends at Donatos & FM 107.5/1070 The Fan.
Join The Fan on Thursday, June 13th, 2013 for the 4th annual Caroline Symmes Memorial Celebrity Softball Challenge presented by The Tony Stewart Foundation taking place at Victory Field, home of the Indianapolis Indians.
Last year’s event was a huge success with over 40 celebrities in attendance. Celebrities included Peyton Manning, Danny Granger, Gary Brackett, Dwight Freeney, Miss Indiana and Jeff Foster, Michael Grady, to name a few. Roy Hibbert, All Star Center for the Indiana Pacers and Robert Mathis, All Pro Defensive End for the Indianapolis Colts, will once again host the event.This 5th annual event is a 7-inning celebrity softball game between players of the major professional sports teams in Indiana along with mascots, media personalities and other Indiana sports personalities. It has become a Memorial game to celebrate the life of Caroline Symmes’, one of our precious Wish children, who was involved in making this event possible. Taking place in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, fans will have the opportunity to witness their favorite hometown Superstars battle it out on the softball field.With more than 8,000 expected attendees, it is our hope that this event will continue being a family-oriented Indiana tradition with the potential of helping hundreds of Wish children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Wish kids and fans seldom have the opportunity to see their favorite athletes out of uniform. This event will bring celebrities and the community together in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
Gates open at 5:00pmHome Run Derby 6:00-7:00pmCelebrity Softball Game 7:00-9:30pm
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Join The Fan's Big Joe at the Donatos on 10th and Indiana for your chance to pick up a family 5 pack of tickets for the Donatos VIP Party taking place on Thursday, July 4th! Watch the Donatos Downtown Freedom Blast fireworks in style from the Indiana War Memorial downtown this Independence Day -- with free Donatos pizza and drinks, prime seats and more! Courtesy of your friends at Donatos & FM 107.5/1070 The Fan.
Don't miss your chance to be involved in Dan Dakich's 2nd Annual Summer of Fun! Come out and play some golf with DD and enjoy food, beverages, prizes, and much more as 1070 AM/107.5 FM The Fan heads to Lebanon for a full day of fun in the sun!
Proceeds will benefit a charity TBD! Registration begins at 9:30am, with a shot gun start to the tournament at 11:30. Did I mention the beer was free?
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