ADVISORY, May 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
2017 Indianapolis 500 winner, Takuma Sato, who became the first Japanese driver to win the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” when he edged three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves by .2011 seconds, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square and ring the opening bell.
Sato’s historic win marks the 5th Indianapolis 500 win for Andretti Autosport and the third win for the Team in the past four years. The 101st Running of the Indy 500, the crown jewel of the Verizon IndyCar Series season, took place over Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, May 28.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
Indy 500 Media Contact:
Susan Bradshaw Crowther
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About Indianapolis 500
The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s most prestigious auto race and an iconic American tradition. It has taken place annually since 1911 except for America’s involvement in world wars from 1917-18 and 1942-45. The world’s greatest drivers have competed in the 500-mile race on the 2.5-mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 101 editions of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” with the winners earning the traditional drink of milk, a spot on the famous Borg-Warner Trophy and racing immortality. The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s largest single-day spectator sporting event, attracting crowds of approximately 300,000 every Memorial Day weekend.
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