500 Festival

Danica Patrick to join NBC's Indy 500 team

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Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico.Read more

IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt named 500 Festival parade Grand Marshal

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The 2019 IPL 500 Festival Parade now has a Grand Marshal, former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt. Schmidt is the co-owner of Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.Read more

Runners getting ready for 3-miler on Saturday

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Despite the cold temperatures, runners till be taking over some downtown Indianapolis streets Saturday morning for the 3-miler.Read more


2019 IPL 500 Festival Parade unveils new theme

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The theme is meant to pay tribute to the many traditions, new and old, that lead up to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.Read more

500 Festival seeks 3,500 volunteers for February through May events

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The 500 Festival is seeking a few good volunteers.Read more

500 Festival seeks entertainers to perform along Mini-Marathon route

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The 500 Festival is now accepting applications for acts to perform along the route of next year's race.Read more

'Team Eva' sets pace for 2019 One America 500 Festival Mini Marathon

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For every person who beats that time in May, $1.00 will be donated to Kor's "Candles Holocaust Museum" in Terre Haute.Read more

500 Festival mini-mini Kids Run registration open

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Register your mini runner for the 2018 mini-mini.Read more

PHOTOS: Celebrities, bands, IndyCar drivers cheered on at IPL 500 Festival Parade

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The rain held off for the thousands in attendance at the IPL 500 Festival Parade on Saturday. Actors, singers and marching bands joined IndyCar drivers in the build-up...Read more


Crowd of 300,000 watch the IPL 500 Festival Parade

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Floats, balloons and bands join the 33 drivers starting Sunday's Indianapolis 500 for today's 62nd IPL 500 Festival Parade through downtown. Watch it live on WTHR.Read more

Annual 500 Festival Memorial Service honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice

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It happened Friday during the noon hour at downtown’s Indiana War Memorial.Read more