IMS Awaits May
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Indianapolis 500 Oldtimers
Founded in 1961, the mission of the Indianapolis 500 Oldtimers is to provide guidance for the younger racing generation, bring about recognition of persons outstanding at the Indianapolis 500, promote fellowship among its members and further the interest of automobile racing generally.
Members shall be persons having been engaged actively in the Indianapolis 500 for 20 years or more from date of membership application. Those who qualify and wish to be considered for membership should contact an active member of the club to sponsor their application.
One of the benefits of Oldtimers membership is a quarterly newsletter full of Indianapolis 500 information and historical features. The newsletter is printed and mailed to members, but members also can view it on this website by registering through the tab above. Shortly after registration, members will receive their Members Section password in a separate email.
Want to see what’s happening in the News Corner? Click the button in the Members section for the latest information.
And be sure to read the “My Favorite 500 Moment” section, stories from our Members that all of us can relate to.
The 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 is May 30, 2021.
My Favorite '500' Moment
As we approach spring, we are hoping the COVID numbers keep going down and the vaccinations keep going up, so we can return to something near normal. At this time we are moving forward planning the Oldtimer events in May. These events take advance planning, so we have put all the wheels in motion towards having successful gatherings. Clcik on the events section of this website for details as they stand. The link is provided here: https://500oldtimers.com/services/
The Board of Directors would like to thank Brad Boss and his family for gifting our 20-year members with Cross Pens, engraved with their names and the Oldtimer logo. If you have not read the story on this racing family in our last newsletter, make sure you go back and take a look.
Brickyard weekend 2021
IMS has made changes to its NASCAR weekend format, adding a new NTT INDYCAR SERIES race to the program that includes the Cup and Xfinity Series. The event will be Aug. 13-15. And, in a twist, the Cup cars will join the other two divisions in racing on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. NBC will carry all three races. The Brickyard 400 was first held on the oval track in 1994.
The countdown to the 105th Indianapolis 500 on May 30, 2021:
(Photo Courtesy of INDYCAR Photo)
April 18: Barber Motorsports Park, NBC, 3 p.m.
April 25: St. Petersburg, Fla., NBC, Noon
May 1: Texas Motor Speedway, NBCSN, 7 p.m.
May 2: Texas Motor Speedway, NBCSN, 5 p.m.
May 15: Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, NBC, 2:30 p.m.
May 30: Indianapolis 500, NBC, 11 a.m.
June 12: Detroit, NBC, 2 p.m.
June 13: Detroit, NBC, Noon
June 20: Road America, NBCSN, Noon
July 4: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, NBC, Noon
July 11: Exhibition Place, Toronto, NBCSN, Noon
Aug. 8: Nashville, Tenn., NBCSN, 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 14: Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, NBCSN, 12:30 p.m.
Aug. 21: World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, NBCSN, 8 p.m.
Sept. 12: Portland International Raceway, NBC, 3 p.m.
Sept. 19: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, NBC, 3 p.m.
Sept. 26: Long Beach, NBCSN, 3 p.m.
— All times listed are start of TV broadcast ET.
2020 Indianapolis 500
Congratulations to Takuma Sato and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for winning the 104th Indianapolis 500.
(Photo Courtesy of IMS Photo)