Military recognized at pre-race ceremony

(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley, file)

Speedway, Ind. (WISH) – A pre-race ceremony tradition honoring the United States military will also feature a special four plane flyover.

Military members will march in uniform to “Taps” down the front straightaway on Sunday. At the end of the national anthem, four L-39 Albatros will fly over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the pre-race flyover in honor of United States air power.

Fans can also enjoy Indianapolis 500 legend Jim Nabors. He will sing “Back Home Again in Indiana” for the 35th and final time on Sunday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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