Gabby Chaves honored at Fastest Rookie Luncheon

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Gabby Chaves was honored on Tuesday at the Fastest Rookie Luncheon.  Chaves will start in the tenth row for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.

The Bryan Huerta driver won the Indy Lights race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last season and told 24-Hour News 8 that experience is key.

“I think any amount of experience you can gain here at IMS will definitely help you,” said Chaves.  “Especially in your first year in the Indy 500, and having won here last year, I feel confident driving in a race situation. I feel confident in making passes, and I think that’s going to help me in my first race here.”

Helio Castroneves was the last rookie to win the Indianapolis 500, doing so in 2001. 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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