SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) – Alexander Rossi is basking in the glory of victory after a stunning upset at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. His job as the winner is only just starting.
Some might think after victory lane the driver takes their check and heads home, but Rossi’s got a full schedule of events Monday.
Rossi will head back to the track with his team for a photo on the front straightaway at 9:30 a.m. Then Rossi will talk to the media at 11:30 a.m. At 5 p.m. there’s an Indianapolis 500 Victory Celebration Red Carpet event at the JW Marriott. Finally at 7 p.m. Ross will attend the Indianapolis 500 Celebration event to finish off the day.
It was a stunning upset for the rookie who is now a worldwide name in racing and with so much excitement fans, both old and new say they’re hooked. In terms of how many potential new fans IndyCar may have gained from the 100th it’s hard to tell. The official attendance numbers should be released to give IndyCar an idea.
IMS officials are already looking head to next year and it all starts on Memorial Day. IMS released next years logo last week and Leaders say the red, white and blue logo captures the patriotism of the 500.
Starting at 12:01 a.m., fans have 500 hours to purchase their tickets for the 101st running of the Indy 500. Those who do so will be able to keep their current seats at a decent price or be first in line for upgrades.
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