Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett kicked off the Memorial Day game, standing with uniformed service members and speaking about freedom.
Included in his multi-million dollar prize is $50,000 for rookie of the year honors.
It started at 9:30 a.m. with patriotic music by the 38th Division Quintet.
“Someone took time out of their life to care about every one of these people. It’s so special.”
“You don’t become a ninja in a day. It’s a process.”
They say they will be back for next year’s race.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information on the man’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
The coroner said the deaths are “most likely accidental” and no foul play is suspected.
After joining Dave Barras on set, Larry shared the snake with a reluctant Randy Ollis.
Authorities have positively identified the body as that of of 20-year-old Christopher Demarrco Easton.
Police say the driver of the van took off after the crash.
Dozens of non-profit organizations are spending the first part of their Memorial Day cleaning up what 350,000 race fans left behind.
IMS released next years logo last week and Leaders say the red, white and blue logo captures the patriotism of the 500.