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IMS, host committee launch community countdown to Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The 100th Running Host Committee, in association with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, has launched a 33-day community countdown to the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

The countdown is presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. They will be using number panels from the historic IMS scoring pylon. Pieces of the iconic 97 foot scoring pylon that was on the front straightaway of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 1994-2014 will be used.

“This collaboration between IMS and the Host Committee will bring everyone closer to an iconic piece of Hoosier history and fuel even more anticipation for the monumental 100th Running,” said Hulman & Company Senior Vice President of Events Allison Melangton. “I’m so thrilled to add this to the fantastic list of activations led by our wonderful community volunteers.”

The number panels from the pylon will be placed around central Indiana including spots like The Humane Society of Indianapolis, The Indianapolis Arts Garden the YMCA at City way and the City Market.

See the full list of where the pylon numbers will be placed below:

Tuesday 4/26/2016 33 Butler University – Atherton Union Bookstore
Wednesday 4/27/2016 32 English Foundation Building (Central Indiana Community Foundation)
Thursday 4/28/2016 31 One America Tower lobby
Friday 4/29/2016 30 Event: Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House/Host: Stutz Art Gallery
Saturday 4/30/2016 29 Event: Indy Ultimate Host: Indiana Sports Corp
Sunday 5/1/2016 28 Indianapolis Museum of Art
Monday 5/2/2016 27 University of Indianapolis – Schwitzer Student Center
Tuesday 5/3/2016 26 Humane Society of Indianapolis
Wednesday 5/4/2016 25 Haughville Public Library
Thursday 5/5/2016 24 Indianapolis Artsgarden
Friday 5/6/2016 23 Event: First Friday 100th Running Porch Party/Host: Harrison Center for the Arts
Saturday 5/7/2016 22 Event: Rev Host: IU Methodist Hospital
Sunday 5/8/2016 21 Jockamo’s Irvington
Monday 5/9/2016 20 Indiana State Museum
Tuesday 5/10/2016 19 Central Library
Wednesday 5/11/2016 18 Visit Indy
Thursday 5/12/2016 17 Avondale Meadows YMCA
Friday 5/13/2016 16 Event: Festival on Main/Host: Town of Speedway
Saturday 5/14/2016 15 The Tube Factory in Garfield Park (Big Car)
Sunday 5/15/2016 14 IndyGo
Monday 5/16/2016 13 New Day Craft Tasting Room
Tuesday 5/17/2016 12 Indianapolis Urban League
Wednesday 5/18/2016 11 IndyHub
Thursday 5/19/2016 10 YMCA at CityWay
Friday 5/20/2016 9 Event: Rock IN Roar/Host: Downtown Indy
Saturday 5/21/2016 8 Town of Speedway
Sunday 5/22/2016 7 Nora Public Library
Monday 5/23/2016 6 La Plaza
Tuesday 5/24/2016 5 Indianapolis Power & Light Monument Circle Windows
Wednesday 5/25/2016 4 Indianapolis City Market
Thursday 5/26/2016 3 Pogue’s Run Grocer
Friday 5/27/2016 2 Sun King Brewing Downtown Tasting Room
Saturday 5/28/2016 1 Indianapolis Motor Speedway