DAYTONA 500 WINNER'S TROPHY ON DISPLAY AT HALL OF FAME MUSEUM Fans can view Harley J. Earl Trophy along with Borg-Warner Trophy INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 -- The Harley J. Earl Daytona 500 Perpetual trophy, which honors every winner...
DAYTONA 500 WINNER'S TROPHY ON DISPLAY AT HALL OF FAME MUSEUM
Fans can view Harley J. Earl Trophy along with Borg-Warner Trophy
INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 -- The Harley J. Earl Daytona 500 Perpetual trophy, which honors every winner of the Daytona 500, has made a rare voyage away from Daytona International Speedway to be displayed during Indianapolis 500 Race Week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
The Hall of Fame Museum is located in the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Racing Capital of the World.
The trophy, which weighs more than 100 pounds, will be on display through Monday, May 31, side-by-side with the famed Borg-Warner Trophy, which honors every winner of the Indianapolis 500.
"We're happy to welcome the arrival of the Harley J. Earl Daytona 500 Perpetual trophy to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway," said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corp. president and chief executive officer. "It will be a great thrill for our fans to see beautiful trophies representing two of the greatest races in the world."
Only two car owners, both who whom have entries in the 2010 Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 30, can say they share a unique bond with the Harley J. Earl and the Borg-Warner Trophy. Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi have the distinction of being the only two owners to win the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500.
Penske has won the Indianapolis 500 a record 15 times as an owner and also won the 50th running of the Daytona 500 in 2008 with driver Ryan Newman. Ganassi has been the sole or co-owner of three Indianapolis 500-winning entries and earlier this year was victorious in the 52nd annual Daytona 500 with driver Jamie McMurray.
No owner has won the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500 in the same year.
2010 Indy 500 tickets: Tickets for the 2010 Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 30, are on sale now. Race Day ticket prices start at just $20.
Fans can order tickets online at www.imstix.com, call the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or visit the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street. Online orders can be made at any time. Hours for phone orders and the ticket office are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.
Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.