DANICA'S INDY WING ON DISPLAY IN IMS HALL OF FAME MUSEUM INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Aug. 29, 2005 -- "The Wing" is back at the place that made it famous and one of the hottest motorsports collectible items in recent memory -- the Indianapolis Motor...
DANICA'S INDY WING ON DISPLAY IN IMS HALL OF FAME MUSEUM
INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Aug. 29, 2005 -- "The Wing" is back at the place that made it famous and one of the hottest motorsports collectible items in recent memory -- the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The damaged front wing from the No. 16 Rahal Letterman Racing Argent Pioneer Panoz/Honda/Firestone driven by Danica Patrick in the 89th Indianapolis 500 was placed on display this week in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
Patrick autographed the wing, which was damaged when she collided with Panther Racing driver Tomas Enge during the Indy 500, in early June before it was placed on eBay for a charity auction by Panther. Patrick finished fourth and became the first woman to lead the Indianapolis 500 en route to being named JPMorgan Chase Rookie of the Year.
The wing will be at the Museum on a short-term basis until it is returned to its owner, J.B. Moresco of Los Angeles. Moresco paid $42,650.01 in an eBay auction in June to win the wing. The proceeds were donated to Panther's charity, Best Buddies Indiana, which matches developmentally disabled people with mentors.
The Hall of Fame Museum, one of the world's premier automotive museums, is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and features extended hours to reflect open gate times during May activities. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for ages 6-15, and children under age 6 are admitted free. For more information, contact the Museum welcome desk at (317) 492-6784.
2006 Indy 500 tickets: The 90th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 28, 2006. Fans are encouraged to submit their ticket renewals, upgrades and orders for the race to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as soon as possible. The most convenient, fastest method is online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com. Fans also can purchase tickets, camping or parking for the 90th Indianapolis 500 through the IMS ticket office at (800) 822-INDY.