The green flag for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 28 embarked on its green flag relay to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in recent days.
Dan Smith of NTT DATA, the title sponsor of IndyCar and partner to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway brought the flag along to Antarctica, marking its first pitstop on its way to Indy.
Continuing its international travels, the green flag made a return visit to Sweden, the home country of Marcus Ericsson, defending Indianapolis 500 winner and Chip Ganassi Racing driver. In addition to enjoying action with Huski Chocolate athletes, the green flag traveled to Stockholm for the Idrottsgalan 2023 Swedish sports awards gala Jan. 16 at Avicii Arena. Ericsson was nominated for Performance of the Year.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J Douglas Boles commented saying:
The Indianapolis 500 green flag is one of the most important symbols in all of motorsports, signifying the start of the world’s greatest race. “This year, the excitement continues as the green flag journeys to Antarctica, returns to Sweden and embarks on a relay to many other worldwide landmarks before returning to Indianapolis where it will be used to signal the start of this year’s race.”
Click here to view the interactive map of the flags journey.