The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge which takes place on Sunday August 23 may have changed considerably due the COVID 19 global pandemic however one thing remains the same and that is Winners Drink Milk!

Three time Indianapolis 500 winner Louis Meyer began this tradition in 1936 when he asked for butter milk when he pulled into victory lane.

The tradition took a brief hiatus from 1947-55 but was brought back in 1956. In 2020, many Indianapolis 500 traditions will disappear, most notably, the race has moved from its traditional last Sunday in May to August without fans, the balloons may not be released however we will still have a race winner and they will receieve their bottle of iced cold milk.

This year’s Indianapolis 500 was due to celebrate the #HoosierHeros who worked incredibly hard during the COVID-19 pandemic and although that plan has like everything else has changed the important thing is they are thought about on race day.

Everyone from, first responders, grocery store workers, sanitation workers, farmers, volunteers, teachers and police officers who are all Hoosier Heros.

When it comes to the track, Paddock Eye understands that 2,500 workers will be in attendance at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on race day which includes police officers, track officials, select media, team personnel and medical staff.

Everyone entering the Speedway will have to wear face masks and will have their temperature checked. There may be no fans this year, however we have a RACE and and it will be exciting.

On Sunday August 23, Winners Drink Milk!

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