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International cast set to vie for ‘Fastest Rookie’ honors

INDIANAPOLIS – Four rookie drivers from three continents have assembled in Indianapolis to compete for one of the most prestigious honors associated with the 500-Mile Race: the 39th annual Fastest Rookie of the Year Award.

The American Dairy Association of Indiana and its Hoosier dairy farm families have sponsored the program since its inception in 1975.

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Meyer’s thirst for buttermilk launched Indianapolis 500 Victory Circle tradition

INDIANAPOLIS – When legendary race driver Louis Meyer pulled into Victory Lane at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Memorial Day 1933 and asked for a cold glass of buttermilk to
quench his thirst after 500 grueling miles, little did anyone realize a tradition had been born.

Yet that’s exactly what happened. With his simple request, the late, great Meyer – Indy’s first
three-time winner – established a tradition that has become an endearing part of Indianapolis
lore.

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