Race fans in Indianapolis had plenty to cheer about today– despite being weeks away from the new season. As part of Macy’s Santa Tour, the official Macy’s Santa visited the track to receive letters from children. For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Fans were rewarded with free admission to the Hall of Fame museum, cookies and hot chocolate, as well as a special holiday story from the big guy himself.

Santa stops by to visit the children of Indianapolis

Macy's Santa visits the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

As one IndyCar fan recently mentioned via Facebook: “I love to see the Indy(Car) drivers do good things for people. They need PR and more in the news. I really dont think that they get the mentions they deserve!”

The visit to Indianapolis Motor Speedway marks yet another charitable initiative supported by race fans this off-season. From children’s hospital visits to food drives and community donations, IndyCar fans, teams and drivers have all been decidedly, extra good this year.

Bitter cold and heavy snow covered the IMS grounds, but many fans came out, undaunted, to represent the racing community and support the charitable initiative. After visits to the Pagoda and Yard of Bricks, Santa headed inside to greet the crowd and tour the Museum. Upon closer examination of the Marmon Wasp, Santa declared that it might even be time to trade his sleigh in for an IndyCar.

Santa and his elves debate trading in his sleigh for a nicer ride

Santa Decides it might be time to trade in his Sleigh

Unable to make it out today or not from the Indianapolis-area? Check out a video from the event here.


There are 4 comments for this post.

  1. Mike on December 22, 2010 7:20 pm

    Why would they let one of Santa’s “elves” actually sit in the Marmon Wasp?!

  2. Gary Links on December 22, 2010 8:45 pm
    Gary Links

    Because Santa will be driving a new car sled this year..the Marmoun wasp sled …Merry Christmas to all

  3. AJ on December 22, 2010 10:30 pm

    How does she get to sit in that car? She has probably never been to a race in her life. I knew I should have been a modle.

  4. Terence Fischer on December 23, 2010 11:04 am
    Terence Fischer

    AJ, you should have stayed in school and learned how to spell. That “modle” will probably go to the 500 this year after spending time at the museum.

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