#IndyCar-aoke taking off during 2016 Media Tour

Published On May 24, 2016 » 1290 Views» By David Craske »

In recent years, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has hosted a number of fantastic concerts. In 2014, Sammy Hagar and the Waboritas were on stage. Last year, Jane’s Addiction rocked the speedway during the Month of May. This year, the legendary group Journey is set to make our fans sing on Miller Light Carb Day.

Speaking of singing…

On Tuesday, the entire field of 33 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers competing in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil traveled throughout North America to 19 cities promoting this weekend’s race. Most drivers took to the skies to travel to their destinations, though some stayed closer to Indianapolis and took to the roads.

Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves headed north on I-65 to Chicago. Always the effervescent personality, you could tell he was excited to get the Media Tour started.

News spreads fast … the challenge came out … what drivers would join him in an impromptu #IndyCaraoke?

Indy 500 rookies Max Chilton and Matt Brabham, both heading south on I-65 to Louisville, Kentucky, were the first to chime in with a little Journey.

Not to be outdone, Graham Rahal and his wife, NHRA superstar Courtney Force, did their own rendition of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”. To be honest, we think it’s a toss-up of which duo sung it better.

Will we see other takers? Will keep you posted. In the meantime, perhaps it might be best to keep them off the concert stages – for now.

Don’t forget – this weekend, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host plenty of music to keep you singing right to the start of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Here’s a quick concert schedule for this weekend:

Friday: Miller Light Carb Day (Tickets)
4:30pm – Journey

Saturday: Legends Day Honoring Champions of the 500 presented by Firestone (Tickets)
3:45pm – Corey Cox
4:00pm – Chris Janson
5:00pm – Blake Shelton

Sunday – The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil (Tickets)
SnakePit Concert Stage
7:30am – B.O.A.T.
8:45am – DJ Mustard
10:15am – Zed’s Dead
12:25pm – Skrillex
2:00pm – Martin Garrix

About The Author

David Craske

David is webmaster & digital content strategist for INDYCAR and the Verizon IndyCar Series. He grew up on the Illinois/Indiana border listening to the '500' while his father worked at the local radio station. While still a professional newbie in racing, his passion for the sport grows stronger each season. An avid golfer, caretaker to Camber (the golden retriever), and colorful personality on Twitter - if you dare (@djcraske). Follow along on Twitter (@INDYCAR) for more blog entries and news on the series.
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