Yes, the Indy 500 Fan of the Day program is back and we’re ready to find the best fans Indianapolis Motor Speedway has to offer! This year, Cholula Hot Sauce became a sponsor of Fan of the Day and will award prizes to the lucky fan chosen each day.
We’ve seen how fun, crazy, and excited you fans can be and we’re asking you to bring all those qualities to the Speedway for the rest of May. Winners will receive a 4-pack of sauces, a t-shirt, and a 2ft. tall trophy bottle of Cholula Hot Sauce. Their picture will also be featured on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway website and Cholula’s Facebook page. Love hot sauce? Head on over to their Facebook page and let them know you caught the Fan of the Day!
Today’s Fan of the Day is a youngster with an impressive Indy 500 track record (no pun intended). The drivers know her by name and have even asked for her autograph. Needless to say, Bailey is a bit of a celebrity herself. She comes to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year prepared with hand-made crafts to hand out to the drivers. It was a bit chilly to say the least, but Bailey stood with her parents in the “Alley Cats” designated area waiting for drivers to pass, just as they have in many previous years. “It’s this little girl’s lucky day,” I thought. Little did I know, it was actually my lucky day. I was about to have an opportunity to speak with the widely-known Bailey.
How many times have you attended the Indy 500?
My whole life, was Bailey’s first answer. Then decided she has been to the race about 10 times. For a youngster like Bailey, 10 Indy 500’s is an impressive statistic.
Which 100th anniversary event are you most looking forward to?
Bailey can’t wait for the actual race. Also, being around the IndyCar drivers is something Bailey always looks forward to.
What makes the 100th anniversary special to you?
Bailey loves seeing all the drivers and handing out her crafts to them. She makes personalized key chains and foam door ornaments for the drivers. Just today Bailey gave Scott Dixon her present for him and he gave her the hat right off his head. I must admit, I’m a bit jealous. Bailey also has a scheduled two-seater ride this week, definitely something she can’t wait for!
What is one thing that always brings you back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?
Bailey comes back to IMS time and time again because she always has a great time and makes great memories. Being at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is always an exciting time for her.
Which current driver would you like to see win this year’s Indy 500?
“Dan Wheldon,” Bailey said without hesitation. “I’m his #1 fan!”
What is your favorite racing memory?
Last year Jay Howard asked Bailey for her autograph. She was only the second person to sign his helmet, an honor indeed.
In your opinion, which food is best with Cholula Hot Sauce?
Chicken tenders is Bailey’s favorite food to eat with Cholula Hot Sauce.