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!
The sun has finally decided to shine on IMS once again and the stands have been packed with fans waiting to watch practice. However, it wasn’t the stands where I found our next fan of the day, it was Gasoline Alley. I was walking through the garages when everything came to a halt because the A.J. Foyt Enterprises team with Vitor Meira’s car was pulling back into Gasoline Alley. Numerous fans had stopped to let the team through when I spotted our fan of the day. He was sporting his Tony Kanaan shirt and held a helmet covered in autographs. Chad was pleased to be our fan of the day and his friends joined in on some of the answers as well.
How many times have you attended the Indy 500?
Chad has been to the actual Indy 500 race about five times. His first race was when he was a kid, probably around eight years old.
Which 100th anniversary event are you most looking forward to?
The race itself.
What makes the 100th anniversary special to you?
Chad is enjoying all the centennial activities this year. He has loved seeing all the old drivers around. It makes the 100th anniversary more special to Chad.
What is one thing that always brings you back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?
The treatment of the fans is why Chad always finds himself at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year. He loves that fans can have access to the garage area and Gasoline Alley and can be up close and personal with the drivers.
Which current driver would you like to see win this year’s Indy 500?
Chad would love to see Tony Kanaan win this year’s 100th anniversary race. He loves TK because of the way he treats his fans. “He’s always very courteous,” said Chad.
If you could choose any driver from the past to win this year’s Indy 500 who would it be?
Chad’s friends answered right away with “J.R., J.R.”. “Yea, it would definitely have to be Johnny Rutherford,” Chad said.
What is your favorite racing memory?
Every time Chad has been in the garage area at Indy with his brother just walking around getting autographs and watching the drivers and teams do their thing has been his favorite racing memory.
In your opinion, which food is best with Cholula Hot Sauce?
“What can’t you eat with Cholula?” Chad and his friends are definite Cholula fans. They said they always use the Cholula at the Indy concession stands on their hot dogs or whatever they order that day.