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!
It was a packed day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and plenty of fans cheered on the drivers during practice. Autographs were being signed every time I turned around. Fans swarmed the garage area keeping an eye on Simona de Silvestro’s garage and I was searching carefully for the next fan of the day. A fan wearing two hats with his hands full of autographed paraphernalia caught my eye. He seemed to be busy walking from garage to garage, but I had to interrupt his process because Josh was the definitely the next fan of the day.
How many times have you attended the Indy 500?
Josh has attended the race a couple times, but he always returns for Fast Friday and Pole Day. When it comes to attending IMS events, you can usually find Josh around Brickyard 400 time.
Which 100th anniversary event are you most looking forward to?
Next Saturday (A.J. Foyt Day) an autograph session featuring hundreds of past drivers is taking place and Josh can’t wait to add to his autograph collection.
What makes the 100th anniversary special to you?
Just being able to hang around the garage area and collect autographs adds to Josh’s 100th anniversary experience. Last year he managed to get 50 autographs on one hat and all in one day. He’s working towards the same thing this year.
What is one thing that always brings you back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?
Coming back every year for the Indy 500 is all about the fan involvement for Josh. He loves that fans have more access to the garage area and Gasoline Alley than the Brickyard 400.
Which current driver would you like to see win this year’s Indy 500?
Josh would love to see Paul Tracy or Will Power win this year. On the other hand, he thinks it would also be cool to see Helio win a fourth Indy 500.
If you could choose any driver from the past to win this year’s Indy 500 who would it be?
Johnny Rutherford. “He’s a legend,” said Josh.
What is your favorite racing memory?
Every race is a great memory for Josh. He couldn’t choose just one memory that was the best. He is a fan of all kinds of racing and enjoys seeing any and all races.
In your opinion, which food is best with Cholula Hot Sauce?
“Probably tacos,” said Josh.