Tale of the Tape: Borg-Warner Trophy vs. Stanley Cup

Published On November 16, 2015 » 2884 Views» By John Schwarb » Blogs, IMS, Indy 500, INDYCAR Grand Prix

Last Thursday night, the Yard of Bricks hosted a rare meeting as the Borg-Warner Trophy and Stanley Cup sat inches from each other for a photo opportunity.

The Borg-Warner, of course, lives at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and is the most famous trophy in motorsports. But the Stanley Cup, hockey’s Holy Grail, rarely comes to town; among its more recent appearances were 2010 (USHL All-Star Game) and 2001 (at an Indianapolis 500 practice day for an ABC promotional shoot).

Thanks to the Indy Fuel, the Stanley Cup stopped off for a special visit that delighted staff in attendance and thousands of fans of both racing and hockey on social media. And then the comparisons began – which trophy is cooler? Which one is harder to win? Which would you rather spend the day with?

We’re a little biased so we won’t answer those questions, but here’s our Tale of the Tape for the two incredible trophies:



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John Schwarb

I joined the Indianapolis Motor Speedway communications team in July 2014 and love sharing stories from the World Capital of Racing, particularly its rich history. Most of my professional career has been in racing or golf, so if I'm not in the IMS media center, the office at 16th and Georgetown or milling around Gasoline Alley, maybe I'll be standing over a birdie putt at Brickyard Crossing. Follow us at @IMS or drop me a line at @JohnSchwarb and come back to the blog often for more stories.