The Borg-Warner Trophy, arguably the greatest trophy in sports (not arguable here, of course), weighs about 110 pounds but puts on a few more ounces every year with the addition of the newest Indianapolis 500 winner.
Other iconic sports trophies add names — hockey’s Stanley Cup and the British Open’s Claret Jug, to name two — but the Borg is unique in adding a bas-relief likeness of the winner, sculpted by acclaimed artist William Behrends.
To see one’s image on the Borg-Warner is to see racing immortality. How must that feel? Alexander Rossi, winner of the 100th Indy 500, will find out tonight as his likeness is unveiled at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. (The public is invited to attend at 5 p.m. at no additional cost atop museum admission.) Here’s snapshots of the nights where the 97th, 98th and 99th “500” champions met their images on the Borg-Warner.