On May 25 starting at 1pm EDT, just five days before the Indianapolis 500, Macy’s and IZOD will welcome the top drivers of the 2010 Indianapolis 500 to Herald Square for interviews and an autograph session. The drivers, who will be dressed in their Race Day uniforms, hail from a multitude of countries – including three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves of Brazil, 2009 IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti of Scotland, current IZOD IndyCar Series points leader Will Power of Australia, two-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon of New Zealand. From the United States, Danica Patrick, the first woman to win an IndyCar car race , and 2008 Rookie of the Year, Ryan Hunter-Reay, who is sponsored by IZOD, will also appear. Additionally, 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti will attend.
Macy’s stores in Indianapolis and its flagship in Chicago will also feature the “In Pursuit of Fast” exhibit and several opportunities for fans to meet their favorite drivers – both past and present, including legendary Indy 500 winners Al Unser Jr., Rick Mears, Johnny Rutherford, and Arie Luyendyk, who have a total of 11 combined Indy 500 wins between them. (See below for opening dates and marquee elements by market.) Macy’s is also featuring the partnership among these three American icons – Macy’s, IZOD and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – on a micro-site, www.macys.com/IZOD.
With access to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum’s rich archive of original art and design, the IZOD designers have created a track-inspired clothing line to mark this historic celebration and have partnered with Macy’s as the exclusive retailer for the collection. The new “Winning Car Series” apparel collection, including vintage-style tees that celebrate the first Indianapolis 500 winner, the 1911 Marmon Wasp, along with the 1939-40 Maserati and the 1948 Novi, is available only at select Macy’s nationwide and on macys.com. Additional Indy-inspired graphic tees by IZOD will be available at all Macy’s stores and on macys.com. The IZOD IndyCar Series apparel collection is available now with prices ranging from $14.98 to $65 for the graphic tees, vintage tees and golf polos.