Rutherford Takes Laps in 1980 Chaparral to Kick Off 2010 Indy 500 Ticket Sales

Monday, Sept. 14 ? Tickets for the May 30, 2010 Indianapolis 500 went on sale Monday, September 14th. To commemorate the occasion, Johnny Rutherford took to the Speedway in the bright yellow #4 Pennzoil Chaparral/Cosworth with which he won his third Indy 500 on May 25, 1980.

Wearing the same helmet he wore in 1980, Rutherford suited up and took the car, which is permanently housed in the Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, on to the Speedway for a couple of laps.

After coming off the track, Rutherford commented, ?It has a few more creaks and groans then it had 30 years ago, but it was a real treat to drive it again.?

Tickets for the 2010 race, which is part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Centennial Era, commemorating 100 years from the time the track was constructed in 1909 to the first running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1911, start as low as $20 and are available three different ways.

To purchase tickets online, visit the tickets section of Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 317-492-6700 or 800-822-INDY (4369), or in person at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street in Speedway, Indiana.

Online order can be placed at any time. Phone order and in-person sales hours are from 8 a.m.?5 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday-Friday.

To order tickets for groups of 20 or more, contact the IMS Group Sales Department at 866-221-8775 for more information.

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