Big Machine Records To Sponsor Dario Franchitti For Indy 500, Martina McBride To Sing National Anthem
May 25, 2012 at 7:41 AM (PT)
BIG MACHINE RECORDS has announced that the company is sponsoring DARIO FRANCHITTI’s number 50 car during the INDY500 this SUNDAY (5/27). The BIG MACHINE RECORDS logo will appear on FRANCHITTI’s helmet and fire suit during the race, which will be broadcast live on ABC beginning at noon (ET). Last year the company was a sponsor for the late DAN WHELSON’s winning car.
"Winning the INDY 500 is the pinnacle of auto sport achievements and DAN's dramatic last-lap win last year will be with us always. DARIO was a great friend to DAN and we're honored that he will carry our defending champion's logo on SUNDAY. Let's not forget that DARIO is no stranger to VICTOORY LANE at INDY, previously winning the 500 mile race twice … And let's not be surprised if he again finds his way first to the checkers," said BIG MACHINE Pres./CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA.
REBUBLIC NASHVILLE artist MARTINA McBRIDE will also take part in the race this weekend, singing the “National Anthem” during pre-race ceremonies at the INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY.
For ticketing and additional information on the INDY500, visit indianapolismotorspeedway.com.