Here's a deal you don't want to miss.
The first 125 fans who pass through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum door after 4 p.m. Dec. 3 to be part of the bas relief unveil of 2014 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay on the Borg-Warner Trophy will receive the following stocking stuffers from BorgWarner with their $10 paid admission:
A Borg-Warner Trophy history and fact poster and brochure, key chain, race car pen, 500 Mile Race champion's wreath fact sheet, and mobile phone case. A walkabout of the museum also is included with the admission before the ceremony begins at 5 p.m.
The Andretti Autosport driver held off three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves by .0600 of a second -- the second-closest margin of victory in race history -- on May 25 to earn his first victory in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." Hunter-Reay and Team Penske's Castroneves engaged in a hair-raising six-lap shootout to the finish.
With an Indianapolis 500 victory comes the honor of having one’s image affixed to the trophy. Separate squares are reserved on the sterling-silver body, on which each winner’s name, average speed and winning year are engraved.
Hunter-Reay's image will be the 101st face to appear on the iconic trophy. The Borg-Warner Trophy features the face of the winner of all 98 Indianapolis 500 Mile Races, including two years in which co-drivers assisted the primary driver to Victory Lane, and former IMS owner Anton "Tony" Hulman.
In 1935, the Borg-Warner Automotive Company (now called BorgWarner) commissioned designer Robert J. Hill and Spaulding-Gorham, Inc., of Chicago, to create the trophy at a cost of $10,000. Unveiled at a 1936 dinner hosted by then-Speedway owner Eddie Rickenbacker, the Borg-Warner Trophy was officially declared the annual prize for Indianapolis 500 victors. It was first presented that year to champion Louis Meyer.
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