Breakfast at The Brickyard Lines up Speaker

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A two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 will be the speaker at next month's 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard. Al Unser Jr. will address the annual event at the Speedway. He won the race in 1992 and 1994. April 11, 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS (April 11, 2014) – Two-time Indianapolis 500® winner Al Unser, Jr. will speak at the 2014 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by ProLiance Energy on Saturday, May 17 at 8:30 a.m. at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s® Plaza Pavilion.

Al Unser, Jr. is a two-time Indianapolis 500 champion in 1992 and 1994. His 1992 win is one of the most memorable races of all time; defeating Scott Goodyear by .043 of a second, the closest finish in the history of the Indianapolis 500. Unser ran the Indy 500 19 times, with an amazing 10 Top 10 finishes. Unser also clinched two IndyCar championships with a total of 34 wins. Unser is a two-time IROC winner (International Race of Champions) and two-time winner of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2009. Al Unser, Jr. is the son of four-time Indy 500 champion, Al Unser, Sr.

During this event, guests will enjoy a hearty Hoosier breakfast, take a lap around the famed oval in their vehicle (weather permitting), tour the garages and experience Qualifications for the 2014 Indianapolis 500® (immediately following the event). Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will salute Hoosier mayors from across the state in attendance in celebration of the month of May in Indiana. In addition, the 2014 500 Festival Queen will be crowned.

This event is open to the public. Individual tickets are available for $60 and corporate and community tables are available for $750. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the 500 Festival at (317) 614-6400.

The 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by ProLiance Energy is sponsored by Ice Miller, AAA Travel, Crowe Horwath, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, WIBC and WTHR Channel 13.

The 500 Festival, a not-for-profit volunteer organization, was created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the greatest race in the world. Over the past 57 years, the 500 Festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation. The mission of the 500 Festival is to produce life-enriching events and programs while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and fostering positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana.Source: 500 Festival