Indy 500 starting field making the rounds across North America today


Verizon IndyCar Series drivers fanned out across North America today to spread the word for the few who haven't heard that the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil takes place Sunday.

2016 Media Tour LocationsFrom New York City to Phoenix, Toronto to Dallas and Miami to Milwaukee, all 33 starters in this year's field were on the move today for the annual Indy 500 multi-city media tour. Among the notable cities and events scheduled today are:

Indianapolis 500 pole sitter James Hinchcliffe, 2014 Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay, two-time Verizon IndyCar Series race winner Marco Andretti and Andretti Autosport's Townsend Bell heading to the Big Apple. They were seen driving a street-legal two-seat Indy car on the streets of Manhattan and will later take photos with some historic Indy cars using the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge as a backdrop.

Tony Kanaan, the 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner, is making the rounds at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut, including stops on "SportsCenter." ESPN produces the Indianapolis 500 race broadcast that will air on ABC beginning at 11 a.m. ET Sunday.

Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves will throw out the ceremonial first pitch in Chicago tonight before the White Sox take on the Cleveland Indians. Likewise, JR Hildebrand will do the same in St. Louis before the Cardinals take on the rival Chicago Cubs in an ESPN game.

Follow along here throughout the day as updates the travels of the 33 Indy 500 drivers.

Hey. Pretty decent first pitch from @IndyCar driver @JRHildebrand here at Busch Stadium. #Indy500

Indianapolis 500 rookies @AlexanderRossi @SpencerPigot @MattyBrabs @maxchilton visited today. Best of Luck guys!

Great visit with @SageKaram & @mikhailaleshin today! Good luck at the #Indy500! @IMS 🏁

We found our driver. @josefnewgarden is ready to try some world-famous Anchor Bar wings! #INDYCARWGI

.@GrahamRahal and @CBellRacing showing up in style! #NLTX

Leave it to @edcarpenter20, @simonpagenaud and @BourdaisOnTrack to find a way to race on media day. #Indy500

. @racewithinsulin taking a tour of @OhioStatehouse! #Indy500

.@TonyKanaan is visiting @espn today on the #Indy500 media tour! #INDYCAR #INDYRIVALS

Great time with @PippaMann, @IndyCar driver & partner of @SusanGKomen! Good luck in the #Indy500 this weekend!🏁🏎

Heading back to Indy after some promotion for the #ABCSupply500 Thanks @poconoraceway see you in August!

HIGHLIGHTS: @tagliani and @TakumaSatoRacer during their media tour in Toronto #Indy500 #indyTO

Here we go! Going live on @foxandfriends with @MarcoAndretti, @RyanHunterReay, @12WillPower and @Hinchtown! #Indy500

.@MCWilliamsNews playing a quick game of HORSE with @ConorDaly22 for #Indy500 and @roadamerica media tour. @IndyCar

@KevinLee23 Great interview with @stef_wilson. Dayton is #2 in the U.S. for Indy 500 TV ratings. #Indy500MediaDay

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