2017 Indianapolis 500 media tour: 21 places, 33 racers


INDIANAPOLIS - In what has become an annual Indianapolis 500 tradition, the 33 participating drivers will fan out across North America on Tuesday of race week to spread the word about "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

This year, the field for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil is scheduled to visit 21 cities in less than 24 hours. Drivers will meet with local media to discuss the race and partake in activities to increase the already-surging interest in the Indy 500, the world's largest single-day sporting event set for May 28 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The full list of the markets to be visited and drivers attending is below:
Bristol, Connecticut/ESPN: James Hinchcliffe
Buffalo: Graham Rahal
Charlotte: Will Power
Chicago: Juan Pablo Montoya
Columbus: Mikhail Aleshin
Dallas-Fort Worth: Tony Kanaan
Dayton: Jack Harvey, Zach Veach
Denver: Buddy Lazier
Detroit: Carlos Munoz, Simon Pagenaud, Spencer Pigot
Fort Wayne: Jay Howard, James Davison
Houston: Helio Castroneves
Louisville: Pippa Mann, Ed Jones
Miami-Fort Lauderdale: Oriol Servia, Gabby Chaves, Sebastian Saavedra
Milwaukee: Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball
New York: Alexander Rossi, Conor Daly, Fernando Alonso
Philadelphia: Marco Andretti, Sage Karam 
St. Louis: Ed Carpenter, Takuma Sato
San Francisco: JR Hildebrand 
Tampa-St. Petersburg: Ryan Hunter-Reay
Toronto: Scott Dixon
Washington: Josef Newgarden

Over the day, we'll collect the best images, tweets, and posts from our drivers. Let the day begin!

Shout-out to @TonyKanaan @JHNemechek for putting smiles on faces of 4,000+ kids @TXMotorSpeedway Speeding To Read assembly #INDYCAR #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/3iHsK9lgS6

.@alo_oficial with Sports Illustrated. @IndyCar #indy500 pic.twitter.com/Jo1BCLmSTG

Off to Toronto early to promote the #indy500 and @CampingWorld with @scottdixon9 #TeamGanassi @marcuslemonis pic.twitter.com/j4iJlK0Ncf

On their way to NYC for the #Indy500 media tour, @ConorDaly22, @AlexanderRossi, and @alo_oficial enjoy some time to relax on the plane. pic.twitter.com/lP5Mki6L6x

Tune in, race fans! @ConorDaly22 and @RicFlairNatrBoy are LIVE now on @nflnetwork - WOOOOOO! pic.twitter.com/pGo7UQ7reO

The #Indy500 media tour for @Hinchtown has started from the mothership in Bristol! #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/k0H8LjsF5k

For his first interview of the day, @Hinchtown hops on @SportsCenter to kick off his #Indy500 media tour #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/8GJqsQsrfU

A short hop to NYC today for @alo_oficial. He'll be talking all things @IndyCar with the media. #Indy500 pic.twitter.com/cVieggAPPz

Gaming + answering interview questions. Not as easy as they make it look! #Indy500 pic.twitter.com/8e1kc3FOPy

Dangerous stuff, asking @IndyCar drivers to decorate a helmet. @simonpagenaud @SpencerPigot @CarlosMunoz034 #Indy500 pic.twitter.com/sOM6WDLL6n

Does anyone notice a little @NormanPagenaud on this helmet design? Nice touch @simonpagenaud! #Indy500 #DetroitGP pic.twitter.com/1sGXATASn8

We're at Cap City Diner with @mikhailaleshin and @TIM_MAYsports talking #Indy500! pic.twitter.com/5tOD7DK55J

Thanks for having me @whas11rachel @terrymeiners! Happy to win my first ever roller chair race! 😂 #IndyCar #Indy500 #MediaDay pic.twitter.com/XfLUMqBEHg

A good morning, indeed- @RyanHunterReay is at the Morning Blend! @abcactionnews #Indy500 pic.twitter.com/VfPTlUQ9qJ

What's happening Miami 🙌🏽🙌🏽 @juncosracing in da House pic.twitter.com/GpcoAQit13

Big thank you to @jpmontoya for stopping by @CLTVSportsFeed today. Good luck this weekend at @IMS. #Indy500 #TeamPenske pic.twitter.com/u6adpKpFrT

.@h3lio is in Houston today promoting the #INDY500. First stop: @Fox26Houston. #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/6tndUDafBx

Thanks for having me @wave3news @DawneGeeWAVE3, and to @ChristieDutton for being such a great sport! 😂 #Twins #Indy500 #MediaDay pic.twitter.com/Hsh8c76Ore

Three of this year's #Indy500 Rookie Class, @jack_harvey42 @Edjonesracing @ZachVeach! #FRL #WinnersDrinkMilk @IMS pic.twitter.com/xoyJ0tZ9W7

We asked the students if they thought @TonyKanaan would win the #Indy500. Here's their answer: pic.twitter.com/kV1qW2IQRU

Kurt Hasen and Buddy talking racing. #Indy500 media begins in Denver! Check us out all day. PR pic.twitter.com/BvlgkvqLIQ

Media day in Miami, good memories from when living here for over ten years . Mucha y buena prensa, great setting by @teamemar. @indycar #Indy500 @rllracing #thebetsyhotel #miami #southbeach

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.@GrahamRahal will be on @am_buffalo this week to preview the #INDY500 and @WGI @IndyCar races. @WKBW pic.twitter.com/3YClqvuSEt

#Indy500 national media tour with @josefnewgarden visiting with @ForTheWin in DC pic.twitter.com/HfYJrLFnDK

Takeover Alert! @Hinchtown has taken over our Snapchat! Follow along @indycar to see how his #Indy500 media tour is going at @espn. #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/RNoUHAeHeF

.@PippaMann makes a visit to @ChurchillDowns... where a different kind of speed racing goes down 🐎 pic.twitter.com/SWBhzscEa2

It's Independence Hall in Philly with @SageKaram. Thank goodness for Mr. Washington and the 1776 declaration for our freedom. pic.twitter.com/btiv5uJHwJ

Hey Denver! Do you know that voice? Hastings & Helmer have Buddy on!! #Indy500 #TeamTeague #StalkIt -PR pic.twitter.com/gbehGeUbwR

Meanwhile, in #NewYork it's time to hang out at @Google w/ @AlexanderRossi, @ConorDaly22 & @RicFlairNatrBoy. #Indy500 pic.twitter.com/T3s1IMtv41

Coffee this AM w our racer-in-residence @JRHildebrand. Qualified on row 2 for Indy 500 this wknd! pic.twitter.com/SuNlIv8a5d

Earlier today, @Edjonesracing got to experience something new... #rookieluncheon @INDairy pic.twitter.com/wJkfdDYKZv

.@josefnewgarden takes a break from the #Indy500 national media tour for a workout at @ForTheWin and @usatodaysports pic.twitter.com/2KYb3xiwc4

IndyCar: Next stop for jpmontoya on his #Indy500 media tour in Chicago, TelemundoCHI. #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/4SHlHEh4rN

#Indy500 Media Day continues with @JayHowardRacing at @newssentinel! pic.twitter.com/PDMleY5RKE

Keeping up with the @IndyCar drivers via @instagram stories...😂 pic.twitter.com/G3JTfWHqJ4

Back on the @SportsCenter set, @Hinchtown is taping a segment for their 7 o'clock show during his #Indy500 media tour. #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/YVlyCy939R

We've made it all the way out to San Francisco to talk #Indy500 in the Bay Area! Next, @JRHildebrand will get to check out AT&T Park! pic.twitter.com/voz91yuIEZ

#Meanwhile @ Miami 😎🌴, @OriolServia, @sebsaavedra & @GabbyChaves / Mientras tanto en Miami, Oriol, Seb y Gabby 😎✌🏼#MediaDay 🎥🎤📻#GoGreen💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/LbdOCViT1n

A few more stops done! @mikhailaleshin has been busy chatting with @fox28columbus @wsyx6 @10tv AND @nbc4i. #Indy500 #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/8B8I2IMMER

What a doll! Racing great @h3lio in the studio today! #Indy500 #DWTS @abc13houston pic.twitter.com/0cwV5vcm9v

Hanging @PHLBeerGarden with @IndyCar drivers @MarcoAndretti & @SageKaram as they talk to @APgelston during #Indy500 Media Day. #indycar pic.twitter.com/HYcAfMGYrf

Found a little time in DC for some touristy travel funny with @josefnewgarden #Indy500 Had to be done. 😉 pic.twitter.com/8uuSyGJwVc

Final catch up with #IndyTO president Jeff Atkinson and that's it for today! Thanks for spending the day with us @scottdixon9! pic.twitter.com/LWgYc4P7g5

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, @ConorDaly22 & @RicFlairNatrBoy today in NYC 🗽 #Indy500Promo #WOOOOO pic.twitter.com/uEQMvwfGJK

During her #Indy500 media tour in Louisville, @PippaMann had an intense stare down competition... #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/6pXPkrkQIl

Spencer couldn't make it out to @wjrradio - so he called in! See what he has to say about the #Indy500 and @detroitgp !🏁🏁 #Indycar #IMS pic.twitter.com/CtsXIMVl8r

🎙🎥🖊📰 #Indy500 pic.twitter.com/VrDkXf2qzP

Rocky. @sagekaramofficial

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He's been a @SFGiants fan his whole life - @JRHildebrand gets to visit his favorite team's ballpark on his #Indy500 Media Day trip! pic.twitter.com/1KPKCdf2Se

Bay Area's own @JRHildebrand has a few words for the fans! #Indy500 #GoProGrandPrix pic.twitter.com/aMxIuVh1fw

Great to meet the air evacuation team @ScottAFB with @edcarpenter20 and @TakumaSatoRacer as part of our @IndyCar tour today. pic.twitter.com/FNtTlBCOpw

Meet the newest #Googlers, @AlexanderRossi and @ConorDaly22 😂 #Indy500 pic.twitter.com/XUueBMBce5

.@h3lio presented @mr_a1hunt of the @HoustonTexans an #INDY500 milk bottle outside of NRG Stadium. #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/JWD3KhPwYr

Still making the rounds in our nation's capital, @josefnewgarden drops in on the @washingtonpost and @Reuters pic.twitter.com/CI5DIzcLLm

When in Philadelphia, you must pose w/Rocky Balboa stature. It's @MarcoAndretti @SageKaram w/Rocky at today's Philly #Indy500 media tour. pic.twitter.com/tbOEx1xhPt

Best of #Indy500 media day ... @maxchilton: "I reckon I'm the male @TheEllenShow." #doppelganger pic.twitter.com/IGj3Bsr1gn

.@MikeSFOX45NOW with great #Indy500 questions for @jack_harvey42 and @ZachVeach. 🏁🏁 pic.twitter.com/5cbyYONIuf

Gettin' the behind the scenes tour at the home of the 3-time WS champs, @SFGiants. #Indy500 #sfgiants #notbad pic.twitter.com/e7fPLUH5rG

More stops in #Milwaukee for #Indy500 media day: @tmj4, @fox6now and @WISN12News. pic.twitter.com/CS1RbUcuHE

Paying his respects, @josefnewgarden remembers what this weekend is about at the Korean War Memorial during his #Indy500 Media tour #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/9IuZT4KcdM

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