The Indianapolis Motor Speedway wiki last edited by Marino on 07/28/14 07:33PM View full history

By the Numbers

Indy 500

  • Most Pole Positions: Rick Mears (6)
  • Most Wins: Aj Foyt, Al Unser, Rick Mears (4)

Brickyard 400

The Milk and the Kiss

Jeff Gordon and owner Rick Hendrick pucker up

With few exceptions winners of the Indy 500 are given a bottle of milk to drink in victory lane, a tradition dating back to 1936 when Louis Meyer first did it.

In 1996 when Dale Jarrett won the Brickyard 400 he and his team began the tradition of kissing the yard of bricks at the start/finish line. The practice has since been adopted by Indy 500 winners as well.

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