Indy 500: Mario Andretti Honored With Indianapolis Street to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Win

May 27, 2019 350


Mario Andretti is getting a special honor from the city of Indianapolis ahead of the 50th anniversary of his Indianapolis 500 win. On May 13, the Indiana city honored the racing icon by renaming a portion of a street downtown Mario Andretti Drive as part of the celebrations honoring the 1969 Indy 500 win.

Andretti himself helped put up the sign, getting into a cherry picker to help hang the placard at the corner of Washington and Meridian through the 2019 Indy 500 scheduled for Sunday, May 26. "My very own street," Andretti wrote alongside the announcement on Twitter. "Now I need to hang the speed limit sign. I brought a Sharpie with me just in case I don't like it."

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