The Green Flag Relay kicked off in style visiting Times Square in New York City and closing the NASDAQ with Hulman Motorsports VP of Events Allison Melangton. The NASDAQ billboard even played video from last year’s Indy 500 to celebrate the moment.
Indy 500 fans are everywhere, including New Zealand where the flag was given a warm welcome by young drivers at the Baypark Speedway. To learn more about its journey to the Bay of Plenty, read coverage from the New Zealand Herald.
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The Green Flag made a stop at another major sporting event, visiting the NHL All-Star Game with Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi. Take a look at photos from Rossi's weekend in Tampa and a special video he recorded with the Green Flag.
The Green Flag journeyed back stateside for the first race of the Verizon IndyCar Series in St. Pete, hanging out with Team Juncos, racing legend Mario Andretti and IMS President Doug Boles.
What trip is worth a 6,670 mile journey? The Winter Olympics! The Green Flag was on hand to cheer for the stars of Team USA throughout the 2018 Games. WTHR’s Dave Calabro recorded a special message for fans 100 Days from the Race from Olympic Village. Our friends at Firestone were also able to take the flag with them to Olympic Hockey and Bobsledding.
In 2018, the Green Flag, long an iconic symbol of Indy 500 Race Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will embark on an epic journey worthy of the world’s largest single day sporting event. The flag will go complete a global relay, journey to iconic venues both near and far as we countdown the days to the landmark 102nd Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Follow along using the map below as Race Car drivers, fans and more take the Green Flag from the Yard of Bricks at IMS to major cities, sporting venues and more around the globe. Let the relay begin!