IndyCar that will be ‘dropped’ to usher in New Year in Indianapolis to be unveiled Monday


The special IndyCar that will be used for Indianapolis’ New Years Eve celebration will be unveiled Monday at 10 am ET in the Circle City.

New York has its “ball drop” and now Indy, home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the famed Indianapolis 500, will have – well, for lack of a better phrase – a “car drop” to usher in the new year.

“Indy showed the world it could host a great celebration Downtown during the Super Bowl,” Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said back in mid-October when the event was first announced. “I am excited to see a similar kind of excitement continue here on Georgia Street as people come together to ring in the New Year.”

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No, the car won’t plummet to earth at the stroke of midnight. Much like its counterpart in the Big Apple, the special IndyCar will be slowly lowered until all four wheels are back on terra firma, precisely when we say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015.

According to, organizers have it planned where the car will be suspended above Georgia Street in downtown Indy, and will ultimately come to rest on the main stage.

Monday’s press conference will not only unveil the special car, to be presented by IMS president Doug Boles, it will also begin the official countdown to New Years Eve, nine days later.

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